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

Family Health and Fitness Day

September 24, 2016

GET ACTIVE! September 24th is the 20th Annual Family Health and Fitness Day! We at the Y support healthy living for all members of our community! Family Health and Fitness Day always lands on the last Saturday of September. Today’s purpose is to promote family physical activity and togetherness. Not only is physical activity important, but so is

Great American Pot Pie Day

September 23, 2016

Today we celebrate one of America’s most beloved foods…pie! Everyone loves at least one type of pie and today we focus especially on our savory favorite Chicken Pot Pie! There’s nothing better than sticking your fork through a flaky, crispy layer of pie crust and then into an oozing delicious creamy sauce full of chicken

Autmnal Equinox

September 22, 2016

On September 22nd, we welcome Autumn! It’s that time of the year again. The summer has ended, and autumn is upon us, when the weather is getting cooler, and the leaves are turning colors. Today is the Autumnal Equinox which is when the sun is directly along the equator, beginning the autumn season. It’s time to pull out those