Indoor Soccer Classes Come to YWCA

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain Youth Sports is now offering four-week indoor soccer classes. These classes are designed to help your child’s skills stay in tip-top shape during the soccer off-season or to introduce them to a new sport. Head coach Mirza Smajic has been playing soccer since he

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Heard of Nomophobia? Chances Are You Might Have It!

By Margo White You probably know the feeling – you’ve left your phone at home and you feel weird, anxious even, disconnected from the world. Do you have the symptoms of “nomophobia” (short for No Mobile Phobia), a new term for mobile phone addiction? Nomophobia is often linked with Fear

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Winter Wellness Challenge Starts February 19

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain Fitness is offering a 6-week Winter Wellness Challenge starting February 19 to help participants focus on their health and wellbeing and step into spring better than ever! Led by YWCA certified personal trainers, the challenge helps individuals meet their goals in fitness, nutrition, and

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How To Keep Life Sweet Without the Sugar

By Professor David Cameron-Smith Good news, it is possible to satisfy your sweet tooth while cutting the risks associated with too much sugar. We’re rapidly becoming more aware of the dangers of what is now known as being overfat, and the main culprit is – you guessed it – sugar. When

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The Perfect Winter Workout

By Brittany Jordt As the skies begin to darken and temperatures drop it can be tempting to let your fitness goals slip. It’s easy to lose motivation at this point and find yourself sitting on the couch again. To stay on track this winter try taking a classic summer exercise

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Where Are Your Deadlifts Going Wrong?

By Emma Hogan The deadlift is a fundamental strength training move that’s hard to beat. But if you want to maximize the benefits you need to know where you could be going wrong – and it all comes down to your elbows. Why we love deadlifts The deadlift is undoubtedly

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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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10 Reasons to Get Off the Couch

By Prof. David Cameron Smith Straight out of science, we bring you ten of the best research-backed, age-defying reasons to get moving. 1. Youthful looks: Exercise protects against wrinkles, crows feet and other signs of skin aging. Exercise triggers the release of interleukin 15 (IL-15) which prevents the loss of

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6 Reasons to Love Cycling

By Rebecca Lambert Cycling may conjure up images of tight outfits and packs of riders training outdoors, but that’s not the whole picture. Indoor cycling can get you the same impressive results. Those killer legs you’ve noticed pumping at the pedals can be yours. A cycling class combines a range

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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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