7 Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

March 7, 2017

Brain health is equally as important as physical health. Take time out of your daily routine to give your brain a workout. Exercising your brain can improve your memory, focus, and boost your overall mood. Here are a few things you can do to make your mind sweat: Take a Cooking Class Your brain is

7 Tips for Keeping a Fitness Journal

March 6, 2017

When working towards a new and improved healthy lifestyle, there are a number of things you need to consider throughout your journey—you need to consider your goals, your availability, your emotions, and your exercise. There are a number of tools that people use to track this journey—a FitBit, pedometer, or a good pair of sneakers.

Meet Biggest Loser Contestant: Emiliana Brink

March 1, 2017

Emiliana Brink is a 19-year-old member of our Greene County location, and one of the younger contestants in the Biggest Loser Challenge. For Emiliana, the contest isn’t about the cash prize, it’s about so much more. For years, Emiliana has struggled with depression and Compulsive Overeating Disorder. To overcome this, she has decided to conquer

Locker Room Etiquette

February 28, 2017

Locker rooms can be a tricky place. Some people are more comfortable than others. It’s great that you’re comfortable with your body and aren’t bothered by changing in the locker room, but it’s also important to recognize that others might not be as comfortable with it. To help, we’ve come up with a few tips

Spring Into Health

February 21, 2017

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the snow is starting to melt away. It feels like spring is right around the corner—even if it’s only February. Now is the time to jump out of the winter rut and get back out there! Find your motivation Maybe you’re looking to lose weight, tone

Choosing a Summer Camp

February 21, 2017

This can be a difficult decision. There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing where to send your child for one, two, or three weeks of the summer. Summer may seem like a speck in the distance, but now is the time to do your research. Plan ahead, be informed, and prepare for

Cops and Kids Fight Crime Together

February 16, 2017

Cops and Kids Fight Crime Together The Albany Police Athletic League (PAL), Inc. is a juvenile crime prevention program that brings kids and cops together in non-law enforcement settings. PAL accomplishes its goals by providing numerous educational, recreational, and athletic programs to more than 4,000 Albany youth each year. PAL seeks to provide a safe

Refugees Get the Camp Experience

February 16, 2017

Refugees to Camp Program Refugees to Camp is designed to assure a fun, educational, and enriching summer camp experience for children who have experienced the hardships of resettling as a refugee throughout New York. Camp Chingachgook has partnered with Refugees to Camp for the past several summers and has impacted the lives of hundreds of children. Through

Camp to Belong: Reuniting Siblings in NY

February 16, 2017

Camp to Belong at Chingachgook In 2011, Camp to Belong (CTB) partnered with Camp Chingachgook to create an amazing and unique opportunity for children in the New York foster care system. Through Camp to Belong, campers get the chance to reunite with brothers and sisters who were placed in separate foster, adoptive, or kinship homes! Camp

Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together

February 14, 2017

If you’re new to working out, or are trying to get back into a steady gym routine, it can be hard to dive right in. It’s difficult to find the motivation. Changing your eating habits can be difficult, and priorities are hard to reorganize. So how do you overcome it? You invite your significant other