YMCA News

Mindful Eating: Nourishing the Body and Mind

September 18, 2017

September is National Yoga Month, celebrating a form of exercise that nurtures the spirit, mind, and body. This focus on mindfulness and being in touch with ourselves can transcend to nutrition. Here, we look at how “mindful eating” can improve the way we eat and how we nourish our bodies.

Join Us In Acceptance

September 6, 2017

Join Us in Acceptance

If you have turned on the TV over the last weeks, you have seen the tragic stories of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the lives lost and the lives in chaos. So many people have suffered so much. Their homes have been destroyed, their possessions have been ruined and their families struggle to attain basic needs.

Breathe Life Into Your Deadlifts

August 29, 2017

Breathe Life into Your Deadlift

by Rod DeLeon

Every day at the Y, we see more people doing “deadlifts.” Why? Many reasons! This powerlifting move can strengthen your core, improve your other lifts, and make you stronger overall. Deadlifts can be a great exercise. But to get the most out of them, you have to do them correctly and...

Box Jumping 101

August 29, 2017

Thinking Outside the Box Jump

by Rod DeLeon

You’ve probably seen those strange wood crates in the weight room. What are those primitive, unfinished boxes, and what are they for? The answer is box jumps, and they’re becoming increasingly popular. But why are people doing them, and are they doing them right?

Nutritious School Lunches

August 21, 2017

Start the School Year Right with Power-Packed Lunches

It’s time for school again! That means it’s also time for the daily challenge of determining what your kids will eat for lunch.