Bridgeport Y Schedules

Bridgeport Y Group Exercise Schedule
Bridgeport Y Pool Schedule

We’re Going Mobile For You!

Download our new, free Mobile App on January 3, 2017.

Meanwhile, the schedule below is effective Monday, January 2, 2017. For classes prior to January 2 please use the schedule above.

If you have questions please call the Y at 203 334 5551

 

Broaden your horizons

With a Cruise on the Connecticut River!

TREE SWALLOW BOAT CRUISE TRIP

Join us aboard RiverQuest for a Tree Swallow Spectacle twilight river cruise. Depart from Eagle Landing State Park, Haddam and cruise south to an area where up to 250,000 Tree Swallows come to roost for the night. We will watch as these birds converge just before sunset, perform a ballet and then dive down into the reeds to sleep for the night. Bring a picnic basket with you and enjoy the scenery as Captain Mark and crew inform you of this phenomenon and other points of interest points we will see on our journey down river. Pack a picnic dinner and BYO-beverage. If you are interested in carpooling from the YMCA, meet in the lobby at 3:45PM.

Date of Cruise: Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-8:00PM. Meet us there at 4:45 or at the YMCA at 3:45 to carpool.
COST: Free to sign up at the front desk to reserve your seat on the boat. $40 charge (cash) to board the boat the day of the event.
15 spots have been reserved and are available until September 1.  After that, it is subject to availability.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Hamden/North Haven YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our wellness classes and swim lessons or register your child for Flag Football and a Y Night.  Our aquatics program which prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water.  Fall Program Guide

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 7 for Members; August 14 for Community Members.


Have Fun, Let Loose, Make Friends

Mini Stingrays Pre-Swim Team

This pre-competitive swim team program is aimed at swimmers who are not quite ready for a competitive team. The Mini Sting Rays are intended to help prepare children for entry into the competitive program while helping to teach them skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.

This is a pre-competitive program designed for younger swimmers. An emphasis is placed on teaching the competitive strokes and preparing swimmers for the YMCA Sting Rays Swim Team experience. Swimmers should be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke.

When: Mondays and Wednesdays August 30 – October 18

Time: 7:15-8:00pm

Location: Competition Pool

Fees:  Members: $160 / Community $320


Flexibility, Strength, Core and Balance

Adult Gymnastics Class

Whether you are a former gymnast looking to revisit the glory days, or a beginner looking for an exhilarating and safe physical outlet, this class is for you! Applying the same training we use with our competitive team, this class will focus on flexibility, strength, core work and balance.  There will also be opportunity to work on specific gymnastics skills whether it’s cartwheels or a tumbling pass. Starting August 28 for 8 weeks.

When: Mondays 9:15-10:15am

Ages: Ages 18+

Fees: $80/$160 Facility Member/Community Member


REFINE YOUR STROKE

Competitive Stroke Clinic

For the more advanced swimmer to work on proper body positioning, breathing technique, starts, turns and specific skills for each of the 4 competitive strokes. Must be able to complete one full 25 yard swim of each stroke.

Tuesday August 22 Freestyle

Wednesday August 23 Backstroke

Thursday August 24 Breaststroke

Friday August 25 Butterfly

Ages/Time Members Community  Members

5-10

4:30-5:15pm

$15/clinic
$45 for all 4

$25/clinic

$65 for all 4

10-14

5:30–6:30pm

$25/clinic

$65 for all 4

$35/clinic

$85 for all 4


Try the Y, Au guest!

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Adult Full Facility Members are encouraged to invite a friend and/or family member to enjoy the Y everyday in August! Try a group X class or enjoy the wellness center. Guests must show a valid photo id and register with Member Services. Standard guest policies and procedures apply. (Each guest may visit up to two times.)


Stretch Yourself In More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Valley YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in one of our new wellness classes or register the kids Martial Arts and Vacation Day Fun Club. We’re launching a new swim lesson program which prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water, so how about a swim lesson. Valley YMCA Program Guide Fall I & II

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 7 for Members; August 14 for Community Members.

