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

Treat Yourself Tuesdays at Friendly’s – Troy

January 3, 2019

Treat Yourself Tuesdays at Friendly’s Visit the Hoosick Street Friendly’s between 7:00am-10:00pm, the second Tuesday of every month, present the FUNraising voucher or social media post to your server and 20% of your purchase will be donated to the Troy Family YMCA. We will be raising money for the following programs: January 8th – Social

Commit To Be Fit

January 2, 2019

Commit to Be Fit   Get motivated this January by joining our Commit to Be Fit program! There will be weekly challenges made for you to rack up points and enter to win a big prize each week: a FitBit, a YMCA jacket, gift cards, personal training, and a YMCA membership! Everyone who joins the program will

IronJanuary Challenge

January 2, 2019

IronJanuary Challenge Do you think you have what it takes to complete the IronJanuary Challenge? IronJanuary is a virtual event in which you complete the Ironman distances on your own throughout the month of January (2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike, 26.2 mile run). You have from 12:00AM January 1, 2019 to 11:59PM January 31,