Health & Wellness


Healthy Habits for a Healthier You!

Presented by ALZHEIMER’S ASSOCIATION

At any age, there are lifestyle habits we can adopt to help maintain or even potentially improve our health. These habits may also help to keep our brains healthy as we age and possibly delay the onset of cognitive decline.

To help people of all ages to age well, the Alzheimer’s Association® is offering the Healthy Habits for a Healthier You program at the Soundview Family YMCA in Branford on Tuesday, March 1. This workshop covers four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging:

  • Cognitive activity.
  • Physical health and exercise.

In each area, we will discuss what we know, drawing on current research, as well as what we can do — steps to take now to improve or maintain overall health in each area. Please join us! Healthy snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:00pm in the Community Room.

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


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.


Live Your Life Free Of Falls

Presented by the EAST SHORE DISTRICT HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Come join the East Shore District Health Department as we talk about Falls and Reducing the Risks of Falling in your home and in your community.

  • What is my risk?
  • How can I prevent falls?
  • What can I do if I fall to reduce the risk of more serious injury?

Date: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 12:15pm in the Community Room.

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


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.


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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