YMCA News

Feel Better. Fight Diabetes. Get Fit.

November 9, 2017

Feel Better. Fight Type II Diabetes. Get Fit.

By Caitlin Stackpool

November is Diabetes Awareness Month, so it’s the perfect time to address the importance of fitness not only for overall health, but for preventing Type II Diabetes. Are you exercising as much as you’d like, or as much as you should to stay healthy and fight disease? If not, the YMCA can help....

Eat for Prevention: How Good Nutrition Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

October 17, 2017

Eat for Prevention: How Good Nutrition Can Reduce Your Risk of Cancer

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s the ideal time to learn more about cancer and understand the crucial role nutrition...

Fitness for Living, Fitness for Life -- at the YMCA

October 17, 2017

Fitness for Living, Fitness for Life -- at the YMCA

By Mcyveton Pierre-Louis

Physical fitness is important throughout your life – at every age and every stage. No one knows this more than the YMCA.

That’s why we have classes and activities at all our branches and program centers to help people get active and stay active even if they’re facing – or especially if they’re...

Find Total Wellness with Yoga

October 17, 2017

Find Total Wellness with Yoga

By Rebecca Watson, YMCA certified yoga instructor

Whether you’ve never tried it, or you’re a regular yogi, there are so many reasons this age-old exercise is becoming increasingly popular. Learn about this powerful fitness form and come to the Y to experience it for yourself.

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.