Why You Should Listen to a Podcast While You Work Out

February 22, 2019

Why You Should Listen to a Podcast While You Work Out People listen to podcasts while doing a number of mundane activities—driving, cleaning the house, walking the dog, or while at their desk, but have you ever listened to one while you work out? Maybe it’s time to take a break from your gym playlist

Weather Update

February 13, 2019

Weather Update – Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany: All morning classes and programs are canceled. Bethlehem: All morning classes and programs, including Child Watch, are canceled. Duanesburg YMCA: All morning classes and programs,

Weather Update

February 12, 2019

Weather Update – Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany: The building will close at 6:00pm. There will be no evening classes or programs. Bethlehem: The building will close at 8:00pm. There will be no evening

How to Become a Lifeguard

February 11, 2019

Lifeguarding is a fun and extremely rewarding job. As a guard, you’re an important and admired member of your community. You have the power to save a life and educate our youth on the importance of water safety. Why become a lifeguard? Lifeguards are an integral part of the aquatics community. As a guard, you’ll

Weather Update

January 29, 2019

Weather Update – Wednesday, January 30th Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany: The facility is open as normal. Bethlehem:The facility is open as normal. Duanesburg YMCA: All morning classes and programs, including Child Watch, are canceled. Glenville: All morning

Meet Robert!

January 28, 2019

Meet Robert Mills, the Troy YMCA Intern Robert is a part of The Sage Colleges Business Administration class of 2019. Robert will be with us through the end of April completing his student internship. Here are five fun facts about Robert: 1) I currently play bass guitar, drums, organ & keyboard. Sundays I perform at

Food Donations Needed

January 22, 2019

As you may have heard in the news, due to the government shutdown and code blue cold conditions, our local food pantries are struggling to keep their shelves filled and are in urgent need of supplies. Our partners at CAP COM Federal Credit Union are asking for our help. Through Thursday, February 28th, our YMCA locations will serve as drop-off locations, in addition to all

Weather Update

January 18, 2019

Weather Update – Sunday, January 20th Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany: The facility will be closed on Sunday, January 20th. Bethlehem:The facility will be closed on Sunday, January 20th. Duanesburg YMCA: The facility will be closed on

2019 Race Series

January 9, 2019

2019 YMCA Race Series: Sponsored by Blue Shield of Northeastern New York The 2019 Race Series is finally here! We have a race for everyone: 5Ks, Duathlons, Triathlons, a 10K, and a Half Marathon! Commit to being active this year by registering for one or all of our upcoming races! Save the Dates! Sunday, April

Tips For Staying Healthy During Vacation

January 3, 2019

Now that the cold weather has arrived, many people are going on vacations during their winter breaks. It’s really easy to let your healthy habits slip away while on vacation, but that doesn’t mean you have to completely go off the rails with exercise and nutrition. Here are some tricks on how to have fun