First Step to Accomplishment – SMART Goals

Exercise Design

It’s 2022 – making the change to a healthy lifestyle can be simple with SMART goals! A successful program starts with completing one achievable goal at a time for sustainable progress. Goal setting is a highly effective tool to help create change, cause action, and provide adherence to a goal. When starting a fitness and…

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January 18, 2022

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5 Reasons You Should be Winter Walking the Sytz Trail System

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By Susan Davidson, Associate Executive Director at Warlick Family YMCA Photography by Butch Delatina of Butchworx Photography These colder temperatures and surprise snowy North Carolina days sure have stopped us all in our tracks. The winter weather is in full swing all around us and has halted many of our regular activities. But a little cold…

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February 10, 2022

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Kickoff A Healthy Lifestyle!

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Ready to get started on a new or improved healthy lifestyle? Welcome! At the Y, fitness and wellness at every age and activity level are encouraged with enthusiasm from our welcoming community. Our members and program participants often praise fellow members and staff as key factors in their achievement in their healthier wellbeing. The Y…

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January 21, 2022

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How to Start Your Journey

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Are you interested in learning more about our wellness and training options? Complete our interest form to get started.

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9 Facts About High Blood Pressure You Need to Know

Heart Health

What You Should Know About High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) High blood pressure is a growing concern for many Americans. It’s important to educate yourself on the facts and signs of hypertension so you can do your best to prevent or manage the condition in your daily life. Thankfully, the YMCA offers a virtual Blood Pressure…

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April 13, 2022

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February is American Heart Health Month

Heart Health

Make a Vow to Lower Blood Pressure and Reduce Sodium Intake during American Heart Month February is American Heart Month, and as a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Gaston County Family YMCA urges everyone in Gaston County to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from American Heart…

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January 31, 2022

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