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A 30-Minute Workout that Gets Results

Don’t think you have time for classes? Can’t commit to an hour of time at the YMCA? Do you prefer to have your own fitness routine and aren’t a fan of group classes? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, I have a solution! Consider CXWORX™ as an alternative workout that gives you

11.07.2016        By: Gina Ellis – Group Fitness Instructor, Rocky Run YMCA        Read More

Real Benefits from Family Time at the Table in 5 Simple Steps

When I was younger, I saw the movie If It’s Tuesday, This Must be Belgium. That title stuck with me. If I were to make a movie of my family life now, the title would be something like, If It’s Tuesday There Must Be Baseball; or, If It’s Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, There Must Be

09.20.2016        By: Rosemary Wisniewski        Read More

7 TIPS FOR A GREAT FITNESS JOURNAL

When traveling on the road to a healthy lifestyle, it’s always a good idea to bring along a few tools. So, what’s in your healthy lifestyle toolbox? Maybe you have a Fitbit or similar electronic tracker, a sturdy pair of walking shoes, or a food scale. What about a notebook and pencil (or pen, or

08.01.2016        By: Rosemary Wisniewski        Read More

FITNESS THAT PACKS A PUNCH

“Do you know why I enjoy Body Combat so much? It’s because for an hour, I can’t think about anything else. I work hard, I sweat, I release all my stress and when I leave, I feel like a new person, and a bad-ass.” A member told me that last week and she’s not alone

07.22.2016        By: Gina Ellis, Group Fitness Instructor, Rocky Run YMCA        Read More

YOGA – IS IT FOR ME?

“I can’t do Yoga because…” It’s a phrase I often hear. That, or some variation of it. The mere idea of Yoga seems to stir in some people an immediate and visceral response of resistance. Rather than judging or dismissing such a reaction, there’s real value in looking closer at it. Yoga is ‘hot’ right

07.14.2016        By: Courtney Gable, Yoga Instructor, Abington YMCA Health and Wellness Coach        Read More

GET TO KNOW THE KETTLEBELL SWING

If you look around your local YMCA Wellness floor, I’m sure you’ve noticed the bell shaped tool of various weights with handles on top of them. These are Kettlebells which originated from Russia and recently gained popularity in the US. The most well-known movement performed with the Kettlebell is the kettlebell swing which is a

07.08.2016        By: Geraldine Zapanta, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, Kettlebell Athletics Level 1 Instructor, TRX        Read More