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Healthy Living Blog

Information and inspiration to help you make a habit out of living healthy.


Try the Y: Dance Fitness

Tuesday, March 03, 2015
Our Dance Blast and Zumba® instructors combine fitness with fun while leading their classes in hip-hop and Latin-inspired dances set to popular songs. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 6: "I don't need to change my workout"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015
It’s tough to change up a routine if you’re fairly satisfied with it. But we can think of a few reasons to break out of your rut. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 5: "Lifting weights is just for men"

Thursday, January 15, 2015
Some of our members—women in particular—worry that lifting heavier weights will lead to beefy muscle tone and a “too buff” physique. In fact, lifting weights leads men AND women to a leaner body and a higher metabolism. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 4: "The gym is scary"

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
We understand that for many members—especially those just starting a workout plan—the gym can overwhelming. But it's different at the Y. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 3: "Water aerobics is for seniors"

Thursday, January 08, 2015
Our pools aren’t just for youth swim lessons and seniors—they’re for everyone. Swimming is vigorous exercise that’s gentle on the joints and great for keeping cool. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 2: "I can't do group exercise"

Tuesday, January 06, 2015
Don’t get us wrong—a session on the treadmill still makes for a good workout. At the Y, though, we believe getting in shape doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. ... Read More


Tips for Achieving New Year’s Resolutions

Monday, January 05, 2015
A positive outlook doesn’t always translate to action unless without setting manageable goals and leaning on the support of health and wellness communities. Here are five tips the Y recommends to help make a healthy New Year’s resolution stick. ... Read More


Fitness Myth No. 1: "Weight loss first, gym later"

Wednesday, December 31, 2014
There’s a phrase we hear often from our members—especially in the weeks right after the holiday season—that really has us scratching our heads: “I need to get in better shape before I can work out at the Y.” ... Read More


Add stress relief to your Christmas list this holiday season

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Between an increase in expectations and a decrease in available time, it is no wonder that many of us feel an increase in our stress level during the holiday season. ... Read More


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