True Confessions of a Mom: Motivational Fitness

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in

True Confessions of a Mom: Motivational Fitness   Motivational fitness. Hmmm. What exactly is that? In my simple mind it means using motivation to help you get fit. Now….let me say that everyone is different. I understand that. Some people need to be screamed at (not me, I cry too easy), some people need a loving and gentle touch (not me either….I will totally take advantage of that) some people need nothing (again not me….if I don’t think about it, I won’t do it.) So...

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Confessions of a Mom: I Have Addiction Issues

Posted by on Jul 16, 2015 in

  True Confessions of a Mom: I have addiction issues.   Hi, my name is Jennie, and I am an addict. A serious addict. I feel it is time to come clean and let everyone know about my addictions, because I hear the first step to recovery is admitting you have a problem. I am considering this my confession. To one and all. I have many addictions so to ease the overwhelming nature of this post; I will break them into individual addictions. Deep breathe, Jennie. You will...

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5 Benefits to Waking Up Early

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in

Are you an early riser in the morning? If not, you should highly consider becoming an early bird. Why? Many studies have shown that there are numerous benefits to waking up earlier. Many of us have to wake up early for work however, this blog is about adding an extra hour to your morning rather than waking up and running out the door. I admit it’s going to be hard at first if you’re not used to it, but if you’re still not convinced check out the benefits below. Waking up...

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10 Ways to Add Vegtables to your Diet

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in ,

March is not only for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, it is also National Nutrition Month. This year’s theme is “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right”. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing physical activity habits. Although it might be sometimes hard to completely change our food habits, it is important to take the steps towards healthy eating. Are you someone who needs more vegetables in your diet? It’s important to add...

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What Can the YMCA Offer You?

Posted by on Apr 17, 2013 in ,

What Can the YMCA Offer You?

With all this talk about the Holyoke YMCA this month, you might be wondering what else they have to offer other than a non-threating environment and a motivating staff. The YMCA offers a wide variety of health and wellness programs to accommodate families, adults, children and seniors….something for everyone! Aquatics The YMCA offers aquatics programs every month and what better way to work out then in a pool?! They have two pools: a six lane 25-yard pool which is used...

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