Healthy Meeting and Events Guide

August 21, 2014

How much time do you spend at work? The life expectancy in America is 78.6 years. This means most of us will spend an average of: 71 years indoors 10 years at work 5 years sitting at a desk (office workers) 2 years sitting in work meetings (average employee) To help build healthy communities, we’ve

Josh Wolin Promoted to Aquatics Director

August 20, 2014

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Josh Wolin to the position of Aquatics Director at the Bethlehem Area YMCA. Josh started his career with the Y in June of 2011, as a swim coach.  His insightful nature along with his charismatic personality has enabled him to develop a swim team based on the

Arthritis Program

August 18, 2014

Hear from Desiree, a member of the Healthy Living Center, as she speaks about her progress in the Enhance®Fitness Arthritis Program. Enhance®Fitness Arthritis Program is a 16 week evidence-based group exercise program that uses simple, easy to follow movements that motivate individuals with arthritis to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular,

Family Fun Month

August 13, 2014

August is Family Fun Month and with 19 days until September, there is still plenty of summer fun to be had. Family fun doesn’t need to be extravagant, it can be anywhere, any time. And you don’t need to go far to have fun. 31 Ideas to Celebrate Family Fun Month: Go on a picnic

We Have Arrived

August 12, 2014

After arriving last night, being assigned their rooms, enjoying a tasty dinner on the veranda of the JIY and a bit of blogging, everyone headed off to bed to get a good night’s sleep in the Jerusalem air.  They woke up refreshed and ready to go.  Starting with a beautiful buffet breakfast (yes we talk

International Youth Day

August 12, 2014

Youth Day presents an opportunity for every country to assess their investment in and commitment to youth, as well as general education. At the Y we are committed to helping our young people learn, grow, and thrive. As a Global Center of Excellence, the Capital District YMCA is committed to helping young people around the

Ultimate Summer Games

August 1, 2014

Check out our annual “Celebration of Summer”, the Ultimate Summer Games powered by Bluerock Energy at YMCA Adventure Camp in Guilderland. Post by Capital District YMCA.

First Day Jitters

July 7, 2014

First day jitters of excitement hit us the moment we touched down in the airport. The long eleven hour flight was well worth it at that point. Although we were a bit scattered on the plane all of us from New York had already created a great bond with everyone from Houston! Everyone is so

Healthy Aging Tips for Active Older Adults

May 25, 2014

May is National Senior Month, and as a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the nation’s healthand well-being, the Capital District YMCA offers the following tips to encourageolder adults in the Capital Region live healthier lives.   1. Have fun with your food. Eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring! Have fun with your fruits and vegetables