If you are looking for the next leg up in exercise, want to redefine your fitness journey, or need the extra push to meet fitness goals, then a personal trainer may be the answer. This is not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants decision though. Employing a personal trainer means allowing someone in on your routine. Choosing a trainer should be treated with a lot of consideration. If you … Continue reading Personal Trainers Can Give You a Leg Up
It’s a universal truth that time causes eventual change, no matter how slow or fast it may be. Over the past century, fitness trends have thoroughly evolved the way individuals stay in shape. Let’s take a dive into some popular fitness fads of the past 10 decades! Continue reading Workouts Through History
Erika Bennett has never been one to back down from new and at times challenging experiences. So, when she made a trip down to Tampa, Florida, to visit her family, one of her family members invited her to try aerial yoga for the first time. Though she did not have previous experience with any kind of yoga, Bennett figured that it would still be a … Continue reading Aerial Adventures
Movements such as standing up, picking up low objects, and opening doors seem to be simple and a part of our everyday activities. It is easy to take for granted these basic but essential motions that allow us to live a productive life. When we recognize how important it is to maintain healthy and fluid mobility, we can start appreciating the exercises used to strengthen … Continue reading Functional Fitness
As a leading community-based organization committed to improving the nation’s health, the Valdosta YMCA urges everyone in Valdosta to get a blood pressure screening. Revised blood pressure guidelines from the American Heart Association mean that nearly half of all Americans (46 percent) have high blood pressure. High blood pressure is often referred to as “the Silent Killer” because there are typically no warning signs or … Continue reading Think You Don’t Have High Blood Pressure? Think Again.