Fall 11 Session Programs run October 23 – December 17, 2017. Registration starts on October 2 for Members; October 9 for Community Members.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Soundview Family YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in one of our new wellness classes or register the kids for our new Basketball Clinic, Street Hockey or Fizz Bubble Goo. We’re launching a new swim lesson program which prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water. Fall 1 Program Guide

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 7 for Members; August 14 for Community Members.


Strong Swimmers = Confident Kids

CCCY Swim Lessons_social media_700x700 3The YMCA has a long history of teaching swim lessons. In fact, the Y is credited for being the first to develop a group swim instruction program in 1909.

We have come a long way since that first group lesson, and we’re excited to present the latest swim lesson upgrades to you and your family. Our new swim lesson curriculum is based on extensive research. It allows us to keep doing what we’ve been doing great yet build upon it to really make us the leading provider of aquatics in our community.

Our swim lesson curriculum has evolved to be a better fit for your child’s age, fitness level, aquatic level and experience. The fun fish names we previously used to identify the different lesson levels have been replaced with names that more closely relate to the skills we will be working on in each stage. In stages 1-3, our certified swim instructors facilitate activities that focus on building confidence in the water, instilling good water safety habits and personal growth.  In stages 4-6, instructors help swimmers build confidence in deep water as well as work on stroke techniques.  And swim stages A and B give our youngest swimmers, infants and toddlers, an opportunity to get comfortable in the water with a parent or guardian.

This exciting new curriculum helps each participant experience a sense of accomplishment after each lesson and build relationships with other swimmers in their class. We also look forward to seeing swimmers advance more quickly through the stages.


Workout with the Grandkids

2014-06-19_AOF_4242_RGBWant to do something special with the grandkids one last time before school starts? Come join us on Friday, August 25 for a special Grandparent/Grandchild workout class! Free! Introduce your grandchildren to our fun Zumba class at 10:30 with Pauline and show them how important it is to maintain your health!

Date:       Friday August 25

Time:       10:30am

Class:       Zumba Gold with a little Zumba Kids mixed in!

Cost:        Free for members

Reserve your spot at the membership desk and get ready to make some great memories!  For more information contact Alisha Williams, Health and Wellness Director at awilliams@cccymca.org or 203 878 6501


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Fairfield YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in Pickleball and Active Together Group Exercise. Consider a youth sports class or a swim lesson. Our aquatics program prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water.

All our Fall Programs are listed in our 2017 Fall Session 1 Program Guide

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 8 for Members; August 15 for Community Members.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our Conscious Aging Program or Active Together Group Exercise. And consider yoga or theatrical dance for the kids. All our Fall Programs are listed in our 2017 Fall I Program Guide.

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 7 for Members; August 14 for Community Members.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Stratford YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our wellness classes and swim lessons.  Our aquatics program which prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water. Fall 1 Program Guide

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 7 for Members; August 14 for Community Members.


Stretch Yourself in More Ways Than One

451616_2016-MC-M_W2_FCI_Yoga-MatIt’s going to be a fantastic fall at the Woodruff Family YMCA, and we’re glad you’re a part of it!

Plan to stretch yourself in more ways than one by participating in our Obstacle Course Race Training, Circuit Training 101 or Kundalini Yoga wellness classes. Mark your calendar to attend the K-9 Playtime Puppy Plunge and SuperHero 5K / Family Funday. And consider a swim lesson – our program prepares all ages to stay safe and have fun in the water.  Fall Program Guide

Fall 1 Session Programs run August 28 – October 22, 2017. Registration starts on August 7 for Members; August 14 for Community Members.


Ready, Set, Swim!

Open Swim – Walk-in Program

When: Monday – Friday 2-4pm

Enjoy the New Haven YMCA Youth Center swimming pool during open swim. Pool usage guidelines apply.


Be Safe in the Water – Learn to Swim

Swim Lessons (all ages)

Teaching children how to swim and be safe around water is one of the most important life skills parents can help their children learn. It not only saves lives, it builds confidence. Swim lessons promote a lifelong enjoyment of swimming, encourages healthy living and the prevention of chronic disease. Plus it’s fun! Whether you are a beginner or more advanced, the Y can help you improve your swimming ability.  Contact the Y at 203 776 9622 for more information.

