Health & Wellness


Walking for Wellness

Presented by the EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT & the SOUNDVIEW FAMILY YMCA

Join the collaboration of the YMCA and the East Shore District Health Department as they discuss:

The benefits of walking

How to keep from injury

We will discuss strategies to keep you on track for a healthy lifestyle change that lasts a lifetime.

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 in the Community Room at 12:15pm.

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


BECOMING YOUR PARENT’s PARENT

Presented by New England Young at Heart

Living in a New Normal — The Art of DayCation

Nina Lesiga was juggling a corporate job, a small business and leading a youth organization when she faced a new normal.  It was the role of Caregiver for her mother, followed by her father and at times both. Balancing her life meant making hard decision, a village of support and facing guilt about what she couldn’t do.

Nina will share her Art of DayCation which focuses on how to take exceptional days away without an overnight stay. Don’t have a full day?  She will share ideas for “mini DayCations” that rejuvenate and refresh.

Stratford resident Nina Lesiga retired after 30 years in the corporate world and decided to create a “dream job” for her second career.  Building on her love of solo adventuring, she created a website and blog, gottatravelsolo.com, created a group for solo travelers on meetup.com and began offering seminars for those interested in hitting the road on their own. Nina co-produces storytelling events in Westport and Stratford and has appeared on“Ageless”, “Art Now & Here” and “CT Style” TV shows.

DATE: Wednesday June 8, 2016 at 6:30pm  in the Community Room
COST: FREE to members. Sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

For more information contact Elaine at 203-887-5047 or emarcucio@gmail.com

 


WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE AND NOT A DROP TO DRINK?

Our body is made up of 60% water.

DEHYDRATION occurs when your body doesn’t have as much water and fluids as it should.

We will hi “lyte” the signs and symptoms of dehydration and how to replenish these vital fluids and electrolytes. Please join us for this “replenishing” discussion!

DATE: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 12:15pm in the Community Room

COST: FREE, but please reserve your space at the front desk.


Strength Train Together

Lift. Press. Curl. Get Stronger and Power Up!

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.


Prevention. Lifestyle. Support.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.  Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%, and 71% in adults over the age of 60. Click Here to find out if you qualify. To get a feeling for the class and more information about the program, watch this video.

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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.


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 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 ask, 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.

Adult Combo Dance

The perfect opportunity to pick up a new talent and get a great workout. Class will combine a combination of ballet and jazz.  This class is perfect for adult beginners and for adults who are looking to get back into their old hobby.     Location: Multipurpose Room Instructor: Lisa

When:  Thursday 7:30-8:30pm

Fees:  Member: $94   Community Member: $188


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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