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
WHEN: Mondays: February 26, March 4, March 11, March 18 – 1:00pm-2:30pm
Wednesdays: February 28, March 6, March 13, March 27 – 1:00pm-2:30pm
Sundays: April 7, April 14, April 21, April 28 – 11:00am – 12:30pm
FEE: Facility Member $100 / Program Participant $200
Registration is required. Limited to 10 players. Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.
Join Jo McIntosh, RYT 500 in our restorative yoga workshop to heal and restore your body through relaxing poses
Find contentment, both in our practice and in our lives off the mat. How can our yoga practice help to find the state of happiness.
Stretch, be still, meditate, and breathe.
Restorative yoga is a restful practice that holds yoga poses (asanas) for a longer duration using props like yoga blocks, blankets, and bolsters. Through the use of props for support, many of the postures are held almost effortlessly.
When the body and mind are relaxed, tension is released. Become aware of sensations and thoughts that may arise.
The benefits of restorative yoga are similar to the many benefits of other styles of yoga, including:
Bolsters, blocks and straps are provided. Please bring a yoga mat, a blanket or two, a hard pillow and a bottle of water. Don’t forget your warm socks!
WHEN: Tuesday, March 5
TIME: 12:00 PM —2:00 PM
FEE: Facility Member $40 Program Participant $80
Space limited to 12 participants. Register online or call Member Services at 203 481 9622.
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.
2024 Spring Session Now accepting Intake Interviews 12 Week Session begins March 25. Mondays & Thursdays 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
To learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, contact Christina Murphy, Lead Instructor of LIVESTRONG, P 203 481 9622 E firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
To schedule an appointment, contact Christina Murphy , Health Nutrition Coach at email@example.com 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 2500+ 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:
Care partners are welcome to participate.
For more information contact Colleen Villano, Director of Healthy Living at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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!