When:  Tuesday/Thursday July 24 – August 18 (8 lessons)

Time: 4:30pm (Beginner), 5:00pm (Intermediate), 5:30pm (Advanced)

Fees: $45


Find Your Place

ConsciousCONSCIOUS AGING PROGRAM

In our Youth obsessed culture, there can be a lot of fear and anxiety connected with aging. The future may be filled with uncertainty, boredom, personal and financial loss. But aging can be a time for renewal, purpose and meaning — a tremendous opportunity for intellectual, spiritual and emotional growth. With this in mind, the Conscious Aging program looks to address these challenges and opportunities through dialogue, connections and community.

WHEN:  Thursdays, 5:30-7pm, starting September 7 for 8 weeks

FEE: $45 Facility Members / $90 Community Mmebers which includes a workbook

CONTACT: Joanne Orenstein, Fitness Coordinator, jorenstein@cccymca.org


Music to Our Ears

Eric StanleyEric Stanley in concert to benefit the New Haven YMCA Youth Center

Award winning violinist, Eric Stanley is bringing his “Life Tour”, to downtown New Haven!  Please join us for a  wonderful evening of music while helping the youth of New Haven. Tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased  online at: www.ericstanleyworldwide.com

  • As seen on ESPN’s “First Take”
  • YouTube Silver Play Button Award Winner
  • Black Caucus, Black Student Union & NAACP’s Master Of Music Award Recipient
  • 20+ million YouTube views
  • 480K Combined Social Media followers & YouTube subscribers
  • Fifty percent of net proceeds will be donated to the New Haven YMCA Youth Center
  • His performance repertoire includes: International Emmy® Kids Awards, Hennessy, NY Fashion Week Show, Televisa, Nordic eCommerce Summit, TEDxRVA, and Elliot Masie’s Learning Conference just to name a few.

When: August 26, 2017

Time: Doors Open: 6:30pm Showtime: 7:00pm

Location: United Church on the Green, Meeting House, 323 Temple Street, New Haven, CT 06511

Tickets: $20.00 may be purchased at www.ericstanleyworldwide.com or Click Here to Eventbrite


Active Together

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Build More Than Muscle

Program Guide Cover Summer 2017 WebThere are many reasons to participate at the Y – to build endurance, lose weight, strengthen your heart. When you come to the Y, you’re committing to more than simply becoming healthier. You are supporting the values and programs that strengthen our community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time together, and we all build relationships that deepen our sense of belonging. Check out our Summer 2017 Program Guide.

Register on our mobile app, web site, in person or by calling the Y. Registration opens for Members on May 29; for Community Members on June 5. Summer Session runs June 19 – August 13.


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.


Active Together

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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.


CONQUER MOTHER NATURE’S LAP POOL

swimming_red_rgb 24th Annual FAIRFIELD YMCA MILE SWIM

Open Water Swim to Benefit Our Annual Campaign

WHEN: Saturday, September 23, 2017 – 9 a.m. Race Start

WHERE: Penfield Beach, Fairfield

WHO:                                                                           

  • 4 – 7 years (parent assisted): 50 Yards
  • 8 – 12 years: 200 Yards
  • 12+ years: 1 Mile
  • University Challenge
  • Tri-Club Challenge

FOR SPONSORSHIP INQUIRES CONTACT: Andy Davis E adavis@penfieldsearch.com

Event proceeds benefit our Annual Campaign which directly provides financial assistance for children, families and individuals in our community to participate in Fairfield Y programs.  From our summer camp and swim programs, to teen leadership and senior wellness, the Y offers an array of health and human services to all.


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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Saturday Breakfast For All

trader-joes-logo-jpgJoin your Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA Family for a hot breakfast thanks to our partner Trader Joe’s of Westport.  Breakfast will be provided for the youth, adults and families in our community.

WHEN: Every Saturday 9:30-10:30am

WHERE:  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, 790 Central Avenue, Bridgeport, CT P 203 576 7430


Helping You Live Better

CarrotsFresh Food From Small Farms Delivered to the Fairfield Y Weekly

Field Goods is coming to the Fairfield Y! You can become a customer and receive 5 to 8 different fruits and vegetables each week, that are grown on small farms. Convenient pick-up at the Fairfield Y on Tuesdays.  The produce is non-GMO and mostly organic! Bags cost $16 to $32 per week and include a fun educational newsletter and recipes.  There is no long term committment and the program helps support the Fairfield Y Annual Campaign.

