5 Stages of Retirement Planning

October 19, 2016

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

Member Spotlight: Guy Persico

October 18, 2016

Almost everyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows how hard those first steps are. And almost everyone has wondered about the safest and most effective weight loss methods. So when Guy Persico walked into the Greene County YMCA 18 months ago, weighing 445 pounds, he had no idea what to expect. What he decided,

Why You Should Choose a Job You Love

October 17, 2016

Job hunting is hard. Whether you’re looking for a part-time position, a full-time position, or helping your teen get into the workforce—the process is long and arduous. The most important question to consider when choosing a job is, Will I like it? Being happy in a position is beneficial for many reasons: You’ll be more

What’s the Best Time of Day to Exercise?

October 14, 2016

The hardest part about exercise is the motivation. The key to habitual exercise is through a set routine. It’s like brushing your teeth. You’ve been doing it for so long, you don’t even think twice. You just do it. If you make the gym part of your everyday life, it will become easier and easier

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