7 Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

February 23, 2018

Brain health is equally as important as physical health. Take time out of your daily routine to give your brain a workout. Exercising your brain can improve your memory, focus, and boost your overall mood. Here are a few things you can do to make your mind sweat: Take a Cooking Class Your brain is

6 Reasons Swimming is the Best Exercise

February 23, 2018

Have you ever wondered why the people who love swimming absolutely love swimming? Because it’s one of the best workouts for all ages! It’s a Total Body Workout It’s almost as good as lifting weights. It works your arms, back, legs, and abs for the entirety of your workout. It Burns Calories Swimming is a

Choosing a Summer Camp

February 20, 2018

This can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing where to send your child for one, two, or three weeks of the summer. Summer may seem like a speck in the distance, but now is the time to do your research. Plan ahead, be informed, and prepare for

Stay Motivated Like an Olympian

February 13, 2018

You’ve probably been watching the Olympic events in awe, like we have. Two of the USA gold medals winners are only seventeen! It’s amazing to watch the depths of their talent on TV. There’s a lot we can do to emulate their Olympic routine. And while you may never win half-pipe gold, you can hit

Snow Day Workout

February 7, 2018

Snow Day Workouts As told by Stephanie Davis, a Personal Trainer at the Southern Saratoga YMCA Personally, I love, love, love snow days (when I do not have to drive in it, of course). It is great cross training. There are two things I look forward to when we get heavy snow: Shoveling Snow I truly enjoy

Turn Shoveling Into a Workout

February 7, 2018

Shoveling can be a daunting task, especially when there’s a Grey’s Anatomy marathon on TV. Turn shoveling into a fun workout! But beware, shoveling incorrectly can lead to injury. According to a 2011 study, around 11,500 Americans end up in the emergency room each year from shoveling. There are things you can do to get

Weather Update – February 7th

February 7, 2018

Weather Update – Wednesday, February 7th Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany YMCA: Closing at 2:00pm. Bethlehem YMCA:  Closing at 6:00pm. Duanesburg YMCA: Closing at 2:00pm. Glenville YMCA:  Closing at 6:00pm. Greenbush YMCA: Closing at 6:00pm. Greene County YMCA: Closing at 2:00pm.

How To Eat Healthy During the Super Bowl

February 2, 2018

How To Eat Healthy During the Superbowl As told by Allison Reinhardt, the Regional Wellness Director at the Southern Saratoga and Glenville YMCA Did you know that the average person consumes around 6,000 calories on Super Bowl Sunday? That’s almost two pounds of additional body-weight in one day! So what can we do? Healthy living is

Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together

February 2, 2018

If you’re new to working out, or are trying to get back into a steady gym routine, it can be hard to dive right in. It’s difficult to find the motivation. Changing your eating habits can be difficult, and priorities are hard to reorganize. So how do you overcome it? You invite your significant other

Spring Into Health

February 2, 2018

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the snow is starting to melt away. It feels like spring is right around the corner—even if it’s only February. Now is the time to jump out of the winter rut and get back out there! Find your motivation Maybe you’re looking to lose weight, tone