Sign-up at Fieldgoods.com.  Pick up at the Fairfield Y. For more information, please contact Maureen at 203 255 2834 x 2318 or mscinto@cccymca.org 


Personal Training

Inspire Motivate Maintain

Whether your goals are weight loss, strength gains, improving balance and flexibility, rehabilitating an old injury, or just trying to be the best you that you can be – – a personal trainer at the Elm City YMCA can help you achieve your goals in the safest, most efficient way.

Our personal trainers have the knowledge, experience, and know-how to address all your health and wellness goals and needs.  Our trainers hold a minimum of a four year college degree and have worked with a variety of individuals, from Olympic athletes, to celebrities, to seniors, to the physically handicapped.

For detailed trainer bios, click here.  To learn more about the program and to register for a session: P 203 78 8887 or talk with a Member Services Team Member when you visit the Y.


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image OrangeWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image BlueWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Refer Your Friends to Join the Y!

Membership Drive June 2014 Image GreenWhen a friend you’ve referred joins the Y, we’ll thank you by giving you a FREE membership month.

There’s no limit to how many friends you refer and there’s no limit to how many FREE months you can receive.

Being with friends is always more fun for you and your family.

Take advantage of sharing the Y with your friends today!


Learn Grow Thrive

Early Learning Preschool Program

Our child care programs allow parents to answer the inevitable questions: Where can my child be safe and learn what they need to know to be prepared for school, and for life? The New Haven YMCA Youth Center provides a full day NAEYC accredited Preschool program for 3 and 4 year olds all year. We are proud to be helping youngsters gain self-confidence and social skills while developing positive attitudes about school and learning!

All the forms and information you’ll need is right here. Click on any item from the listing below to get started!

Preschool Forms:

2017-2018 CCC YMCA Early Childhood Registration Packet

Income Eligibility Application

CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids Forms:

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).

To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/

Care 4 Kids Application

Care 4 Kids Provider Form


Convenient for You, Fun for Them

Afterschool Program

Our Afterschool Child Care Program provides a safe environment where kids can focus on developing confidence and character with trained counselors who are enthusiastic about youth development.  Our programs teach positive values for youth ages 5 to 12 years through role models, group activities and creative thought.  Children enjoy supervised activities such as sports, arts and crafts, and music rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner.

The Afterschool Program runs throughout the school year and follows the schedule of the New Haven Public Schools for holidays and closings.

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/

New Haven YMCA Youth Center Afterschool Application     CCCY 2017-18 SACC Registration Packet

CCCY SACC Parent Handbook 2017-18


Fun Delivered Fresh Daily

School Age Child Care – Before and After School Programs 

You can relax knowing that with us, your kids are getting their daily dose of fun, homework assistance, character development, cultural enrichment and fitness at the Y, and at a price every family can afford. Multiple child discounts are available. We also offer financial  assistance and accept Care4Kids.

Family Registration Fee : $60 non – refundable. This is an annual fee due at the time of registration. Tuition listed below is a monthly rate.

Before and Afterschool located in:  Fawn Hollow Elementary and Stepney Elementary

Time: Drop off for the before school program is 7:00am. Our after school program run from school dismissal until 6:00pm

Before School Before School After School After School Before & After School Before &  After School
Member Community Member Member Community Member Member Community Member
3 Days $200 $295 $275 $405 $375 $600
4 Days $215 $315 $295 $435 $410 $650
5 Days $225 $330 $315 $465 $440 $695
Daily Drop In $ 25 $ 35 $ 35 $ 45

For more information, contact: Devin Gallipoli, Child Care & Camp Director at 203 445 9633 ext 2719

CCCY 2017-18 SACC Registration Packet  CCC Y SACC Parent Handbook 2017-18

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).

To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at this website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://ctcare4kids.com/


Educational Workshops

Taylored for Success

Taylored for Success is a collaborative program that offers youth the opportunity to grow as a productive member of our community. This year long program gives members the chance to develop character, build professional habits and pursue dreams that were possibly thought unachievable! Workshops run throughout the year and members can register at any time.

The Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA would like to invite you to our Leadership Workshop Series! This is a great opportunity to meet with educators and tutors along with local businesses, community leaders, and athletes that will promote the Y’s emphasis on education, youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Learn from our guest speakers the importance of being responsible, accountable, and an advocate for your community.

WHO:  Families and youth between the ages of 12-18 are welcome.
HOW:  Stop by or call in to register yourself or your child.
COST:  The event is FREE to the public.  Breakfast/lunch are usually served
WHEN: Dates and times vary, call to find out! P 203 576 7430


Encouraging Healthy Habits

Get off to a smart start!

Register for one FREE intro personal training session!  During this introductory session, you’ll:

  • Meet with a one of our certified personal trainers and talk about your fitness goals;
  • Share any physical limitations or barriers to exercise that you may experience;
  • Talk about past medical or health concerns – things that we should be aware of when prescribing you a   workout program.
  • Take a quick physical assessment to ensure the proper exercise selection and progression.

Sign up at our Welcome Desk!


Something New, Just for You

Indoor Cycle Room Rounded CornersINDOOR CYCLING

An Instructor led class takes place on an ultra smooth stationary bike.  The combination of music, motivation and your fellow riders makes this class unique. Join us for an invigorating cardio workout.

Check the Schedules page of our web site for class time.

 


Tutoring, Reading and Fun!

Join us and increase your reading and writing skills!  Enjoy a good story? Come join the book club to read and discuss great literature!

Ralphola Taylor Community Center Literacy Club

Where:  Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA

When: Scheduling based on your availability – give us a call. Below

 

Harding Literacy Club

Where:  Harding High School Resource Center

When:  Every Friday 3-5pm

Contacts:  the Y 203 576 7439 or Camille Harris at 203 275 2797 Harding Resource Center

 


Lakewood-Trumbull Gymnastics Team

The Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA gymnastics team has been inspiring and helping children achieve their goals since the 1980’s. Through the years the Y has produced multiple State and Regional champions as well as State and Regional team championships. Our gymnasts learn, through fun and discipline, the ability to achieve their goals. We believe that if a child believes in themselves and trains hard, then anything, even the amazing sport of Gymnastics can be achieved.

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Diabetes Prevention: BIG Rewards – SMALL Steps

141381_Diabetes Infographics Rev2013-rgb-FNLThe YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a community-based lifestyle improvement program for adults with prediabetes. Its purpose is to empower adults with lasting lifestyle changes that will improve their overall health and reduce their chance of developing type 2 diabetes.

Currently, diabetes affects nearly 29 million people.  Another 86 million have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes, but only 11 percent are aware of it.

Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce the number of new cases of diabetes by 58% overall and by 71% in individuals over age 60.

A LOT CAN HAPPEN IN ONE YEAR​

Program Goals:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and three sessions every other week during the first six months followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second six months.

DO I MEET THE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS?

FIRST:

  • I am at least 18 years old
  • I am overweight (BMI ≥ 25:  click to calculate BMI)
  • I am at risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with prediabetes by a healthcare provider

DO I HAVE ONE OF THE FOLLOWING LAB VALUES OR DIAGNOSIS?

  • A1c:  (must be 5.7% – 6.4%)
  • Fasting Plasma Glucose:  (must be 100 – 125 mg/dL)
  • 2-hour (75 gm glucola) Plasma Glucose:  (must be 140 – 199 mg/dL)
  • Prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy

AND/OR

AM I AT RISK FOR DEVELOPING DIABETES?

Prediabetes means your blood glucose (sugar) is higher than normal, but not yet diabetes.  Type 2 diabetes can be delayed or prevented in people with prediabetes through effective lifestyle programs. Take the first step. Find out your risk for prediabetes.

TAKE THE TEST – KNOW YOUR SCORE!

Answer these seven questions – for each “Yes” answer, add the number of points listed:   YES     NO      
Are you a woman who has had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds at birth?   1 0  
Do you have a parent with diabetes?   1 0  
Do you have a brother or sister with diabetes?   1 0  
Is your BMI > 25 (Use the calculator above.)?   5 0  
Are you younger than 65 years of age and get little or no physical activity in a typical day?   5 0  
Are you between 45 and 64 years of age?   5 0  
Are you 65 years of age or older?   9 0  
TOTAL POINTS FOR ALL “YES” RESPONSES:        

If your “yeses” scored  9 or higher, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes, and may qualify for the program.  This does NOT mean you have diabetes. You will need a blood test to confirm if you have diabetes.

