Meet Aquatics Instructor: Jack Sherry

January 24, 2017

Meet Jack Jack Sherry has been a member of the Troy YMCA since 2012 and quickly progressed from member to instructor. Jack currently teaches both Water Wellness and Forever Fit Cardio aqua classes at the Troy branch and has acquired quite the following. Now, 71, Jack shows no signs of slowing down. Prior to joining

Functional Fitness in 30 Minutes or Less

January 20, 2017

Functional Fitness for Quality of Life in 30 Minutes or Less As told by Stephanie Davis, a Personal Trainer at the Southern Saratoga YMCA Functional fitness takes what you learn in the gym and applies it to your everyday life. Maybe you’re a carpenter who lifts heavy wood all day, or a bartender who squats all night

6 Eating Habits to Maximize Your Workout

January 18, 2017

Exercise and eating go hand in hand. But maintaining a healthy lifestyle, or kick-starting your New Year’s fitness goals doesn’t mean starting a crash diet, or only eating raw foods. It’s about knowing what to eat when and what types of foods can help you make the most out of your workout! A healthy breakfast

New Year’s Resolutions – Do Them Right

January 16, 2017

This is the time of the year for making New Year’s resolutions and getting  gym memberships. This typically plays out in one of two ways. You either never visit the gym, or your visits begin to dwindle  three months in. There are methods you can easily implement in your life to keep yourself motivated and

Circle of Champs Helps Families Make Memories Outside of the Hospital

January 11, 2017

Circle of Champs offers help to families with a child who has a life-threatening illness. Beyond the sick child, Circle of Champs offers the entire family a break from the stress this illness puts on the whole family. While this program helps a number of families in the area, there is one family who wanted

What is Circle of Champs?

January 10, 2017

Throughout our Annual Campaign, we fundraise for a number of different aspects of our association—from our teen programs, to after-school programs, and even camp. There is one program that we fundraise for that not only helps children, but helps the entire family. That program is called, Circle of Champs. You may have heard about Circle

Join the #HealthyYChallenge

January 4, 2017

Join the #HealthyYChallenge today and compete in a battle of the branches competition. What is the #HealthyYChallenge? When you join, you are automatically a member of your branch’s team. You earn points for different types of workouts, completing different challenges, and working hard to be your best self. You’ll be given weekly workouts and new

How to Stick to Your New Year’s Resolution

December 28, 2016

We always start the year with good intentions. We’re going to go to the gym five times a week. We’re going to make a budget and stick to it. We’re going to read one book a week, etc. But how often do we fulfill our goals? Hardly ever. But, I feel like 2017 is your

Meet Workout Buddies: Laura and Meridith

December 20, 2016

Meet Workout Buddies: Laura and Meridith Workout buddies, Laura Brothers and Meridith Haskins, wake up before the sun to start their workout at 5:00am. They meet in the wellness center, three times a week. Meridith brings the notebooks, and keeps track of their workouts and tracks their progress. “I really think, honestly and truly, that

Friends Help Friends Save Money

December 19, 2016

Exercise can be a difficult routine to maintain, but it’s twice as hard when there are sugar plums and eggnog clouding your vision. Don’t feel bad. You’re not alone. You probably have at least one or two friends who are struggling with the same issue. Why not join forces? If you join the Y with