Health & Wellness

Our App Helps You Stay On Track

Mobile App Graphic FilesDownload the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Mobile App!

Forget your membership card? Wonder if there is a Zumba class this evening? Need to squeeze in a workout while you’re out and about? Looking for open swim or child watch times?

The Central Connecticut Coast Y app will give you everything you need in the palm of your hand – for all our Membership Branches!

Schedules – on one user-friendly landing page for all CCCY Branches / Calendar for easy transition through days/dates / Filters by area/room, time of day, class type / Notifications from multiple branches / Locations with facility status and hours / Member Cards use your phone to check-in, load them into your IOS Wallet for display when near the Y / Programs – view and register / Push Notifications! Opt-in for updates on classes and the facility / Email the Y / FREE! 

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Personal Training

Inspire Motivate Maintain

Whether your goals are weight loss, strength gains, improving balance and flexibility, rehabilitating an old injury, or just trying to be the best you that you can be – – a personal trainer at the Elm City YMCA can help you achieve your goals in the safest, most efficient way.

Our personal trainers have the knowledge, experience, and know-how to address all your health and wellness goals and needs.  Our trainers hold a minimum of a four year college degree and have worked with a variety of individuals, from Olympic athletes, to celebrities, to seniors, to the physically handicapped.

For detailed trainer bios, click here.  To learn more about the program and to register for a session: P 203 78 8887 or talk with a Member Services Team Member when you visit the Y.

Get F.I.T.

Free Introductory Training

As a New Y Member, we would like you to achieve your wellness goals and get the most out of your Y investment.  Please sign up for F.I.T. (Free Introductory Training) Sessions so that we can help you get started.

Session #1:  Let’s spend some time getting to know each other.  Session Goals:        

  • Understand your goals and expectations together so that we can develop an action plan to ensure your success.
  • Get to know your dedicated F.I.T. Coach, who is here to serve you!
  • Answer any questions you may have about wellness, equipment and our facility.
  • Teach some basic tips so you can hit the ground running.
  • Start working towards your wellness goals and having some fun!

Session #2:  You’ve begun working towards your goals and you’re starting to get comfortable. After spending some time on your own, it’s natural to have some questions. This critical meeting will help you recognize and overcome the most common obstacles to healthy living.  Session Goals:   

  • Review your progress toward your wellness goals and expectations.
  • If you’re interested, learn some innovative tips to help you progress even faster.
  • Discuss potential barriers.
  • Explore and focus.

Session #3:  You’ve gained important knowledge and begun to implement a solid wellness strategy. You’ve made progress, now it’s all about sustaining your improved, healthier lifestyle. This meeting is about maintaining your new habits and keeping up with success over time.  Session Goals:

  • Define and commit to goals.
  • Establish assessment and guideposts to measure progress.

For more information, please speak with the Wellness or Member Service Staff Teams.

Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness

SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers. Health plans around the country offer this award-winning program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakers provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country. The Elm City Y is one of these fitness centers.

SilverSneakers® is a registered trademark of Healthways, Inc.

Wellness Center Dedicated to Duke Faubert

DedicationThe Elm City YMCA is dedicated to “Emil” Duke Faubert, grandfather of the first Elm City Y Branch Executive, Tyler McCauley.

Emil “Duke” Faubert grew up during the depression as a Y kid in Pawtucket RI where he participated and organized many YMCA programs including Gray-Y for elementary-age children.

Following his graduation from Pawtucket H.S. in 1936, Duke worked in a manufacturing plant before attending the International YMCA Training School, Springfield College, where he earned his B.S. Degree in 1943.

Upon his graduation from Springfield College, Duke Faubert served in the U.S. Army Infantry, WWII European Theatre of Operation, where he earned a battlefield commission as a Second Lt. Following the war, Duke would serve in the reserves as a Captain until 1954.

Following his discharge from active duty in 1946, Duke began his service to the YMCA as the General Secretary at the Wallingford Y, establishing the first Y in that community. Under his leadership, the Y grew rapidly with many new programs and services.

In 1952, Duke continued his career as the General Secretary of the Norwalk Y bringing that Y to new heights and establishing a new branch in New Canaan, now one of the strongest Ys in the U.S.

From 1958 – 1973 Duke served as the CEO of the Metropolitan Springfield, MA Y where he spearheaded a capital campaign raising $4M for a new downtown facility.

And in 1973, Duke Faubert accepted his last post in the Y as the CEO of the Greater Providence, RI Y where he served for ten years organizing two new branches and raising millions for expansions and renovations at all eight branches. Following thirty-seven years of service to the Y and the community, Duke retired from full-time Y work but continued to serve as a volunteer mentor and consultant particularly in the area of endowment development.

In addition to his local Y work, Duke Faubert served the YMCA movement as a volunteer both nationally and internationally. In 1965, he was selected as one of three Y professionals to complete an extensive six-week study of group work in the Soviet Union. He served as the President of the Association of Professional YMCA Directors of the USA in the late 1970s and in 1980, he was the only American selected to serve as a leader for fifty young Asian Y professionals in Singapore. In the early 1980s, Duke Faubert ascended to the position of President of the World Association of YMCA Professional Directors.