Are you ready to join us?

Please contact your Branch Health & Wellness Director or Barbara Moore at 203.375.5844 ext 2619, for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are held throughout the month at all Central Connecticut Coast Y Branches.  Please call the Y or check out the day and time in Branch’s Program Guide stored on the schedules page of their web site.

The Central Connecticut Coast Y is forming classes throughout the area!  Classes starting in North Haven very soon!

Make the committment to prevent type 2 diabetes. Please contact Barbara Moore 203 375 5844 ext 2619 for more information, to pre-register and to see if you qualify.

Are you interested in pre-registering for a class?  Call us at 203.375.5844 ext 2619.  We only need 8-10 to start a class.  With enough interest, classes can be formed that can easily fit into your lifestyle needs!


A Report On The Y’s Community Impact

December 31, 2014

Dear Friends,

It is with great pride that I share with you the strong impact made by the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA in 2014! With a special focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y served 88,492 kids, families, and adults in twenty five towns and cities including Bridgeport and New Haven.

Character development is at the heart of the Y’s mission, and the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility were modeled and taught to 32,677 youth in 2014. Through participation in programs including child care, youth sports, summer camping, and Youth in Government, character was built and positive values were reinforced.

Defined as the difference in academic performance between low-income kids and their more privileged peers, the education achievement gap begins early in life for many children. In 2014, the Y made great strides in closing the gap for 1,254 low-income children through the our 8 school-readiness programs, 38 after-school programs, and 10 summer camp programs with a special focus on developing reading and writing skills.

The Y has been teaching kids how to swim and be safe around the water for decades. In 2014, 8,408 children participated in Y swimming lessons and water safety education programs representing an increase of 11% as compared to 2013.

Overweight, obesity, physical inactivity, and poor nutrition affect most in our community. About one in four of our neighbors are pre-diabetic, and many do not realize the serious health consequences of leading an unhealthy lifestyle. In 2014, 47,444 youth and adults participated in health, wellness, education, physical activity, and diabetes prevention programs and services.

Chronic homelessness is a challenge faced by many families and adults, particularly in Bridgeport and New Haven. With a large team of social workers and an inventory of 415 apartments, the Y continues to serve as the largest provider of affordable and supportive housing in the state. In 2014, the Y and our partners reduced chronic homelessness by 18% in Bridgeport and New Haven.

As a source and resource for affordable programs and services, $3.0M in financial assistance was provided to 6,097 financially disadvantaged kids, families, and adults enabling participation in important Y programs or services.

I offer my special thanks to our partners, donors, staff, and the 834 committed volunteers who donated 32,439 hours of their time to help the Y fulfill its mission which is:  

To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.

With best wishes,

David Stevenson, President & CEO

Printable Version:  A Report on Community Impact 12_31_14

 


Learn Together, Play Together

Bridgeport Y School Readiness Programs

Serving Bridgeport children ages 3 & 4 years

At the Bridgeport Y, kids try new things, build their confidence, make new friends and smile every day.  Affordable tuition.  Care 4 Kids accepted.

Openings Available. Enroll your child today!

YMCA Kolbe Education Center, 401 Kossuth Street, Bridgeport, CT 06608 203 332 6447

YMCA SECC PALS 1 Child Care Center, 650 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 331 0200

YMCA PALS V, 850 Park Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604 203 334 5551                 

For more information, please contact: Michelle Genest at 203 332 6447 or mgenest@cccymca.org


Harding Resource Center

The Harding Resource Center is a collaborative effort between the Ralphola Taylor Community Center YMCA, Warren Harding High School and the City of Bridgeport Board of Education. Our mission is to offer quality, educational, and interactive after school programming for the Warren Harding High School student body. Clubs are held in the fall, winter and spring sessions in addition to year-long clubs.

Hip Hop Dance

Students prepare and learn hip hop dances to show their school spirit while performing during pep rallies. Each session students practice leadership and team building skills that they can apply to their daily life.

