Halloween Safety

October 13, 2017

Halloween is an exciting day—you get to dress up as a famous icon or character while collecting sugary goodness. What could be better? While you’re out there having fun, be sure you’re being as safe as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Travel in pairs Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your child

8 Reasons to Play Pickleball

October 13, 2017

You may have heard about Pickleball, or have seen it played at your local Y, but what is it? Well, it’s sort of like tennis, but on a smaller scale. It’s been a hit with the older community as it’s a fun, fast-paced, yet low-impact workout! But why should you get started? It’s a fun

Think Pink This October

October 11, 2017

Breast cancer is an extremely malevolent disease that affects one in eight women nationwide. This is a large group of people whose entire lives have been affected by this disease. Thanks to global fundraising efforts, there are currently over 2.8 million breast cancer survivors alive in the United States today. Here’s how you can help:

6 Reasons to Add Strength Training to your Exercise Routine

October 10, 2017

Strength training can be intimidating, because there are a lot of stereotypes and preconceived notions surrounding that type of exercise. Some people think strength training requires bench pressing heavy weights, or participating in competitions, but that doesn’t have to be the case. That is just one type of strength training. Strength training can be as

4 Reasons to Try a HIIT Class

October 4, 2017

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) can be intimidating. It’s a high-energy workout that keeps you moving for the entire class. If you’re unfamiliar, HIIT classes alternate short, but intense exercises—you move quickly from one exercise to the next with short resting periods. Simply speaking, you’ll be working as hard as humanly possible for the entire


September 29, 2017

In these divided times, we must continue to bring people together, find common ground and bridge divides. Here in the Capital Region, the Y knows that this can start with something as simple as striking up a conversation with someone you’ve just met. This October, the Y is encouraging community members to meet someone new,

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