How To Be a Good Teammate
Learning how to operate in a team environment is an essential skill for children to develop and apply to everyday experiences and opportunities
Sportsmanship for Kids
Having good sportsmanship creates an environment of inclusion, teamwork, and respect. Being a good sport even in every situation is the key to success. What does it mean to be a good sport or to show sportsmanship? How have you shown good sportsmanship?
Goal Setting For Kids
Running and other sports provide a great opportunity for kids to learn about setting goals and working to accomplish them.
Celebrating National Girls & Women in Sports Day: Kids of STEEL
National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a day to celebrate girls and women in sport through recognition of those who have and continue to pave the way for this generation and generations to come. This day also brings awareness to the obstacles and disparities that have been addressed, yet are still present in the sports world today.
The Top Four Running Mistakes To Avoid Making
Before you dive into your training this season, take a moment to read about how to avoid these four common running mistakes.
Winter Workout Ideas for Families
At this time of the year, the temperature is changing and more than likely there is snow outside. With childrens’ eagerness to play in the snow, it will be easy to find motivation to get outdoors. Do you have a snowball fight every year? Do you like to build snowmen? These are awesome ways to stay active! Check out the following activities to stay active as a family this winter.
Winter Running Tips
Winter weather is here to stay. Before you go outside to battle the elements, read over our winter running tips.
Becoming a Hill Running Hero
Many runners' biggest fear or weakness is running hills. Being a strong hill runner is a huge advantage to have in races. Read our top 5 tips to becoming a hill running hero!
Training for a Turkey Trot
Did you know that Thanksgiving is the most popular running day in the country? Every year over 1 million runners take the start line of Turkey Trots across the country. In Pittsburgh, we have a great one of our own. The YMCA of Greater Pittsburgh Turkey Trot presented by UPMC Health Plan on Thanksgiving Day for the 31st year! Will you be joining us? Keep reading for our 6 top tips for completing a successful Turkey Trot.
Benefits of Taking a Brain Break
What are brain breaks and how can they be used at home or in the classroom? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about brain breaks and their benefits.
Soccer Skills Workout
This soccer-themed workout is a great new way to get moving, no matter if you're a soccer pro or just a beginner!
All About the Mile
How many feet are in a mile? What are some strategies for running a one mile race? What is the fastest mile time ever? We answer all of those questions and more in this blog post. Keep reading to learn all about the mile.
04.06.21Training Tips, Middle school age, High school age
How to Build Your Own Training Plan
Starting a new workout plan or committing to get in shape can be a daunting task. Where do you start? How often should you workout? Keep reading as we answer important questions like these and help you every step of the way!
Guest Blog: Olympian Jared Ward shares "A Goal-Driven Approach to Screen Time"
Jared Ward is an Olympian, husband, and father of four. Now, he's sharing some parenting advice and inspiration with us!
How and Why to Warm Up
Ever wondered why warming up is important? What a great warm-up routine consists of? You’ve come to the right place!
How to Make Your Virtual Race Even More Fun
01.14.21High school age, Middle school age, Training Tips
Introducing the 4RUN2 Varsity Strava Club
We are so excited to launch our newest opportunity for teenage runners, the 4RUN2 Varsity Strava Club! The club is a great way to track your mileage during your training, view our running resources, participate in fun and challenging contests, and much more!
New Year, New Goals!
At the start of each New Year people across the country set New Year’s Resolutions for themselves. This blog will help you decide on what to make your New Year’s Resolution, but more importantly, how to stick to it throughout the whole year and beyond!
Learning Your Running Lingo
Just like any sport, running has its very own language. Some of the vocabulary and terms that are used by runners might be hard to decode by those who are new to the sport. Don't worry though, this blog will explain the most popular running terms that you need to know!