Have you been wanting to try a step class or Active Together class but are so overwhelmed by the step choreography? Great news- we are offering our first Step 101 series! Learn all the names, moves and rhythms in this slower paced three part series starting soon. Free to members!
When: Tuesday Oct 10, 17 and 24 Time: 7:00-7:45pm
Location: Woodruff Family Y Group Exercise Room
Instructor: Pat Schwartz
Questions or concerns? Contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at 203 878 6501 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you dreading the holidays in fear of going backwards or losing all of the hard work you’ve accomplished this year? Then this program is for you! Join the 10 Week Healthy Lifestyle course starting on Oct 30! Each week we will meet for a classroom based learning objective where we will teach you healthy eating habits and exercise goals to help you maintain your progress for the end of the year. You will also receive a thirty minute personal training session once per week and a small group training class each week, as well. Set the goal to lose weight or maintain your weight through the holidays to win special prizes! Special incentives for participants who are able to keep 100% participation throughout the ten weeks!
Fees: $175 per member / $325 for family of 4 or more
Start Date: Oct 30 at 6: 30pm
The Woodruff Family Y is pleased to partner with ShopRite’s dietician Kristen Haight to present an informative lecture on Type 2 Diabetes and how to properly manage your diabetes through nutrition and exercise. A pharmacist will also be available to answer any questions you may have regarding common medications you may be using for diabetes and how they affect your body! Bring your lunch and join us to learn on how to live a healthier life with Type 2 diabetes!
Date: Tuesday Oct 3 1:30-2:30pm
Cost: Free for YMCA members
Light refreshments will be provided
Questions? Contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at 203 878 6501 ext 3118 or email@example.com
Cycle Together is a huge calorie burner. It’s a 60-minute cycling experience brought indoors. Chase the pack, spin the flats, climb mountains and sprint to the finish. Feel the thrill of energetic music and group dynamics as you get all the benefits of interval training.
Go to our Schedules page to learn which Y’s will offer Cycle Together, when and what time! Here are a few tips to get you started.
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.
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!
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 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.
Join the YMCA Healthy Lifestyle program to adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and weight loss.
Register for an information session today! Dates and times can be found on the schedules page of our web site.
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:
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:
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:
For more information, please speak with the Wellness or Member Service Staff Teams.
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:
Splash your way into shape with an invigorating low-impact aquatic exercise. Known as the Zumba® “pool party,” the Aqua Zumba program gives new meaning to the idea of a refreshing workout. Integrating the Zumba philosophy with traditional aquatic fitness disciplines, Aqua Zumba® blends it all together into a workout that’s cardio-conditioning, body-toning, and most of all, exhilaration beyond belief. Check the schedules page of our web site for specific days and times.
Silver Sneaker and Silver and Fit Members: We are glad that you are being active and having fun with friends here at the Y! To help you stick with it we are offering a new program.
Pick up a new Loyalty Card each month. Have it punch each day you come to the Y to get moving. At the end of the month if you have 10 punches turn it in your card. You will have a chance to win a gift card from a local merchant!
A supportive environment to promote friendship and group exercise
For many the thought of starting a group exercise program is intimidating. The Woodruff Family Y has a program called New Beginnings to encourage individuals to make new friends, become part of a group, and learn to incorporate exercise into their lifestyle.
101 Classes: These 30 minute entry level classes will be small in size. Basic exercises and equipment will be introduced. Free for members! Check out our Group X Schedule located on our Schedules page for specific days and times.
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.
Registration: Personal Training sessions for Y Facility Members only; are sold in one hour increments and are scheduled between members and trainers. To schedule your training & more information please call the Y.
Powerful kickbox and martial arts type movements put together for the ultimate calorie burning class. Check out the schedules page of our web site for class days and times.
Boot camp will promise an intense workout that incorporates body weight strength training using the TRX Suspension Training, kettle bells and weights. Paired with short bursts of high intensity cardio that will strengthen and tone all major muscle groups.
Ages: 14 and up
Over 40 group exercise classes are available each week! Check out the monthly exercise schedule for more information.
Days & Times: View our group exercise schedules
Cost: FREE for Y Facility Members
An instructor-led class takes place on an ultra-smooth stationary bike. You are taken on a mental and physical journey that urges you on to new levels of strength and endurance. The combination of music, motivation and your fellow riders makes this class unique and results oriented. A water bottle and towel are strongly recommended.
This is a program for 10 and 11 year olds that consists of one 1-hour appointment with a Fit Trainer. They will teach the youth how to safely and effectively use the cardiovascular equipment and body weight/core training. Upon completion the youth will be able to use the cardio equipment when accompanied by an adult. Note: Depending on the youths height they may not safely fit on some of the equipment. The trainer will determine this.
Orientations designed for youth 12 and 13 years old with a parent/guardian. A Fit Trainer will instruct participants on how to safely and effectively use the Cardio & specified strength equipment. Upon completion of the four sessions, the youth will be allowed to use the fitness center when accompanied by the adult.
The Woodruff Family YMCA is pleased to offer the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program. SilverSneakers is the nation’s leading exercise program designed exclusively for older adults and is available at no additional cost (beyond any monthly premium) to eligible Medicare health plan and group retiree members. Eligible members have a complimentary membership to the Woodruff Family YMCA. To find out if you are eligible for SilverSneakers, please contact the Y or visit www.silversneakers.com.