Fitness Join Fee Waived for Moms in May!

For the entire month of May, all moms who join our fitness center will get their $25 join fee waived! “It can be hard for moms to find time for themselves.  We want to make sure that the women in our community know that YWCA New Britain supports them as

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Revolutionizing Weight Loss: How Brain Cells Control Your Appetite

By Radio New Zealand Fresh research from the UK may have identified the mechanism by which our brains control appetite. We could be on the threshold of a new era in dietary science. Fighting obesity, cutting food waste, and even making our food production systems more efficient: could all this

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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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3 Simple Secrets for Forming Your Fitness Habit

By Sarah Shortt When it comes to exercise there are two extremes: those who know they should be exercising but don’t really want to – and those who make exercise an integral part of everyday life. The majority of people sit somewhere in the middle. For most of us, the

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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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