Why You Should Learn CPR and First Aid

October 14, 2016

There are a number of reasons to register for a CPR and First Aid course—maybe you need a refresher course, are required by and employer, or simply want to be prepared for whatever life throws your way. Whatever your reasoning, we will help you get there. Certification is simple. All you have to do is

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Workout

October 13, 2016

If you’re not one of those people who is naturally in love with exercise, working out can be a bit of a challenge. What’s the secret to making exercise part of your daily routine? Find a Plan That Works for You Working out is not a one-size-fits-all recipe. Your body may not be able to

We’re CLYNK-ing and You Should Too

October 12, 2016

Are you a Hannaford shopper? If so, you can help us raise money for the Capital District YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program! We have recently signed up as a Hannaford Community Cash partner through CLYNK, the new drop and go bottle return system located inside Hannaford Supermarkets. Thanks to this new opportunity, we are

Why Choose the YMCA?

October 11, 2016

Choosing a gym can be overwhelming, but it all boils down to you. What exactly are you looking for? Flexible hours? Helpful staff? Weight training? An instructor who will guide you through a workout? The Capital District YMCA (CDYMCA) has it all. Here, at the CDYMCA, we offer ten convenient locations to meet your wellness

Think Pink and Support Breast Cancer Research

October 10, 2016

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:

National Child Health Day

October 3, 2016

Each year since 1928, under a joint Resolution of Congress, the President of the United States has proclaimed Child Health Day.  This day was originally observed on each May 1 until 1960 when the date was changed to the first Monday in October of each calendar year. “On Child Health Day, we are reminded of

Member Spotlight: Meet Veronica, Cancer Survivor

October 3, 2016

Veronica joined the YMCA over 15 years ago, just before she had her first child. As a mother, she originally used the Y’s services for her kids at the KidzLodge, camps, teen nights, swim lessons, picnics and other activities. Then, five years ago, Veronica was diagnosed with kidney cancer. “Being a mom, you neglect yourself,”

National Learning and Development Month

October 1, 2016

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you” -BB King You’re never too old to learning something new. To help those who want to keep growing and learning, we at the Y provide classes to everyone whether it’s to strengthen the body or the mind. We provide CPR/First

National Coffee Day

September 29, 2016

September 29th is a day where we honor the very thing we get out of bed for, what motivates us through our days, and what we can only have when it’s made a certain way. If you have a slight obsession with coffee, you may want to keep reading to learn some new recipes. Almond

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day

September 28, 2016

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day is an annual campaign that was created by the Health Information Resource Center and it’s goal is to have women take control of their health. This is also part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Week. An estimated 80,000 to 100,000 women of all ages, from across the country, will