Health & Wellness

YOGA FOR MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

AN ADAPTED YOGA CLASS

This class is designed to meet the needs of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.  The aim of practicing yoga is not merely to assume specific poses, but rather to combine breathing, posture, movement and awareness achieve relaxation and body awareness.  Practicing yoga can give you to the tools to help manage everyday tasks that include balancing to stand or walk, strengthening and alignment for standing up and sitting down, and core strength for everything you do.

 

We will be offering MS Yoga in person at the Y on Mondays at 10:30am and on the Zoom Platform on Wednesdays.

Please contact Joanne Orenstein, Health & Wellness Director, for more information jorenstein@cccymca.org

 


Bend into Yoga Before and After Baby

Pre and Post-natal Yoga

Prenatal yoga can improve sleep, reduce stress and anxiety. It can increase the strength, flexibility and endurance of muscles needed for childbirth, and decrease lower back pain, nausea, headaches and shortness of breath. Post natal yoga can help you connect with your peers about the challenges and joys of being a new mother; rebuild flexibility and muscle tone: help your body handle the new demands of caring for your baby. And it can help regain spinal integrity effected by pregnancy and childbirth.

Please bring water and a mat. Child Watch available at the time of class for children 6 weeks and up for Facility Members.

WHEN: Thursdays, 5pm-6pm

FEE: Free to Facility Members; $10/class for Class Participants

FACILITY MEMBERS: PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPACE. Class participants may walk in and pay per class, please arrive a few minutes early to register.


Healthy Heart Talk

Controlling Your Blood Pressure

Please join us for a presentation from the Trumbull Health Department to discuss ways to keep your blood pressure under control, and other measures you can take to be your healthiest you.

Please feel free to come with questions.

WHEN: Monday February 27

TIME: 10am

For further information contact Joanne Orenstein, Fitness Coordinator
jorenstein@cccymca.org


HEALTHY FOOD CHAT

JOIN US FOR A TALK ABOUT NUTRITION WITH JEN EVAN, MS in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport

This month’s seminar and talk will be about Understanding Food and Nutrition Labels. Please feel free to come with questions!

WHEN:  Monday, February 6

TIME: 12:30pm

Free to members of the Y and the community

For more information contact Joanne Orenstein, Health & Wellness Director jorenstein@cccymca.org


Drum, Pound and Find the Beat

Pound!

Instead of listening to music, you become the music in this exhilarating full-body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with yoga and pilates-inspired movements. Using Ripstix®, lightly weighted drumsticks engineered specifically for exercising, POUND transforms drumming into an incredibly effective way of working out. Designed for all fitness levels, POUND® provides the perfect atmosphere for letting loose, getting energized, toning up and rockin’ out! Please bring a mat.

Please join new instructor Debra Russell for this great workout! It’s part of our Group Exercise offerings, so reservations are required.


Lie Back and Save a Life

Lakewood Trumbull YMCA Blood Drive

The need for blood donations is at a critical level. The Lakewood -Trumbull YMCA is once again hosting the American Red Cross for a blood drive on January 31 in the Basketball Court. Please consider donating blood to help strengthen our community and possibly save a life.

Register at www.Redcrossblood.org and search for the January 31 Blood Drive at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA.

WHEN: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

WHERE: 20 Trefoil Drive, Trumbull CT 06611

TIME: 1:30pm-6:30pm


Swirl it Up, Dance it Up, Color it New

Bollywood Dance – Mondays at 6pm

Bollywood dancing is a colorful, dynamic, highly theatrical dance style seen in Indian films. It combines classical forms of dance including traditional Indian, folk, salsa, and belly-dance while also incorporating more contemporary western forms such as hip hop, jazz and funk.

It’s part of our Group Exercise offerings, so reservations are required.


Livestrong at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.

Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life.

In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, Y staff and members. Y cancer exercise trainers work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. Trainers are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. Classes will be offered weekdays with daytime and evening classes.

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program includes:
• Two 75 minute classes per week
• Full access to the Y seven days a week

CRITERIA FOR PARTICIPATION
• Available for individuals currently undergoing cancer treatment or have completed their treatment.
• Strong personal desire and commitment to attend classes
• Obtain a signed medical clearance form
• Participate in an interview with our Intake Specialist, complete a confidential health assessment and program registration forms.

To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Joanne Orenstein, Director of Health & Wellness jorenstein@cccymca.org or 203 445 9633.

2023 Spring Session Intake Dates:  January 18 – March 8 / Session Begins:  March 21 2023. We will meet on Tuesdays and Fridays from 1:30-2:45pm / Now accepting enrollments

 


LET YOUR COMPETITIVE SPIRIT SHINE!

‘VISIT THE Y’ CHALLENGE

Push your limits and let your competitive spirt shine. Compete against yourself and other members.

With each Y visit, you’ll work towards becoming a Bronze, Silver or Gold winner.

Details: Challenge runs January 9-February 15

Register to participate with Member Services.


SUPPORTING WELLNESS TOGETHER

The Y’s Weight Loss Program

Twelve weeks designed to help you attain your goals for better health, less stress, to lose weight, to get more fit, make friends, feel better! Together, with a group, everyone is stronger.

Program includes: Weekly meetings Wednesdays at 6pm and 30 minutes per every week of the program with a certified Personal Trainer.

WHEN: Wednesdays, January 25—April 19.

