Health & Wellness
19th Annual Y Sweetheart Run
From A to Z, we offer a variety of experiences to nurture the potential of every child and teen, improve the nation’s health and well-being and provide support to our neighbors. Throughout our community, countless people know the YMCA. But the Y is so much more than a gym. It’s a cause, dedicated to youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. From exercise to education, from volleyball to volunteerism, from preschool to preventive health, the Y doesn’t just strengthen our bodies. It strengthens our community. Our community faces new challenges that create a greater need than ever for the work we do every day. Fortunately, where some see obstacles, we see opportunities for our members, volunteers and staff to make a difference.
Every gift makes a difference. Everyone has a role to play. Together, we can achieve so much more.
4 Mile Road Race and 3 Mile Walk To Benefit the Stratford Y Annual Campaign
WHEN: Saturday, February 14, 2015 10:00am
WHERE: Boothe Memorial Park, 5774 Main St. Putney, Stratford, CT 06614
MORE INFORMATION: Race Coordinator: Krystal O’Brien P 203 375 5844 E firstname.lastname@example.org
TO REGISTER: 2015 Application
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 and for more information about classes.
Whether you are 15 or 75, an experienced or beginning exerciser, personal training can help you reach your health and fitness goals. Our 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.
Contact the Y for more information.
Group Exercise Classes
Ages: 15 and up
Over 20 group exercise classes are available each week! Check out the monthly exercise schedule for more information.
Days & Times: View our group exercise schedules
Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness
SilverSneakers is a fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Unlock the door to greater independence and a healthier life with SilverSneakers. Health plans around the country offer our award-winning program to people who are eligible for Medicare or to group retirees. SilverSneakersprovides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country.
Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout. Upper body strength work with hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles, and a SilverSneakers ball is alternated with low-impact aerobic choreography. A chair is used for standing support, stretching, and relaxation exercises.
SilverSneakers Yoga will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of seated and standing postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement. Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.
SilverSneakers® is a registered trademark of Healthways, Inc.