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There are many reasons to incorporate regular exercise in your day. Some people want to lose a few pounds. Others want to increase their energy levels so they can keep up with their kids or be more productive at work. Still others are looking to...

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At some point in your fitness journey, you are going to hit a wall of plateau. Sometimes there are 5-10 pounds we just can’t seem to lose. Luckily, there are a couple of solutions to push through this wall.

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Peanut butter without jelly?Macaroni without cheese?Batman without Robin?Cardio without resistance/weight training?  You get it.  One isn’t as good without the other.  We all know cardio strengthens the heart and lungs, assists in weight loss,...

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Working out and training is vital to overall health and if you are trying to reach a certain goal. Whether it is losing weight, building muscle, or training for a 5k or iron man, all of these goals and events require training. However, there is...

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Hey, you made it! You have conquered the hardest part about coming to the gym.In my opinion, walking in the front door, dressed and ready to go is a tremendous achievement. There are so many issues to handle trying to accomplish that one task....

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September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and as a leading community-based organization dedicated to improving health, the Gateway Region YMCA offers the following tips to help families incorporate healthy eating and regular...

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As we find ourselves returning to an exercise regime, or even beginning a routine for the first time, we may enter an intimidating place...the GYM! At the YMCA, we strive to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable coming to build a...

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You may have heard of all the hype around indoor cycling... and it's all true! It's fun and a calorie blaster. But to a some, it's also a little scary. I've put together a list of tips to make your first class a wonderful experience.  Let's begin...

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Whether your exercise of choice is running, playing sports, swimming, taking a group fitness class, or strength training…. there are two components every fitness routine should include: warm-ups and cool-downs.   They are key components of your...

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