Health & Wellness


SWIM.BIKE.RUN.

THE ROOKIE TRI IS BACK! TRAINING BEGINS MONDAY April 30

Ready to train for your first tri or just to get in shape for the tri season? Then our Rookie Tri Training is for you! Train with a great group of people and instructors who will become your new best friends and training partners. Also, you can join our Y-Tri club for great seminars and club events.

Informational Meeting Tuesday April 24 at 7pm

Dates and Times:

Tuesday  9:15-10:15am Swim / 7:45-8:45pm Swim / 7:00-7:45pm Cycle

Wednesday  7:00-8:00am Run / 9:15-10:15am Run / 5:45-6:45pm Run

Thursday 10:15-11:15 Cycle / Saturday 8:15-9:30am Brick / 9:15-10:30am Brick

Fee: $199 Members, $299 Community Members

For more information contact Aja Greene, Health and Wellness Director, at agreene@cccymca.org or 203-481-9622 ext. 3218.

 


New Group X Class!

DEFEND TOGETHER

This is a gripping hour that burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Tap into the newest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to smash your cardio fitness.  This workout combines cutting-edge moves with thrilling music.

It’s easy to get started, here’s how: Defend Together Getting Started Information

Class days and times can be found on our Schedules page.

 


Women’s Wellness Weekend

Bring Friends, Make Friends, Let’s Be Friends

Women’s Wellness Weekend at Camp Hi-Rock

Join us the weekend of June 1-3 for activities such as dance, yoga, low & high ropes, massages, creative crafts, waterfront activities and of course, delicious, healthy food!

Since 2007, YMCA Camp Hi-Rock has been hosting a weekend just for women and girls. Don’t just dream about relaxation to start your summer- experience it! All meals, lodging and activities are included for the weekend and one night and day passes are also available.

To register or learn more visit: camphirock.org/camps/group-camping-retreats/


Find the Shoe that Fits

Presented in conjunction with soundRUNNER of bRANFORD

Come join the professionals from soundRUNNER of Branford to help you determine “if the shoe fits”. Come and join the discussion on how footwear plays an important role in creating a positive footwear experience.

  • About the differences incorporated in footwear and sneakers and how to decide what is the right shoe for you.
  • When to replace your shoes
  • What signs you should look for to know if your shoes are ready to be retired.
  • Choosing the proper shoe for different activities.

The soundRUNNER staff will also help analyze your gait to help you choose the right shoe.

Date: Monday, May 14. Talk will be held in Studio A at 10:00 am.

Cost: This event is FREE, but please sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.

 


Protect Yourself

FROM LYME DISEASE, WEST NILE VIRUS AND NEW AND EMERGING OUTDOOR HAZARDS

Presented by the EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Come Join the East Shore District Health Department as we talk about Lyme Disease, West Nile Virus and other harmful things you can contract outside in the warmer weather.

We will discuss what health risks are out there and how climate change is changing our concerns and how to protect yourself.

Date: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 at 11:15am in Studio A.

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

 


Walking for Wellness

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

Walking is one of the simplest ways to get active and stay active. With each step you take, you travel further down the path to a healthier lifestyle. Research has shown that walking can have a significant impact on your health by lowering your chances of heart disease. Learn more about the benefits of walking and how incorporating it more can lead to healthier living.  Come and discuss:

  • Why walking is one of the most popular wellness activities.
  • The truth about the benefits of walking
  • How you can start and maintain
    Walking for Wellness in your life.
  • Best ways to get the most from your walking.

Presented by Barbara Naclerio, Health Educator, ESDHD

DATE: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 11:15am in Studio A.

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


Learn How To Play Pickleball

HAVE FUN WHILE LEARNING A NEW GAME!

Pickleball is one of the fastest growing sports for the senior community. Learn technique and strategy and come learn how to play with Judy Sullivan in a 2 week program (program meets twice a week). Plan ahead and learn how to play!

Dates: May 15, 17, 22 and 24, 2018.  Classes will be offered in the Multipurpose Room at 2:15-3:15pm. Class needs a minimum of 5 participants to run.

MEMBER COST: $30, Community Member $60

Sign up at the front desk.

 


Let’s Get Stronger Together

WOMEN ON WEIGHTS

Learning how to lift weights properly will not only make you feel and look good, it will make everyday life easier! Learn 8 lifts in 8 weeks. Learn Proper techniques and how to apply the lifts in group exercise classes or in your own workouts!

WHEN: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30-7:30am or Mondays and Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm

COST: Members: $85 / Community: $170


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

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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Balance & Flex Together

Picture1Move Yourself – Body & Mind

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

Strength Train TogetherLift. 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.


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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