What Can You Recycle?

November 15, 2016

Did you know that almost 90% of what we throw away could probably be recycled or composted? Landfills are the largest source of human-caused greenhouse gas that’s far more powerful than carbon dioxide. In honor of America Recycles Day, here is a complete list of what you can and cannot recycle: Paper This includes all

Gym Etiquette for the Wellness Center

November 14, 2016

There is a lot of effort and planning that goes into a gym session. You need to work around your kids and your job, have enough time before your nightly television show and enough time to shower before work, and you want to be able to enjoy your time on the treadmill and you should

How to Honor Veterans Day with Your Kids

November 11, 2016

This is a great opportunity to teach your children about our history and the sacrifice and dedication of our veterans. There are simple, creative, and fun ways to celebrate and education your children: Write ‘Thank You’ Cards Whether they’re for someone you know, or for veterans worldwide, have them say thank you. Hand-written cards go

8 Reasons You Should Be Working Out with a Personal Trainer

November 9, 2016

There are a lot of benefits to working out with a personal trainer. Whether you’re training for a specific event, struggle with injury, or just need a little extra push, we have personal trainers at each of our branches who would love to help you reach your full potential. They teach you new things Personal

What to Expect: Yoga Edition

November 7, 2016

Whether you’re new to the gym or you just want to try a new class, yoga is a great way to exercise. We know it can be intimidating to walk into a new class. The following guidelines will help you understand what to expect: What to Wear There is no right or wrong way to dress

Member Spotlight: John Barr

November 4, 2016

“Yoga was my first love and that’s why I come,” 77-year-old John Barr said, sitting for an interview at the Duanesburg YMCA. It was honest the way he said it; no obligation or pressure behind his words, just happiness. “After class, you feel better than when you walked in,” he said. “So I stayed.” In

What is Move for Movember?

November 3, 2016

Sure, we know that fall is the time of facial hair—men start growing beards and mustaches in honor of No-Shave-November and Movember. What you may not know is that Movember is much more than that. What is Movember? The Movember Foundation was founded in 2003 by two men in Australia who set out to bring

Why You Should Download Our App Right Now

November 2, 2016

You can now connect with us with the swipe of your finger. That’s right! We have an app! It’s designed to make your experience as a YMCA member easier than ever. Here’s what you can do with it: Check-in to your branch using your phone With our app, you don’t need to carry around your

Halloween Safety Tips

October 31, 2016

Halloween is an exciting day—you get to dress up as a famous icon or character while collecting sugary goodness. What could be better? While you’re out there having fun tonight, be sure you’re being as safe as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Travel in pairs Whether you’re trick-or-treating with your

Meet Bobbito Garcia: The 2016 Latino Youth Conference Keynote Speaker

October 28, 2016

Bobbito Garcia is an NYC native and entrepreneur who has built an empire on passion. He’s taken his love of basketball and writing, and turned it into a career. Bobbito is a former NY Knicks/MSG Network halftime reporter, author of Where’d You Get Those? NYC’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987, radio co-host of the legendary Stretch and