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1 in 8 women

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Thursday, October 31, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Sharon made an important choice after her breast cancer diagnosis on January 31, 2017: Go about life with a positive attitude.


Sisters Find Wellness at the YMCA in Their Retirement

Posted by: Elaine on Wednesday, October 2, 2019
“I smile during my classes because I am so happy to be in the pool and healthy in my retirement!” Kathy Sisters, Nancy and Kathy, began their wellness journey at the YMCA of Broome in February 2019. Both ladies wanted to make their ...

Private Lessons Turn Four-Year Old Into a Confident Swimmer

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Four-year old Morly took her first YMCA swim lessons with Shaylee in May. Her mom, Laura, said, “It was important that Morly be confident in water so I could feel safe taking her and her younger brother in the pool together this summer. When I ...

Vanessa: A Mom Committed to Water Safety

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, July 30, 2019

The CDC says every day 10 people die from unintentional drowning. Of this number, 2 are 14 years or younger. It is the 5th leading cause of unintentional injury death. For every child who dies, another 5 are treated at the ER. More than 50% of that number require hospitalization; some suffer irrevocable brain damage.


Summer: Make It Magnificent, Memorable and Meaningful

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, July 8, 2019

Tips and tricks to keep busy all summer. 


Cassie’s Story: The Benefits of Life Guarding

Posted by: Unknown on Monday, June 17, 2019

When Cassie’s 2019 spring semester ended at her Pennsylvania campus, she didn’t worry about finding a summer job when she returned home. The 20-year old Athletic Training major immediately picked up YMCA of Broome County lifeguard shifts vacated by university students returning to their hometowns. Cassie, who started guarding at age 16, said one advantage of the job is the flexible hours that fit her availability.  


Master Gardener Increases Her “Fun”ctional Fitness in Deep Water Exercise Class

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Friday, May 31, 2019

Master Gardener Increases Her “Fun”ctional Fitness in Deep Water Exercise Class

And Shares Safety Tips for Upcoming Garden Season


Ten Tips for Outdoor Weekend Warrior and Warmer Weather Workouts

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Thursday, May 16, 2019

Get prepared for summer with these tips. 


Congratulations, Jessica!

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Jessica’s water exercise classes anxiously awaited the results of her Saturday March 23rd Special Olympic Swim Meet. Everyone in the pool broke out in cheers the following Monday when she announced she took 1st Place in the Butterfly and 2nd ...

Pat’s Progress

Posted by: Elaine on Thursday, March 28, 2019

After a two-year hiatus from the gym. I felt out of shape.


My Turn

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Six-year old Savannah is finally getting her turn. All her life, Savannah watched her 3 older sisters at their sport events; this week they cheered her on during her second YMCA of Broome County Youth Basketball game. Savannah ran up and down the ...

Senior Fitness Evaluation Day

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Measuring New YMCA Member, Dory’s, Progress

 


The YMCA of Broome County Joins the Cornhole Craze!

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, January 14, 2019

The YMCA of Broome County Joins the Cornhole Craze!

League Play Starts January 22, 2019


Changes Ahead in 2019! Wellness Goals that Work for You!

Posted by: Unknown on Wednesday, January 2, 2019

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”  Norman Vincent Peale


Keeping the Holidays Simple, Fun and Memorable:

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, December 10, 2018

Keeping the Holidays Simple, Fun and Memorable: A Holiday Gift Giving Guide

 


25 TIPS TO PREVENT HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

Posted by: Alicia Davis on Monday, December 3, 2018

The holiday season is a challenging time for everyone's waistline. Most people gain one to two pounds during the holidays and those who are already overweight may gain five or more pounds. We all know those pesky pounds don't disappear along with the holiday decorations, but it is possible to enjoy the holidays without throwing your healthy habits out the window. You can indulge in your favorite holiday foods and still make it to the New Year wearing the same size (or smaller!). Follow these simple tips to keep your calories and weight in check during the holiday season.


Workout Incentive

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, November 19, 2018

Win prizes just for coming to workout at the Y! 


Healthy Comfort Food

Posted by: Sarah Briggs on Monday, November 12, 2018
Myth: Maintaining a healthy diet means that I only have a few meal options, my types of foods will be limited, and it will all boring. Truth: Eating healthy does not have to be boring! Many of your favorite “cheat meals” or ...

Turn the Clock Back

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, November 5, 2018

How to gain more from the extra hour. “Not enough time in the day to____.” is finished with thousands of answers.


Fire Prevention Week 2018: October 7th - October 13th

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, October 8, 2018

LOOK, LISTEN, LEARN Tips

 


Preparing for Disasters and Extreme Weather

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Monday, October 1, 2018
Recent weather events reinforce the possibility severe storms can appear suddenly at any time of the year. Local insurance agent, Mark Anderson, offered these pointers to stay safe in extreme weather or during other disasters that put your family or ...

Mark’s Back to the Future YMCA of Broome Story

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Mark’s Back to the Future YMCA of Broome Story First Job as a YMCA Lifeguard in 1968 at Brand New Hawley Street YMCA Facility Returns 50 Years Later to Lifeguard at Same Pool YMCA of Broome County member, Mark, made good on a challenge from ...

Easing First Days of School Jitters

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, September 4, 2018
School buses arrive at curbs and carry away carefree summer days. Whether children are returning to class, changing schools or just starting kindergarten, the transition brings a level of anxiety and uncertainty for both kids and their parents. A ...

Swim Lessons Teach Life Lessons

Posted by: Unknown on Thursday, July 26, 2018

Swim Lessons Teach Life Lessons

Kate and Hannah’s Story

 

“If you want a harvest in one year grow a crop. If you want a harvest in ten years, grow trees. If you want a harvest that will last a lifetime, grow people.” Chinese Proverb


Celebrating in Red, White and Blue

Posted by: Unknown on Monday, July 2, 2018

The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial; the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun." From the book "Our Flag" published in 1989 by the House of Representative.


Summer Bucket list

Posted by: Unknown on Thursday, June 28, 2018

Summer is the perfect time for new adventures and nothing is better than having them while working towards your health and fitness goals!


To Dad: Happy Father's Day

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Father’s Day! Brought to You from the YMCA, Since 1910

 


Gifted Gardener Uses her Horticulture Skills at the YMCA Facilities

Posted by: Elaine Englert on Thursday, June 7, 2018

Maria planted her first garden at 16 years old…the year her mother died.


Terri’s Life-Changing Health Sabbatical

Posted by: Unknown on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

“I was approaching 40 and very stuck in my life.”


Healthy Aging Tips

Posted by: Alicia Davis on Thursday, May 17, 2018

May is Older Americans Month, and as a leading nonprofit dedicated to improving the nation’s health, the YMCA of Broome County offers the following tips to encourage older adults in Broome County live healthier lives.