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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Embrace Your Voice this Sexual Assault Awareness Month

By Joanna Flanagan April is designated as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM). It is a time to speak out against sexual violence, raise awareness of the issue, and educate others about prevention.    This year’s SAAM theme, “Embrace Your Voice,” aims to inform individuals on how they can use

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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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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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Elder Sexual Violence: The Abuse We Can Never Imagine Happening

By C.J. Boggs Bernier According to AARP, there are 76.4 million baby boomers in the U.S and more than 3 million of them are already in their 70’s and 80’s. Many families are transitioning into the sandwich generation, taking care of elderly parents and still caring for children at home. 

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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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5 Reasons to Register for Gymnastics Class Today

By Rebecca Mirando Growing up, my parents signed me up for a few sports before settling on gymnastics. Gymnastics was a lot of work, however looking back now the reward is a great deal more. The skills and abilities learned from gymnastics at a young age will not only benefit

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How to Do Perfect Planks

By Jeff Payne Planking has grown in popularity over the past few years. This is due in part to a strange fad that took place in 2011 where planking on random inanimate objects was cool. However, it turns out that the plank exercise is actually a very good one, particularly

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