Health & Wellness

Wellness Wednesday Workshops

First Steps to Healthier Eating

October 26Shop on a Budget- A nutritious diet certainly can be expensive, but it doesn’t have to be! I will give you quick and easy tips to cut costs on your grocery bill and how to eat well on a budget.

November 30: Self-Care Routine During the Holidays- The holiday season. It’s called “the most wonderful time of the year”. But between buying gifts, trying not to break your healthy habits (or the bank), and attending family gatherings, it can also be the most stressful time of the year. I want to help you feel your best this holiday season with some self-care tips to reduce stress.

December 28: How to Meditate- When we meditate, we inject long-lasting benefits into our lives: We lower our stress levels, we connect better, we improve our focus. I will walk you through the basics on how to meditate.

TIME: 12:00PM

COST:  Free

For more information or to register, contact Christina Murphy E

Let’s Play Pickleball

Beginner Pickleball for Adults

Pickleball is considered to be the fastest growing sport in America. It’s a combination of ping pong, tennis and badminton rolled into one fabulous game, played on a court 1/4 the size of a tennis court. Four (4) session program will cover basic Pickleball skills – building a strong foundation. You’ll quickly be able to play the game with confidence.

Week 1: Game rules & Understanding the Court, Scoring, Paddle use, and Dinking
Week 2: Serving and Return of Serve
Week 3: Transition and 3rd Shot Drop
Week 4: Blocking the Bangers and Punch Volley

DATES: Four (4) Sundays
Week 1: November 6
Week 2: November 13
Week 3: November 20
Week 4: November 27

TIME: 11:00am – 12:30pm

FEE: Member $100 / Program Participant $200

Pickleballs and Paddles will be provided. Limited to 8 players. Registration is required. Bill Sadick, Certified Instructor


Fall 11 Program Guide

Find Your Connection. Find Your Y.

The YMCA connects people to a great sense of purpose and to each other to make our community stronger.

Learn more about our Programs for adults, children and families. Please browse our Fall 11 Program Guide: Soundview Fall 2022 Program Guide

FALL 11 SESSION – October 24-December 18

PROGRAM REGISTRATION DATES – Facility Member: October 3 / Program Participant: October 1

It’s All About the Fall

Fall Prevention Awareness Week – September 19-23

Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injury in people over age 60. The Soundview Family YMCA will offer a week filled of activities, lectures and classes to help.

Monday: Ivy Rehab-String Step presentation (12:00 PM – 1:30 PM) Work with individuals to assess and address items that could put them off balance including medication side effects, vitamin deficiency, poor vision and talk about rehabilitation approaches that include:Therapeutic exercise to improve strength
Balance-specific training to improve balance and vestibular function
Home safety and recommendations to remove throw rugs, install grab bars and handrails. And more!

Tuesday: AOA Stretch & Stability (12:15 PM – 1:00 PM) Get stronger and improve your balance through exercises that strengthen the ankle, knee, and hip joints all in a fun and social setting.

Wednesday: Lobby Demonstration (10:00 AM -12:00 PM) By exercising, you can improve your balance and your strength, so you can stand tall and feel more confident when walking. Join us in the lobby for a demonstration of effective, balance building exercises you can do in your own home.

Thursday: Hearing Screening with John Caswell from Discount Hearing (1:00 PM – 4:00 PM)

Friday: Clean Your Eye Glasses (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM): Complimentary eye glass cleanings with Denise in the lobby

Registration Required

CONTACT: Denise Bowen E: P: 203 481 9622


Health, Education and Logical Planning

Here at the YMCA, we understand that sorting through all the conflicting nutritional information out there can be both confusing and frustrating. We are here to H.E.L.P.

Perhaps you want more energy. Maybe you have those nagging sweet cravings that you can’t seem to get under control. Or, perhaps it’s time to finally figure out how to look and feel great in your own body. Does any of this sound familiar?

Two 60-minute sessions will get you on track to:

  • Understanding your goals and expectations together so that we can develop an action plan to ensure your success.
  • Know your dedicated H.E.L.P. Coach
  • Understand your body’s unique needs and create a personal blueprint.
  • Set personal goals.
  • Practice simple suggestions towards sustainable change.


To schedule an appointment, contact Christina Murphy , Health Nutrition Coach at or visit the Front Desk or call 203 481 9622.




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
  • 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.

Movement for Parkinson’s

A class designed to help adults of all levels maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and balance.

Care partners are welcome to participate.

Registration required.

For more information contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at

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.

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.

Defend Together

So You Have a Fighting Chance.

Defend Together burns a ton of calories and builds total body strength. Tap into the hottest mixed martial arts movements done at a rapid-fire pace to maximize your cardio fitness. This electric experience is addictive and collaboratively a high-energy 60 minutes of fun. Getting Started Details

Try Defend 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.

Active Together

So you can explore life to the fullest!

ACTIVE TOGETHER is an innovative 60-minute workout that improves cardiovascular fitness, builds total body strength and enhances movement health for daily life. Inspiring music and supportive coaching will insure you succeed with simple, athletic exercises that use dumbbells, bodyweight and The STEP®. Getting Started Details

Try Active 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!