8 Reasons to Play Pickleball

September 21, 2018

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

6 Reasons to Add Strength Training to your Exercise Routine

September 21, 2018

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

How to Keep Your Child Active, Even if They Hate Exercise

September 18, 2018

How to Keep Your Child Active, Even if They Hate Exercise Many kids (like adults) dislike the act of exercising. With the rise of technology, kids have less and less reasons to get out to be physically fit. How do you get the screens away from the kids and make exercise more appealing? Here are

Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone

September 6, 2018

Get Outside of Your Comfort Zone While the Glenville YMCA is renovating the Wellness Center, they are offering a number of additional group exercise classes to keep you moving! Here are your options: Current Classes: Are you a Novice or beginner exerciser or prefer lower impact workouts or use the exercise bike? Please give one

6 Reasons to Run a 5K

August 29, 2018

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

6 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

August 27, 2018

Getting your child back into the swing of the school year can be hard, especially with a holiday weekend coming up. You could be torn between mentally preparing your child and letting them enjoy their last few days of freedom. To help ease the transition, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you

Remembering Peter “Pete” Pink

August 10, 2018

A Life of Service Pete Pink began his lifelong association with the YMCA at the age of 7 as a day camper at Tippecanoe. He enjoyed his youth membership at the Schenectady Y so much that he enrolled in Springfield College to prepare for a YMCA career.  Upon graduating from Springfield College in 1965, and

6 Tips to Get Back to School Ready

August 8, 2018

Getting your child back into the swing of the school year can be hard, especially with a holiday weekend coming up. You could be torn between mentally preparing your child and letting them enjoy their last few days of freedom. To help ease the transition, we’ve come up with a few tips to help you

Meet the Program Director!

July 26, 2018

Meet the New Program Director: Bobby Flike Please join us in welcoming Bobby Flike as the new Program Director at the Southern Saratoga YMCA. Bobby began his YMCA career in January 2018, as a Wellness Coach. Bobby holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Hudson Valley Community College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social

10 Ways to Ask Your Kids About Their Day at Camp

July 26, 2018

Have you ever asked your child, ‘How was your day?’ and they respond with, ‘Good.’ You try to get more out of them by asking, ‘What did you do?’ and they answer, ‘nothing’. Well there may be a way around that! We’ve compiled a quick list of questions to ask your child that will get