Community Service

Students interested in volunteering are referred out into the community to serve local organizations. Students are also encouraged to volunteer for school activities as well.

Stress Free Day

Students are offered to relieve stress from their busy lives by practicing mindfulness, meditation and other stress relieving activities.

Tutoring

In conjunction with Y Staff, local college interns, and volunteers, the Harding High Resource Center offers many levels of remedial tutoring in many different academic subjects!


YMCA Diabetes Prevention

Change Today For A Healthier Future

Prediabetes affects over 86 million Americans. Are you one of them?

Let the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA help you learn if you might be prediabetic.  And put you on a path to a healthier future.

Prediabetes is a potentially reversible condition that often leads to diabetes, and 86 million people in the United States are estimated to have it. If you have been diagnosed with prediabetes, or believe you may be at risk for developing the disease, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can help you develop a healthier lifestyle.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gets to the root of the diabetes epidemic by helping those at high risk of developing the disease make lifestyle changes. The program focuses on healthy eating, increased physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight.

Based on effective efforts researched by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program will help you learn about and adopt the healthy eating and physical activity habits that have been proven to reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  Through the program you will receive support and encouragement from both a trained lifestyle coach and fellow classmates as you develop a plan for improving and maintaining your overall well-being.

 

About the Program

As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential. In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a small classroom setting and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.

The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 core sessions, followed by monthly maintenance sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals.

Discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and much more.

Stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals with monthly maintenance sessions.

The Central Connecticut Coast YMCA is forming classes throughout the area! 

Currently enrolling for a Class that will meet on Tuesdays at 5:30 pm at 12 Garden Street, Bridgeport – convenient to Route 8; Route 95 and Public Transportation

Upcoming Classes may be held at the North Haven Congregational Church; Oronoque Village in Stratford and in Seymour.

Could you benefit from the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program?

Step 1:  Take the American Diabetes Association Diabetes Risk Quiz.

Step 2:  See if you qualify for the Central Connecticut Coast YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program:  Check List

Step 3:  Please contact Barbara Moore at 203.375.5844 ext 32, for more information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program or joining a class.


Y Fun Club

When schools are closed for the entire day, due to inclement weather, children enrolled in Before and After School programs may attend our full day Y Fun Club.  Parents provide transportation to the Y.  Children need to bring a lunch, a bathing suit and towel, plus appropriate clothes to play outdoors (snow clothes, extra pants,  socks, boots, hats, gloves, etc.)

Fees:  $15 Pre-registration.  $50/day for Members.  $100/day for Non-Members


Zumba® Kids

The Zumba® Kids program is the ultimate dance-fitness party for kids where they can play it loud and rock with friends! This program features age-appropriate music and moves that get kids movin’ to the beat. It’s all about feeling fearless on the dance floor, reinforcing the idea that it’s okay to just be yourself and dance like no one’s watching. Preregistration is required.

AGES: 5 – 8

 


Your Goals Are Important to Us!

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 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.

Programs:

  • After the first 1 hour initial training, each session can be divided into 30-minutes sessions.
    2 hours: $86 / 4 hours: $160
  • Basic Training Package: $240 initial or $225 renewal. Five one hour workout sessions, recommended for those already on a fitness based program, who need a “tune up”. Also included is one nutritional consultation.
  • Deluxe Training Package: $450 initial/ $425 renewal. Ten one hour workout sessions and two nutrition sessions. We will get you started on a fitness plan and provide nutritional guidance for you throughout your ten sessions.
  • Fitness Planning: $70.  You will receive thirty minutes of fitness testing and assessment along with thirty minutes discussing your results and creating a plan. You will walk away with your very own fitness road map or best course of action based on your assessment results.
  • Group training also available.

NAEYC Accredited Preschool Program

Learn Grow Thrive

Ages: 3-4 years

Our preschool program uses the CT Preschool Curriculum and Assessment Framework.  Our preschool provides a wide variety of opportunities for each child to explore and learn in a safe and nurturing environment designed to meet each child’s individual need.

Activities include:

  • Center based learning
  • Indoor/outdoor movement
  • Arts and crafts
  • Science
  • Field trips
  • Story time
  • Music and movement
  • Circle time with Preschool learning and Kindergarten readiness

To be enrolled, children must be three years of age by December 31, and must be fully toilet trained.  A $50 non-refundable Family Registration Fee is due at the time of registration.