TIME: 6pm

FEES:$195 Facility Member, $375 for Program Participant


Learn to Play Pickleball

Pickleball Clinic

Newbies wanted! Do you want to learn how to play Pickleball with other beginners? Some of our more experienced players will help guide you through how to play this up and coming sport.  Please spread the word to others who may want to take advantage of this opportunity to try something new.  If you have experience in the kitchen, sorry, this is NOT the class for you!

WHEN: Tuesdays

TIME: 10:00 -12:00

Please reserve your spot using our on line system, or call the front desk and we will be happy to help you.

Interested in volunteering? Please call Lydia and she will get you on the schedule.


YOGA FOR Multiple Sclerosis

AN ADAPTED YOGA CLASS

This class is designed to meet the needs of individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.  The aim of practicing yoga is not merely to assume specific poses, but rather to combine breathing, posture, movement and awareness achieve relaxation and body awareness.  Practicing yoga can give you to the tools to help manage everyday tasks that include balancing to stand or walk, strengthening and alignment for standing up and sitting down, and core strength for everything you do.

We will be offering MS Yoga in person at the Y on Mondays10:30am and on the Zoom Platform on Wednesdays.

Please contact Joanne Orenstein, Director of Health & Wellness, for more information jorenstein@cccymca.org


YMCA360 ON-DEMAND AND LIVE

At the YMCA we believe that when people experience all that our Y has to offer, they will be drawn into supportive, healthier relationships with one another and their community.

YMCA360 is an on-demand video platform for our Y community. YMCA360 offers 1000+ group exercise classes, youth sports training, well-being classes and more to serve you wherever you are. Whether you are at home or on the road, take the Y with you along with your favorite classes, instructors and more. Watch this brief introduction! 

These programs are free to all full-facility members of the Central Connecticut Coast YMCAs.

From your desktop, laptop, tablet, smart TV or mobile device, YMCA360 is available wherever you are with an internet connection. Instructions for access:

  • Please visit ymca360.org
  • Click the login button
  • Enter your email address, click continue
  • Enter your zip code, click continue
  • Click your YMCA
  • You will receive a 6 digit email code, via email
  • Enter this code, click continue
  • You will be let in!

Please reach out to the Y with questions or check our YMCA360 FAQs for CCCY Members. If you have a recommendation for a new program, please let us know.


Come Hang With Us

TRX

TRX will get your body in the best shape! A suspension training system that combats your body, challenging your strength, power, balance and flexibility.

Members can reserve a space in a class on our schedule page. Space is limited so we encourage you to sign up ahead of time.

 


Score Some Fun

Basketball with the Y logo on itOpen Basketball

Open gym time is available at the Lakewood-Trumbull YMCA in our half court basketball gym.

The Lakewood– Trumbull YMCA half court basketball gym now has open hours available for our members to shoot some hoops and have some fun. Basketballs are available for you to use. We encourage social distancing. Youth under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult.

 


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.

  • Time to get to know each other. Your dedicated F.I.T. Coach is here to serve you!
  • Understanding your goals and expectations together so that we can develop an action plan to ensure your success.
  • Answer any questions you may have about wellness, equipment, and our facility.
  • Teach some basic tips so you can hit the ground running.
  • Review your progress toward your wellness goals and expectations. Offer some innovative tips to help you progress even faster and discuss potential barriers.
  • Start working towards your wellness goals and having some fun!
  • An introduction to our Personal Training Program.

It’s a Big Dill

Play Pickleball at the Y!

Pickleball is played on a court with a net lowered to 34″ at center. It’s played with a perforated plastic whiffle ball and composite paddle.

It’s easy for beginners, but can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for the experienced.

Members can reserve a spot on our scheduling page. Space is limited and we encourage social distancing. We have balls and paddles to use or you can bring your own. The court is set up in the basketball gym at our Family Program Center.

 


Balance & Flex Together

So You Can Balance the Important Things.

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

Try Balance & Flex Together! Class days and times are listed in the Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Strength Train Together

So You Can Be Strong for Them!

STRENGTH TRAIN TOGETHER maximizes your workout results within 60 minutes of impactful strength training. You’ll get stronger while improving movement when you combine traditional strength training with functional exercises using an adjustable barbell, weights and body weight. Getting Started Details

Try Strength Train Together! Class days and times are listed in the Group Exercise Schedule posted on our schedules web page.


Supporting Wellness Together

A man reading milk labelReach your wellness goals with us! Weight Loss Program

This program is designed to help those seeking a healthier weight to achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and form sustainable, healthy habits. Participants will build skills for a successful lifestyle change.

Program Overview: 

  • 12 weeks / 1 session per week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Tools, knowledge and group support will be provided to help you develop plans that support your weight loss goals.

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!

Detailed information can be found in our Program Guide, at our Member Service Desk or by calling the Y.


Personal Training

Inspire, Motivate, Maintain

If you are 14, 80 or in between, and if your goal is to lose weight; gain strength; improve balance; flexibility and agility; rehabilitate a new or old injury, or just push yourself – a Y personal trainer can help you get there.

Our certified personal trainers will help develop a personalized program that is perfect for you. They will support you with expert knowledge, coaching and motivation to help you feel and live better! A trainer will work at your pace, on your schedule, to encourage and motivate you to be all you can be.

Schedule a FREE evaluation today! We’ll discuss your goals and define a training program tailored just for you!


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