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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.

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?