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Word Of The Day: Herz

Jump Start Your HERZ today!  By Jennifer Neil "Herz", the German word for “Heart”, is your Word of The Day in the Y’s Winter Fitness Challenge. HERZ is also the name of the special first-responder CPR action group formed in Germany. When cardiac arrest happens, fast CPR is a critical tool in resuscitating a person and avoiding permanent heart damage. HERZ uses actual GPS positioning of the community first responder to dispatch the... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, February 9, 2017 | 0 comments
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Build Confidence At Camp Cosby Do you want your child to be more confident? Send them to YMCA Camp Cosby sleepaway camp this summer!   Camp teaches kids that they CAN .  By removing academic, athletic and social competition that shapes their lives at school, camp helps kids build self-confidence!  With non-competitive activities and diverse opportunities to succeed, camp life is a real boost for kids.  Best of all, it’s fun and there’s an... Read More
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Word of the Day: Capillary

Word of the Day: Capillary By Jennifer Neal Capillaries  are the smallest blood vessels in your body, but also the hardest working! They respond directly to parts of your body and supply the nutrients they need - they allow water, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other nutrient and waste substances to exchange between blood and surrounding tissues. And regular exercise can help these tiny vessels do their job. Your capillaries do for your heart what your outer body does every... Read More
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Tips To Stay Motivated In The New Year

Meet your goals in 2017 Tips To Stay Motivated In The New Year So many people make New Year's resolutions to get fit, however, it can be very hard to stay motivated. We at the YMCA of Greater Birmingham don't want you to give up. Here are a few tips to help you stay driven and on target to meet your wellness goals in 2017. The Scale can be your biggest motivator if used right Normal daily fluctuations, while completely normal, can be disheartening. Knowing this ahead... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Friday, January 13, 2017 | 0 comments
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YMCA of Greater Birmingham New Equipment Installation Schedule

New Cardio Equipment Installation Schedule We are excited to start the new year with all new cardio equipment at three of our YMCA of Greater Birmingham branches - Hoover, Mountain Brook, and Shades Valley. During the process to remove the old equipment and install the new pieces, these three branches will experience some downtime in the cardio area. Please feel free to take advantage of your citywide membership by visiting any of our additional convenient Birmingham-area locations... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, December 20, 2016 | 0 comments
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