Health & Wellness


Talking to Your Doctor

KNOWING YOUR NUMBERS

Presented by the EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

If you have any problems communicating or understanding your healthcare professional, please come join the staff of the East Shore District Health Department at the Soundview Family YMCA for straight-forward talk and lively discussion on how to better interact with your doctor.

“What did my doctor say I was supposed to do?”  “It was like he was speaking another language”  “I didn’t hear anything after she said ‘diabetes.’”

Learn what the numbers mean that your doctor keeps track of… Blood pressure, Glucose, Cholesterol and Lipids

Date: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 in Studio A at 11:15am.

Cost: This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.


Live Your Life, Free of Falls

Presented by VNA COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE

Join the VNA Community Healthcare staff as we talk about Falls and Reducing the Risks of Falling in your home and in your community. Join us and learn:

  • How to prevent falls
  • The building blocks of falling down
  • Balance Exercise demonstrations
  • Personalized balance assessments
  • Individulaized screenings by our fall prevention team

Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 11:15am in the Community Room.

Cost:  This event is FREE! Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

This program is grant funded for the Yale New Haven Hospital: CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention at Yale University School of Medicine through the CT State Department of Aging.


Active Together

Square up w rounded cornersStronger Body, Stronger Self

Active Together gives you all the training you need – cardio, strength, balance and flexibility – in just one hour. Get stronger and healthier with inspiring music, adjustable dumbbells, weight plates, body weight and simple athletic movements. Getting Started Details.

The Class You Pick, The Experience You Remember! Try Active Together! Class days and times are listed in the Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Our App Helps You Stay On Track

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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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Balance & Flex Together

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Balance & Flex Together will grow you longer and stronger with an invigorating 60-minute mind-body workout.  It incorporates yoga and Pilates fundamentals with athletic training for balance, mobility, flexibility and the core. Emotive music drives the experience as you breathe and sweat through this full-body fitness journey. Getting Started Details.

The Class You Pick, The Experience You Remember! Experience Balance & Flex Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


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.


Strength Train Together

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Strength Train Together will blast all your muscles with a high-rep weight training workout. Using an adjustable barbell, weight plates and body weight, the workout combines squats, lunges, presses, and curls with functional integrated exercises.  Dynamic music and a motivating group atmosphere will get your heart rate up, make you sweat, and push you to a personal best! Getting Started Details

Experience Strength Train Together! Class days and times are listed in Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Change Your Choices, Change Your Life

2012-03-24_KSCY-1357_rgbJoin our HEALTHY LIFESTYLE PROGRAM for positive, healthy and lifelong change

Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.

Program Benefits:

  • Led by a trained lifestyle coach
  • Small group setting
  • Learn about healthy eating and physical activity
  • Reduce body weight
  • 16 One hour sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions

Register for an information session today!  Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.


Reframing Goals Can Lead to Success

As a community-serving organization, we see how things such as getting involved in with the community and making lifestyle changes can change someone’s life for the better. Here are five recommends:

  1. Swap a Soda a Day: It may be difficult, but cutting soda can do wonders for your body. If you can’t cut it entirely, resolve to swap one soda a day for a large glass of water instead. Once you’ve been able to swap one out, see if you can cut soda out entirely.
  2. Volunteer Your Time: Giving back and supporting neighbors can benefit everyone involved. Not only is it a personally rewarding experience to help others in need, but it’s also a way to meet new people or discover an interest. Find an opportunity in your community, such as reading to children at the library or distributing food at a local food bank – or ask us at the Y!
  3.  Schedule Family-Time: With work, school and activities family-time may seem like an impossible task, but see if your family can have a “screen-free” night with no phones, video games, etc. Instead, use that time to play a board game, play outside or visit with family and friends.
  4.  Move More: It’s important for children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day (30 minutes for adults). Incorporate physical activity into your daily routines and spend more time walking to places instead of driving to improve your health and well-being.
  5.  Put Extras to Good Use: Do you have extra canned goods or clothes that could benefit others in need? Clean out your pantry, closet or attic and donate extra items to homeless shelters or community outreach programs.

Group Exercise Classes

Ages: 15 and up

Over 60 group exercise classes are available each week! Check out the monthly exercise schedule for more information. Some popular classes include: BODYPUMP™, Ab/stretch, Insanity, Body Sculpt, ZUMBA®, Boot Camp, Cycle, Rep Reebok, Cardio Mix, Indoor Cycling, Yoga, and Pilates.

Days & Times: View our group exercise schedules

Cost:
Members: FREE


Personal Training

Whether you are 15 or 75, an experienced or beginning exerciser, personal training can help you reach your health and fitness goals. Our NASM certified personal trainers will help develop an individualized program that is perfect for you and will support you with expert knowledge, coaching and motivation to help you look, feel and live better.

Registration: Personal Training sessions are sold in one hour increments and are scheduled between members and trainers.

Cost:

3 Sessions $206
6 Sessions $407
10 Sessions $670


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