Meet Group Exercise Instructor: Nina Floyd

May 25, 2017

Nina Floyd has 13 years under her belt as a Group Exercise Instructor and her energy is contagious. “I’ve always loved the atmosphere you can create in a class. I like how I see all different age groups moving and getting excited about moving,” said Nina. “I want them to get excited about a healthy

New Tunes To Fuel Your Workouts

March 24, 2017

A typical gym routine looks something like this – walk to the locker room where music is playing over the loud speaker, lock your belongings away and walk towards the fitness center. As you approach your first machine or begin your first exercise, you choose your playlist and slide on your headphones. Turning on music

Water – Your New Bestfriend

February 9, 2017

Your body is composed of 60% water. Your body is utilizing that 60% through regular daily activity – through skin evaporation, regulating body temperature, bowel movements, salivation and digestion. It is essential that you replace these fluids daily. Benefits You Can See Your skin contains plenty of water. It acts a protective barrier to prevent excess

Getting Started With Exercise

January 31, 2017

Fitness is for everyone. Regardless of what some people may say about themselves not being the “exercise type,” fitness can be molded to fit everyone’s body. Generally, excuses are made by people with busy lives, or by those who may not feel comfortable exercising, or maybe because they don’t believe that they are unhealthy. The

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

8 Ways to Make the Most of Your Workout

October 13, 2016

If you’re not one of those people who is naturally in love with exercise, working out can be a bit of a challenge. What’s the secret to making exercise part of your daily routine? Find a Plan That Works for You Working out is not a one-size-fits-all recipe. Your body may not be able to

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: