Health & Wellness


ADULTS NEED VACCINATIONS TOO!

Presented by the East Shore District Health Department

You never outgrow the need for vaccines. The specific immunizations you need as an adult are determined by factors such as your age, lifestyle, high-risk conditions, type and locations of travel, and previous immunizations. Come to this informative presentation to discover the following:

  • Reducing risks of getting disease
  • Specific vaccines adults should have
  • Prevention against chronic diseases.

The health educators of the East Shore District Health Department will be there to answer any questions you may have.

DATE: Wednesday, May 10

TIME: 11:15am in the Community Room.

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


Hit A Home Run, For Your Health

BaseballsExercise 3 Days a Week for 30 Minutes each day for 4 Weeks.  Track your progress and qualify for a Special Drawing. Ask the Member Service or Health & Wellness Team for your Game Piece.

Program runs March 27 – April 30, 2017

 


WALKING AS A WAY OF LIFE

USE IT OR LOSE IT!

That’s what doctors these days are telling senior citizens about their bodies. But seniors needn’t think they have to sign up for high-impact aerobics classes or run 10K races to stay in shape. Instead, fitting a simple 35-minute walk into their daily activities can keep them physically strong and agile.

Walking is a tremendously good activity for senior citizens. It’s cheap, it’s simple, almost anybody can do it and it has a multitude of health
benefits for everyone. It helps seniors and has very real benefits for maintaining mobility and independence. Regular exercise is a must for older adults!

Come to this presentation and pick up some information on the benefits of walking, how to get started, and even sign up to join a walking group in your area made up of other YMCA members.

DATE: Monday, April 24 at 10:15am in the Community Room

COST: Free, but please sign up at the front desk to reserve your space.


FORE THE KIDS

Soundview Family Y Golf Tournament

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 in Madison Country Club 11am Lunch / 12pm Tee-off

Play around for the kids! You can make a difference helping kids stay on course with every swing of your club. As a part of this year’s tournament, you give all kids the opportunity to discover who they are and what they can achieve, under the guidance of caring adults who believe in their potential.

Join us on course for a cause and make a lasting impact on the children and families of your community.

Become a sponsor or register your foursome – for more information, contact: Doug Shaw at doug.shaw@cccymca.org P 203 481 9622 3207.


Getting Effective Sleep

Presented by the East Shore District Health Department

Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep, and the overall state of our “sleep health” remains an essential question throughout our lifespan. Sleep can affect:

  • Learning and Memory
  • Metabolism and Weight
  • Safety
  • Mood
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • How you fight off Disease

Can you afford not to learn more about sleep? Come find out the facts about sleep, importance of sleep and how to get better sleep.

DATE: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 11:15am in the Community Room

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


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.


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.


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.


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 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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