Health & Wellness

Reclaiming Your Health

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WHEN: Mondays 11:15am-12:15pm

· Multiple exercise activities, including: joint check/warm-up, range of motion/stretching, strengthen­ing, cardiovascular endurance, and joint check/cool down
· Balance and coordination activities
· Helps improve balance and posture with a variety of exercise for feet, legs, core and glutes, along with water walking routines. Range of motion exercise for every joint from head to toe to help with arthritis
· Each class includes a health education component from the program formally known as PACE- People with Arthritis Can Exercise
· Relaxation and breathing activities. Instructors may include weight bearing, posture/body mechan­ics, body awareness, and socialization activities

To improve:

· Functional ability
· Self-confidence
· Self-care
· Mobility
· Muscle strength
· Coordination

To reduce:

· Fatigue
· Pain
· Stiffness

Note: Participants do not need to know how to swim to participate in the class

Outdoor Fitness

Outdoor Fitness Unveiling 2Located towards the front of our Y at 3045 Main Street, the outdoor fitness structure is available for members and our community who are 13+ years old. We encourage you to try it out! It has the ability to accommodate a variety of exercises with directions for use posted at the site. Have fun and be safe exercising!

Child Watch

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Children may stay at the Child Watch for up to two hours per day. Parents and guardians are the only adults authorized to leave a child at Child Watch and are required to remain onsite at the Y during their child’s visit.

Child Watch Hours: Monday-Thursday 5:00pm-7:30pm


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:

  • 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.

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Get F.I.T.

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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.

Personal Training

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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!