6 Reasons Winter is the Most Important Season for Exercise

December 7, 2018

Finding the time and energy to exercise in the winter can be tough. It’s cold, snowy, and windy while your house is warm and cozy. It’s easy to skip your early morning gym sessions when the weather doesn’t agree with you, but it’s extremely important to exercise through the winter. Exercise is important year round,

10 Ways to De-Stress Every Day

December 6, 2018

Stress is unavoidable. You’re stressed in the morning when you check the clock and realize you’re running late to work. You’re stressed about meeting Friday’s deadline and you’re getting worked up about the fact that the holidays are right around the corner. Your kids both have sports practice at the same time and you have

Weather Update

November 16, 2018

Weather Update – Friday, November 16th Due to inclement weather, we have a few delays and closing. The weather has affected the hours and offerings at the following branches: Albany: The Albany Early Learning Center is on a 2 hour delay. Bethlehem: All morning classes and programs, including Child Watch are cancelled. Duanesburg YMCA: All morning classes and

A Guide to Healthy Holidays

November 1, 2018

A Guide to Healthy Holidays When the holiday season comes around, it’s a little too easy to let go of your healthy ways. Here are some tips and tricks on how to stay on top of your health and fitness goals during the winter months. Eat normally throughout the day Don’t starve yourself for the

Halloween Safety

October 25, 2018

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, 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 child

Y Happenings: Halloween Edition

October 15, 2018

We love to see the kids in costume, having fun. We have a ton of events happening across our association this month.

Meet the New Schenectady YMCA Wellness Coordinator!

October 9, 2018

Meet the New Schenectady YMCA Wellness Coordinator: Steve Dowd Prior to becoming the Wellness Coordinator at the Schenectady YMCA Steve was a Strength & Conditioning Coach/Personal Trainer in Utica, New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Studies from Utica College. Steve is a NCSA Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, and is

DIY Halloween Costumes

September 28, 2018

Halloween is the best time of year. It’s a time where you laugh and scream at the same time while collecting endless amounts of candy. That part is easy. The biggest dilemma is what to wear. The costume possibilities are endless. If you’re a planner, you already have your costume ready. If you’re a procrastinator, you’re

Think Pink This October

September 28, 2018

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:

Meet the New Guilderland YMCA Aquatics Director!

September 24, 2018

Brian first started with the Guilderland YMCA in 2007 as a lifeguard and swim instructor.