YMCA of Greater Birmingham Blog - December 2017

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Swimming At The Y Is Always A Year-Round Activity: Dive On In!

Swimming At The Y Is Always A Year-Round Activity: Dive On In!    Swimming may invoke thoughts of long-ago summers, lemonade, diving boards, and sunscreen. But right here – in the heart of winter, in the heart of Birmingham – swimming is perhaps the most versatile, ageless, and beneficial exercise you can find anywhere. If you have trouble lifting weights, even your  own  body weight, the buoyancy of the water is the best workout buddy you could... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Thursday, December 28, 2017
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New Cardio Equipment Installation Schedule

New Cardio Equipment Installation Schedule We are excited to start off the new year with new equipment at three of our YMCA branches - Downtown, Trussville, and Greystone. This will be a two-step process with the majority of equipment being delivered in the first round in December and remainder sometime in January.  During the process to remove the old equipment and install the new pieces, these three branches will experience some downtime in the cardio area. With the... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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Y Giving Makes You Feel (And Live!) Like A Hero

Y Giving Makes You Feel (and Live!) Like a Hero By Jean Bowick Do you rush to change the channel every time you see a hard-hitting charity commercial on TV? Or are you the person who eagerly responds to every worthy appeal? From disaster relief to homeless shelters, toy drives and church car washes – you’re reaching for your checkbook every time a good fundraiser comes knocking. Whether you’re the person who  avoids   seeing   the need , or who... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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Are You Healthy To The Core?

Are You Healthy To The Core? By Jennifer Neil Your core muscles—the ones in your back, abs, and hips (including your glutes and inner thighs)—are the most important muscle group in your body - important for common movements, such as lifting, twisting, reaching, and bending. While a well defined six pack might get more attention, a strong core is most important for overall health and good fitness. Unfortunately, many people have weak cores and don't even know it -... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Enjoy The Boundless Benefits of Free Weights!

Enjoy the Boundless Benefits of Free Weights By Jean Bowick We don’t work out just to look good at the gym. Pumping iron is hard work, and the muscles we build are more than a badge of brawn. They’re the source of our strength – and the power behind every task we’re determined to conquer each day, from the ambitious and visionary, to the utterly, insanely mundane. Eh, c’ést la vie. Exercise prepares us for the assorted mix of real-world... Read More
Posted by Loyd McIntosh at Friday, December 1, 2017
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