Half Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.  Members $325.00/month  Community Participants $490.00/month

Full Day Preschool:
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  Members $585.00/month  Community Participants $880.00/month

Extended Day Preschool:
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  Members $735.00/month   Community Participants $1,105.00/month

2017-2018 CCC YMCA Early Childhood Registration Packet  CCC Y Early Learning Centers Parent Handbook

Care 4 Kids helps low to moderate income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Social Services (also called DSS).  To learn more about Care 4 Kids, take a look at their website. You can look at the site to find out how the program works, who is eligible, and more. http://www.ctcare4kids.com/


Y Vacation Club

Ages: 5-12 years

Enjoy your days off from school at our Y Vacation Club!  Children should bring a peanut free lunch and appropriate clothing, including a bathing suit and towel.

Time:
7:30 am – 6:00 pm

Cost:
Members: $50 per day
Community Members: $100 per day

 


Arts & Humanities

Ages: 4 – 12

Dance

Dancing is important to children of all ages, whether it is for exercise or just for fun and entertainment.  Dancing can be a tool in which a child can express one’s self and plays a key role in their growth and development.

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts can be a fun way to encourage creativity in children and help them focus their minds on completing a set task.  For older children Arts & Crafts is a way to gain a better understanding of artistic and design skills that could help in their futures.

Music Lessons

Music has been a part of youth education for a long time. Music lessons aid in the enhancement of a child’s spatial reasoning and creative thought and is essential to their success in math and science.


After School Program

The After-School Program runs Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. and serves at-risk youth in grades K-8. Our program provides a safe haven and opportunities to the youth in the East End of Bridgeport. Each child is assisted in completing schoolwork or assigned worksheets, receives a healthy snack and participates in a rotating schedule of activities that includes dance, performing arts, arts and crafts, and sports rather than the company of the TV set or the local street corner. Programs run throughout the school year.


Youth and Government Program

Youth and Government is a national YMCA group that involves thousands of teenagers worldwide in programs that model their state government.  The New Haven YMCA has been participating in the Youth and Government program since 2006.  Between October and March of each year, the teens in the Youth Center meet once to twice a week to discuss and debate issues in their state and to learn how to draft legislation concerning these issues.

The objective of the program is to teach leadership training, public speaking, critical thinking, community activism, political knowledge, and the development of research, reading and writing skills for academic enhancement.  The youth’s hard work and dedication is rewarded in a weekend conference at the Legislative Office Buildings in Hartford where they present their bills to other YMCA teens across the state.


Personal Training

Work one on one with a Fairfield YMCA Personal Trainer. Whether it is performance or health related, the Fairfield Y’s trainers can design the right training program for you to optimize your health and reach your wellness goals. All Fairfield YMCA Personal Training staff are professionals who are fully certified through nationally recognized organizations and several staff have MA’s in Kinesiology and Physiology or Athletic Training.

Cost: Personal Training Packages (payment plans available):

  • Individual Session $75
  • 3 Session Package $210
  • 6 Session Package $415
  • 10 Session Package $675
  • 20 Session package $1,230

Lifeguarding

Ages: 15 years and older

Ideal for lifeguards working at traditional pools. The course teaches professionalism, patron and facility surveillance, victim recognition, equipment-based rescues, and caring for head, neck and back injuries. Upon successful completion of course, participants will also earn certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer (includes AED) Oxygen Administration and First Aid.

Prerequisites for Class: Must be able to swim a minimum of 300 yards non-stop using a combination of front crawl, breaststroke and the approach stroke.


Members-in-Residence

The Valley Y offers single men, 18 years and older, safe, clean, affordable housing in a comfortable environment.  While many of our residents may not have any other support networks, the Y’s Members-in-Residence program gives individuals a sense of community, hope and a place to belong.

Fees are paid weekly. Income verification, background check, and references are required. Applications are available at the Welcome Center. Participants in the program are encouraged to use the facilities and enjoy the benefits of a Y membership. Contact Barbara Moore, Executive Director P 203 736 9622 for more information.

Valley Y Application for Members in Residence


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