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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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 Xcel Competitive Gymnasts Recognized by Common Council of New Britain

By Shaunna Cullen YWCA New Britain’s Xcel competitive gymnastics team athletes were recognized by the Common Council of the City of New Britain for their dedication and achievements in recent competitions. All 14 team members made the cut in their division to qualify for the Xcel Gymnastics statewide competition. Each

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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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New Perks of YWCA New Britain Fitness Membership

Beyond our friendly front desk staff, energized group fitness instructors, helpful personal trainers, and fabulous fitness center, YWCA New Britain now has some additional benefits to offer our fitness members!    $2 off tickets to any Monday night New Britain Bees baseball game The New Britain Bees are a proud member

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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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