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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.

Don’t Pass the Salt, Please!

July 17, 2017

This Summer: Don’t Pass the Salt, Please!

When it comes to a healthy diet, a tip people often hear is “watch your salt.” Why exactly is salt so bad for us? And with salt seemingly in everything we eat, how we can take steps to cut back?

The scoop on salt and sodium

First, it helps to understand that salt – in moderation – is not bad for you. Table salt is made up of...