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Bodyweight Ladder

April 6, 2020

This metabolic conditioning exercise is easy to do at home or outside! No equipment needed. You can sprint through this for a high-intensity workout or take it at a slower...

Squat Form

March 27, 2020

The squat is a common exercise, but it is often done incorrectly. This move can be scaled up or down depending on your needs and abilities. Start with your feet...

Forward Lunge Wood Chop

January 3, 2020

If you are short on time and you really want to get that heart rate up and blast those calories, incorporating as many muscles to work together at once is...

Proper Deadlift Form

August 12, 2019

You’ve probably heard it before: “Lift with your legs, not your back!” Deadlifts are all about glute, quad and hamstring strength-building. If you are a beginner, you can start with...

Whole Foods and Portion Control for a Healthy Lifestyle

March 14, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month – and it is all about the food! YWCA Registered Dietitians Alea Lester and Haylee Kurtzweg provide tips on whole foods and portion control to keep a...

Proper Squat Form to Reduce Joint Pain

August 14, 2018

Joint pain is a common discomfort for many people, largely contributed to improper use. One way to help prevent future joint pain is to improve squat form. YWCA Personal Trainer...