Tag Archives: YMCA of the Fox Cities

Goal setting for focus and success

Posted on Jun 30, 2021, by

Goals provide us with focus and direction and act as a benchmark for success. Whether the Community First Fox Cities Marathon weekend of events are competitive for you or “just for fun”, we can all benefit from setting goals. Goal setting is not as easy as saying, “I want to finish the race,” you need […]

Running & walking for mental health

Posted on May 30, 2021, by

Mental health is plain and simple – it’s how we think, feel, and act. By that definition, we all have mental health! When we are mentally healthy, we have the ability to feel, express, and manage emotions – both pleasant and challenging. We can support good mental health by caring for ourselves consistently. But what […]

5 tips to transition from winter to spring running

Posted on Mar 28, 2021, by

Being a runner in Wisconsin has its challenges as winter brings harsh and more difficult running weather. While some people enjoy running in all temperatures and terrain, many find themselves turning to the treadmill to get their run in when it’s frigid and icy outside. While winter may feel long and never ending, the good […]

January Course Connection

Posted on Jan 19, 2021, by

The January Course Connection features: Happy New Year from all of us at the Community First Fox Cities Marathon presented by Miron Construction. Guest Blog by Jill Rasmussen, Apple Creek YMCA Executive Director, Snowshoeing: A winter cross training option that’s fun, social and active Katie Halbach joins Board of Directors – brings more than a decade of EMS experience […]

Cancer doesn’t have to halt your running & fitness goals

Posted on Oct 13, 2020, by

Editor’s Note: As we enter fall, we also enter into Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer awareness activities. To help those currently fighting any form of cancer, we invited the YMCA of the Fox Cities to share how LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program, helps adult cancer […]

July Course Connection

Posted on Jul 29, 2020, by

The July Course Connection features: New Doc Talk Webinar Series brings medical experts to you. New Kids Challenge. New SCHEELS 10K Run/Walk. SCHEELS Sponsor Spotlight. Guest Blog: Every runner should be swimming with YMCA’s Katie Schalk. In the News: Community First Fox Cities Marathon featured in June & July issues of Silent Sports Magazine.

Guest Blog: Every Runner Should be Swimming

Posted on Jul 23, 2020, by

Cross-training, or “engaging in two or more sports or types of exercise in order to improve fitness or performance in one’s main sport,” (Dictionary.com, 2020) is incredibly important for well-balanced health and muscle development. For runners, cross-training can take on many forms, each with their own specific benefit for your body and to becoming a […]