5 Stages of Retirement Planning

September 22, 2017

Everyone dreams of retirement. You dream of golf tournaments, beaches, and endless re-runs on daytime TV. Unfortunately, retirement isn’t gifted to you—it’s something you need to plan for. Here’s what to expect: Know Your Needs and How to Meet Them Retirement is expensive. The earlier you determine your retirement goals, the easier the planning will

Gym Etiquette for Group Exercise

September 22, 2017

Group exercises classes are one of the many things that makes the Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA) so special. We have great instructors, awesome facilities, and a number of different class choices to make your exercise routine a little more fun! Like the equipment room, there is an etiquette to follow when attending a group class.

What to Expect: Boxing Edition

September 22, 2017

Boxing is an exercise trend that’s on the rise. Celebrities are doing it. Your friends are doing it. Why don’t you try it too? Maybe you think it’s too violent, or that it’s an exercise for the experienced. But anyone can do it! Here are a few things to keep in mind about your first

Refugee Family Learns to Be Safe Around Water

September 22, 2017

In May 2016, five young girls came to America with their parents and brother from Afghanistan with their family to begin a new life. They were relocated to America in order to escape the violence of the Taliban and get a fresh start. As a collective effort to help the family acclimate to a new

Friends Help Friends Save Money

September 21, 2017

Exercise can be a difficult routine to maintain, but it’s twice as hard when there are sugar plums and eggnog clouding your vision. Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. You probably have at least one or two friends who are struggling with the same issue. Why not join forces? If you join the Y with a friend,

Member Spotlight: Alexx Fuino

September 18, 2017

Meet Alexx Fuino, a young mother who found a second home at the YMCA. Alexx first moved to the area a few years ago with her husband Justin. The two met while serving in the military and relocated to Bethlehem back in 2010. Since then, the couple has frequented the YMCA as both employees and

6 Reasons to Run a 5K

September 18, 2017

If you’re anything like me, the idea of running a 5K, or running any sort of distance, can seem extremely scary. Some people gravitate towards running as a means of exercise while others struggle with it. 5K’s are good for both experienced and beginner runners and I believe that everyone should run at least on 5K

Y Happenings

September 13, 2017

Looking for things to do with your family this weekend? Or are you looking for a night out and a fun activity for your kids? We have all of that! Here is whats going on this weekend across our association: Thursday, September 14th The Basics of Alzheimers – Southern Saratoga If you or someone you know

6 Ways to Be Active With Your Kids

September 13, 2017

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time for the whole family to learn healthy habits together! The family that exercises together, stays together. Plus, it will bring your family closer together. We’ve come up with a few tips to help your family stay active. Take a class together This can introduce

Talking to Your Kids About 9/11

September 11, 2017

It’s difficult for children to understand the magnitude of the 9/11 tragedy. As a parent, it can be difficult to speak to your children about difficult topics in our history. While it’s not easy, it’s better to educate children at a young age so we’ve come up with a few ways to talk to your