Health & Wellness
Change Your Choices, Change Your Life
Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.
- 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 and for more information about classes.
2015 Golf Outings to support our ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
Monday, August 3, 2015
STRATFORD YMCA 11th Annual at the Mill River Country Club in Stratford
For more information contact: Tim Bartlett P 203 375 5844 E firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, September 15, 2015
SOUNDVIEW FAMILY YMCA 9th Annual Sara H. Forbes Golf Classic at the Madison Country Club in Madison
For more information contact: Doug Shaw P 203 481 9622 E email@example.com
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.
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.