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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: THE EVOLUTION OF RUNNING

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE: THE EVOLUTION OF RUNNING By Margo White for Fit Planet  We weren’t just born to run, More >>

Benefits of Eating Together as a Family

Families are busier than ever, and aligning everyone’s schedule for a meal together can be challenging. In fact, studies show More >>

5 Myths About Aging

About a quarter of older Americans participate in regular exercise—don’t let a common misconception keep you in the sedentary majority. More >>

Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2018

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S. is treated in the More >>

My BMI is What?

Body Mass Index: what you need to know One of the metrics measured during a physical is your weight to More >>

SEVEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE TRAINING

SEVEN STEPS TO EFFECTIVE TRAINING By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet Want to get the best results from the time More >>

BIKE TO THE FUTURE: THE ANTI-AGEING POWER OF PEDALING

Forget pills and potions, this could be the best approach to anti-ageing yet. BIKE TO THE FUTURE: THE ANTI-AGEING POWER More >>

Is there an athletic up-side of a little caffeine?

THE PROS & CONS OF COFFEE CAN WE ALL CALM DOWN ABOUT COFFEE? By Niki Bezzant for Fit Planet  Recent More >>

IS THAT SPORTS DRINK REALLY NECESSARY FOR YOUR WORKOUT?

IS THAT SPORTS DRINK REALLY NECESSARY FOR YOUR WORKOUT? By Niki Bezzant for Fit Planet Chances are you’re putting back More >>

HIIT: FIVE WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT

HIIT: FIVE WAYS TO MAKE SURE YOU’RE DOING IT RIGHT By Sarah Shortt for Fit Planet When it comes to More >>

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYPUMP

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYPUMP By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet BODYPUMP is a barbell workout designed to get More >>

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RPM

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RPM By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet Shift your fitness into a higher gear More >>

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYFLOW

ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT BODYFLOW By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet A motivating blend of yoga, tai chi and More >>

all you need to know about body combat

By Emma Hogan for Fit Planet BODYCOMBAT is an energy-packed mix of martial arts moves that will get you fit, fast More >>

Smart Road Trip Snacks

Traveling with kids can be stressful, especially when they become hungry and if they are like my daughter who needs More >>

The Downtown Y helped Leatrice change her life!

Meet Leatrice Schoolcraft: Leatrice has struggled with weight and self-esteem issues for much of her life. Five years ago her More >>

Staying Active When Injured

Injuries are often unexpected, and dealing with an injury that derails your normal routine can be emotionally grueling!  After all, More >>

Top 10 Reasons to Learn to Swim

Swimming is a life-long activity that the very young and the very old can enjoy. It builds confidence and is More >>

Summer Skin Care

Getting outside to enjoy the beautiful weather is undoubtedly one of the top ways Erieites like to spend the summer. More >>

Volunteering is Good for Others and Good for You

Volunteering is a great way to make a difference in your community- and your personal well-being.  In addition to the More >>

Reducing your risk this American Heart Month

In the last blog post, we learned several ways to celebrate American Heart Month. Today it’s time to continue our More >>

Four Ways to Celebrate American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to learn about heart disease and how you can prevent More >>

Meet Alex Shiftlett

THE Y. SO MUCH MORE. Meet Alex Shiflett. Imagine playing in the park with your 1½ year old son. It’s More >>

Why Working Out With Your Friends is the Best

A good pal can boost your exercise success Everything’s more fun with friends—and that definitely includes exercising. Not only is More >>

Replenish Your Lung Health and Love the Way You Breath

We all know exercising, taking care of our mental health, and eating a clean, balanced diet is the key to More >>

Smart Holiday Eating

Here are 10 ways you can avoid that holiday weight gain and still enjoy the holiday season: Eat your favorite More >>

Self Care During the Holidays

Life gets busy, self-care is often the first thing we sacrifice. This holiday season, commit to eating well, staying hydrated More >>

Rebuilding Nourishing Habits In the Fall

Tip: Invest time in rebuilding nourishing habits now to feel more resilient, energized and less stressed through the busy fall More >>

After School, Kids Discover Their Potential at the Y

When the school day ends, children and teens need opportunities to learn and engage in meaningful activities. Their success out More >>

Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2017

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an older adult in the U.S. is treated in the More >>

Solving Childhood Obesity: A Family Affair

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support More >>

Grown Up Fun in Adult Sports Leagues

Get into the game with team sports At the Y, kids don’t have all the fun—adults can participate in sports More >>

Quick and Healthy School Lunch Ideas

Start the year right with nutritious kid-friendly meals Try these four tips to make lunch preparation a cinch at your More >>

Yoga Changes Couples Course in Life

Hi my name is Angela and my husband and I were diagnosed with “Unexplained Infertility.”  What does that mean? Well More >>

Tips to Avoid Summer Slide

The school year is quickly winding down and coming to an end, but that does not mean learning should end More >>

The Y: Building Family Connections

First of all, I thank the Y for the opportunity to express  how significant the Y has been in my More >>

Tip: Eliminate added sugars from your diet to feel more energized, have less pain and a clearer mind, and avoid chronic disease

In our food environment, we are constantly surrounded by sugar. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend reducing intake of More >>

Thank You YMCA Volunteers

National Volunteer Week was recognized 40 years ago, created with a purpose to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary work to More >>

Top 5 Life Lessons Kid Learn From Team Sports

No matter what the activity, when kids are encouraged to participate in sports, they’re given the advantage of learning about More >>

Top 5 Nutrition Tips to Stave Off the Seasonal Blahs

The holidays have passed, the novelty of the new year is wearing off and the days are still a bit More >>

How CPR Saved My Life

I consider it a blessing that I have had the opportunity to help hundreds of people on their journey to More >>

Top 5 Reasons to Become a Lifeguard

Whether you are looking for a great summer job or career as a professional lifeguard, the YMCA of Greater Erie Lifeguard More >>

Top 5 Things to Consider When Choosing Childcare

Choosing the right partner to foster learning and life skills in your little ones is an important decision. We, as More >>

Top 5 Benefits of Personal Training

Is this the time of the year when you start going to the gym day in and day out?  Last More >>

A Champion’s Perspective on the QUAD Ski Race

How to train? I remember Kathy Iorio telling the kids at Kidshape to “hustle your muscle 60 minutes a day”.  More >>