5 Ways to Help Your Kids Beat the Winter Blues

Carolyne AndersonHealth & Fitness

While the weather has been looking nicer, it’s still winter here in Minnesota. Looking for some go-to activities for your family to beat the winter blues? Well look no further! Indoor Snowball fight: Use rolled up socks or gloves to make any room in your house a battleground. Make a Fort: Do you remember making blanket forts as a child?

Hey Coach Scott! Can you dunk?

Carolyne AndersonHealth & Fitness

That’s a pretty standard question for Scott Moody, the tall, lanky Youth Sports Coordinator at our St. Cloud Area Family YMCA. “Kids have always liked me, I’m not sure why, but they’ve just always been draw to me,” said Scott.

Making Activity a Habit for Good

Dustin HenkelmanHealth & Fitness, Motivation

Most would agree that it’s not the easiest habit for most people, and most people’s experiences consist of starting and stopping and starting again. Don’t beat yourself up about it. The important thing is starting again. The Main Problems So why do most people have trouble making exercise a regular habit? Well, there are probably a few factors, but here are

Super Bowl Strategies

Lynn SchoenbergHealth & Fitness

Did you know the average American consumes 11 million pounds of chips, 4 million pretzels, 2.5 million pounds of nuts, and 2 billion chicken wings on Super Bowl Sunday? Here are some strategies to stay ahead of the game. Hydrate

Break up your cardio boredom!

Christine StoeberHealth & Fitness

When you think of group exercise, you usually think of cardio classes.  At the St. Cloud Area Family YMCA, we have over 100 group exercise classes and over 40 instructors.  From HIIT to Spin to Water to Zumba there is a cardio focused class for everyone. When you participate in a cardio class you will increase your heart rate and

You’ve got to put in the work.

Dan EdemHealth & Fitness

This week, we start the year “2020.” That’s crazy. Think about how much life has changed since just the year 2000: how much faster everything is, how much faster we expect everything to be. Right now, on whatever device you’re reading this, you can read this blog post, watch a movie and order dinner – all at the same time.

Unplug to find connection

Heather SabinHealth & Fitness

The holidays are all about spending quality time with your family and friends in your community, but technology and screen time can get in the way. At the Y, members like you – of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life – can set the virtual world aside to make lasting, meaningful connections in real life.

Medical Massage & Traditional Massage: The Best of Both Worlds!

Shawn LinnHealth & Fitness

We’re living in a time where people are putting more emphasis on health than ever before. That’s why medical massage, as well as traditional massage, are gaining credibility and becoming a major part of our health care team. At Lifestyle Health, we are committed to providing the best quality service and helping people feel better about their overall health and

Let us help you achieve your goals.

Maddie SchugHealth & Fitness

Hop on Google and search the reasons why goal setting makes you more successful.  (Go ahead, I’ll wait.) Study after study has proven that writing SMART goals, Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-sensitive goals is the best way to have success. That includes fitness!

Taking care of your brain

Carolyne AndersonHealth & Fitness

I played lots of sports growing up, including softball and volleyball. Looking back, it’s possible that at least once, I had a concussion. The increased attention that’s been paid to brain health and concussion prevention in recent years, is truly positive. Our brains control the rest of our body, brain health is step 1 in overall body health.