Retreat Yoga vs. Studio Yoga – What’s Better?

While physical location does not dictate your entire experience, it definitely plays an important role in it.  Since Yoga is about bringing yourself more fully into the world, into the present moment – to Here and Now, where you are at any given moment is, naturally, a part of that. I’ve been a yoga instructor

03.08.2017        By: Courtney Gable, Fitness Instructor, Abington YMCA        Read More


There are some common misconceptions when it comes to exercise and the impact free weights have on getting fit – we hear them all the time at the YMCA. “Aerobics are for women.” “Men don’t take classes, we stay on the wellness floor and in the weight room.” “If I lift weights, I will get

01.06.2017        By: Gina Ellis – Group Fitness Instructor, Rocky Run YMCA        Read More

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


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


“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