Health & Wellness


Seeking Better Health?

21 Day Jumpstart Challenge

Are you struggling with daily activities, post-rehab exercises or the motivation to exercise?

The 21 Day Jumpstart Challenge creates long lasting habits by performing simple exercise using the Never Stop Training philosophy. This challenge is designed to improve movement used in activities of daily living (ADL) and can be completed anytime, anywhere! Suitable for everybody.

Never Stop Training stimulates muscle activity by practicing easy to follow movements throughout the day that can be performed anywhere, anytime, and no matter your current physical condition!

Challenges Include: Two body weight movements to perform throughout through out the day every 30 minutes check-ins with a personal trainer.

FEE: Facility Member: $0

Register at the Front Desk or contact Member Services at 203 481 9622.

Facilitated by Robert Lillis-Martinez, Certified Personal Trainer, NASM


Hear a Pin Drop

Free Hearing Screenings

The Soundview Family YMCA is pleased to have John Caswell from Discount Hearing join us to conduct hearing screenings.

Did you know that you can have bad balance with a hearing condition. There are sensory systems in our inner ear that provides our brain with information about balance, motion, and location of our head and body in relation to our surroundings.

WHEN: Thursday, February 23, 2023

TIME: 1:00—3:00pm

Registration is required. For more information, contact Denise Bowen E dbowen@cccymca.org P 203 481 9622 x3213.


Wellness Wednesday Workshops

First Steps to Healthier Life

Know Your No– Setting Healthy Boundaries

Putting yourself FIRST and setting Healthy Boundaries all 2023! Come hear from Soundview Family YMCA’s own Integrative Nutritional Health Coach to learn how!

Life Is full of moments. There are highs and lows, decisions and deadlines. How many times do you take the time to just pause and rest? Know YOUR No is a workshop designed by Health Coach Christina Murphy to help you do just that. During the workshop you will learn healthy methods to establish realistic boundaries, learn how to avoid overworking yourself and implement self-care practices. NO, is a spiritual word!

WHEN: February, 22, 2023

TIME: 12:00PM

Light Refreshments will be served.

For more information and to register, contact Christina Murphy at cmurphy@cccymca.org.


Salt, Sugar & Fat

Keep Healthy with Food Choices

Salty snacks, rich desserts and comfort food may all look and smell appealing, but consuming these in excess can be detrimental to your health. Come hear Barbara Naclerio M.P.H, CHES. of the East Shore Health District Health Department discuss how salt, sugar, and fat content in certain foods can be linked to inflammation and chronic illness.

DATE: Thursday, February 16, 2023

TIME: 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Registration required. For more information, contact Denise Bowen at dbowen@cccymca.org or 203 481 9622 x3213.


H.E.L.P.

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.

FEE:  FREE

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

 

 


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.


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 cvillano@cccymca.org.


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.


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!


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