Exercise Makes You Smarter

By Margo White We used to think that if you wanted to grow your brain you learned a musical instrument or another language. But, as renowned neuropsychiatrist John Ratey explains, the science now shows conclusively that being fit is as good for your mind as your muscles. What exactly do we

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Born to Move: Children’s Fitness Classes Come to YWCA

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain is excited to announce new Les Mills Born to Move fitness classes for children ages 4- 12 years. The main goals of these fitness classes are to build confidence, skill, and for children to socialize with others their own age. "We make it our

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YWCA Offers New Group Exercise Class for Expectant and New Moms

by Shaunna Cullen Calling all mamas! YWCA New Britain is offering a new group exercise class called FitMama. FitMama exercise classes incorporate abdominal strength, toning, and low impact cardio for pregnant moms, or for new moms who want to bring their 0-18 month babies to class.  Baby-wearing mamas should bring

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The Health Benefits of Massage

By Jeff Payne Massage therapy is an ancient form of healing that has steadily gained traction and popularity over the years. Although it is often seen as an adjunct treatment for a variety of conditions, massage therapy on its own can be useful for preventing and treating certain conditions. Despite

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YWCA New Britain to host Lunch & Learn Series for National Nutrition Month

By Shaunna Cullen March is National Nutrition Month. YWCA New Britain will be hosting a series of informative, and interactive lectures around the topic of nutrition and overall health. All sessions are free! Check out the schedule of events below. 3/10 - 11a-11:45a- Nutrition for the Mature Woman 3/17 -

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YWCA New Britain to Offer Childcare “Kidz Klub” to Fitness Members

By Shaunna Cullen One of the barriers many women face is affordable and quality childcare, including in times where they may want to work out at the gym. YWCA New Britain recognized this barrier and wanted to give our fitness members more incentive to attend the gym and group exercise

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How Eating Pie Can Help You Keep Your Fitness Goals

By Valerie Rodino   For some, the holidays are a time of year when everything sparkles and shines a little brighter.  We find ourselves humming along to holiday music that seems to be playing everywhere we go.  The weather gets cooler, decorations are hung, and we excitedly prepare to visit

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Your Journey to a Flat Stomach

By Jeff Payne For most people, one of the main goals when beginning a weight loss program is to achieve a flat stomach. There is an old fitness saying that “abs are made in the kitchen,” and for the most part, this is true. A healthy diet plays an important

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