Active Older Adults
Ready Set Go
Active Older Adults
Whether you are looking to drop a few pounds or drop the kids off for a swim, the Greater Waterbury YMCA has a program to meet your needs! With everything from free ChildWatch for members to free weight loss programs, the YMCA is the leader in the community when it comes to identifying a need and providing a solution for individuals and families. From here you will be able to find the YMCA program that will make an impact in your life.
Special Wellness Programs
Seniors - Active Older Adults (AOA) Club)
Come join the AOA Club to get a great workout and meet new friends! The classes are designed to put little stress on your joints and they are appropriate for all fitness levels. Whether you have been working out regularly, or have not worked out in years, these classes will be sure to meet your needs. A chair is optional in all AOA Club classes.
Free for Members OR $35 for AOA Club Pass + $5.00 program fee
AOA Club – Walking Program
Join us in the gym and walk for as long as you like! Participants are allowed to walk for 15 minutes or walk up to the full hour scheduled- you choose! Monday, Wednesday, & Fridays 7:30 – 8:30 am. FREE for members of the Y and / or AOA members. All other participants - $1 donation is suggested.
AOA Club (Silver Sneakers) Muscular Strength and Range of Movement
The instructor will lead you through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement, and skills required during activities for daily living. The focus of the class is functional strength training to help you in your every day life.
AOA Club Cardio & Muscle Mix
Enjoy an aerobic workout that is healthy for your heart. Easy to follow steps are designed to give you a safe and fun workout. Resistance tools will be offered for additional muscular conditioning and a chair is used for seated and standing support.
AOA Club Yoga Stretch:
A mix of stretching, meditation, and yoga utilizing a chair.
SilverSneakers® Fitness Program
Join the nation's leading fitness program for older adults at little or no cost beyond your monthly health plan premium. Get fit, have fun, make friends…with the SilverSneakers® Fitness Program!
SilverSneakers® offers an innovative blend of physical activity, healthy lifestyle and socially oriented programming that allows older adults to take greater control of their health. SilverSneakers members receive:
- Membership to the Greater Waterbury YMCA with access to conditioning classes, exercise equipment, pool, sauna and other available amenities
- Access to any participating fitness center throughout the U.S. while traveling
- Customized SilverSneakers classes designed exclusively for older adults who want to improve their strength, flexibility, balance and endurance
- Health education seminars and other events that promote the benefits of a healthy lifestyle
- A specially trained Senior AdvisorSM at the fitness center to introduce you to SilverSneakers and acquaint you with their site
The award-winning SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is a proven, results-oriented program that enables older adults, often burdened with chronic conditions, to take charge of their health and maintain an active, independent lifestyle.
The SilverSneakers® Fitness Program is a winner of the 2004 HAN Award from the Healthcare and Aging Network of the American Society on Aging.
- To find out if your Medicare health plan offers the program, visit www.silversneakers.com or call your health plan's customer service department.
- Check the Active Older Adults Program Schedule for SilverSneakers® Classes
If you are a cancer survivor or know someone who is, you may be eligible to participate in this program and receive a FREE 12 week membership to our Y! Our LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program meets twice a week for 1 1/2 hours each class. Please spread the word to any survivors you know or contact LIVESTRONG for more information. Space is limited.
For over 150 years, the Greater Waterbury YMCA continues to be a leader in Health and Wellness. We are proud to expand our reach by offering the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA cancer support program.
WHAT IS LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA?
In addition to offering a FREE 12-week exercise and strength training program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA also helps survivors address:
- Reclaiming life
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is available to ALL survivors regardless of income, ethnicity or background. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about helping survivors live their life and the Greater Waterbury YMCA will be with them every step of the way.
Our Team 13.1 Fundraisers are busy training for the Hartford Half Marathon AND raising money for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA!
Here, you can:
search for Team 13.1 member and donate to their fundraising campaign, you can see our Team progress so far, and if you are Team 13.1 member you can obtain your links to the fundraiser pages if you have misplaced them!
Ready Set Go
This is the most exciting weight management program the Greater Waterbury YMCA has ever introduced to date! We have left no stone unturned. You get everything in this program. As a result of the Ready Set Go! 2.0 program you will lose weight, become stronger, know how to eat right to keep that weight off, and be much happier and more confident about yourself than you have been in years. This is a no brainer!
Here's what you get:
- Health & Wellness Support Team
- Cardio Programming that will maximize fat loss, calorie burn and your time
- Nutritional Guidance (when to eat, what to eat, and how much to eat)
- Strength Training workouts
- Exercise program modifications
- Opportunity to learn and use free weight exercises in your own program
- Guidance on how to organize your personal time and life to maximize your overall happiness and well-being
- Weekly Weigh Ins
- 15 minute individual follow-up meetings with our Health & Wellness Team every week
- Goal Setting
- Peace of mind knowing that we are here to encourage and support you every step of the way
- An educational experience on your Health & Wellness that you will be able to take with you for the rest of your life
FREE Exclusively to Greater Waterbury YMCA Members (12 weeks)
For more information email: email@example.com »
Ready Set Go Testimonials
"You'd be a fool not to take advantage of the support and professional advice that is free of charge." – Bob Twombly
"I'm not as tired, can breathe better and have more energy." -Wally Sousa
"The lifestyle initiatives were influential to my success because they allowed me to have more time for myself. I learned how to enjoy life more and feel more positive and confident. The program will teach you how to be a better person with a healthy positive lifestyle." – Naghma Amir
"It's more than just cardio and strength. Ready Set Go covers all aspects of life." – Kathy Brown
"I enjoy exercising much more now that I know what I am doing and how to exercise properly."
$50 - 1hr Session
$30 - 1/2hr Session
Group Sessions (1 hr):
2 Person Group - $35/person
3 Person Group - $30/person
4 Person Group - $25/person
Director of Y Training
Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
Hi, my name is Chris Hibbs, CSCS and I am the Director of Y Training at the Greater Waterbury YMCA. For the past 5 years, I have been on a mission to help as many people as possible live healthier and happier lives. At the Greater Waterbury YMCA our training expertise and knowledge is top-notch, as all of our trainers are kept up to date with all the latest fitness research, design and practice. We currently offer customized one-on-one and semi-private fitness programs that focus on core and functional training. These programs educate, motivate, and support men, women, and teens to improve their health and fitness.
Our Y Training team is highly qualified and all have the highest level certifications available. All training sessions are conducted either in our Wellness Center or in our private personal training room using stability balls, medicine balls, kettlebells and any other fun and challenging training equipment we can employ to help you achieve your goals. Whether you want to lose weight, feel better about yourself, run faster, improve your golf game or just go a day without pain we are here to turn your goals into reality.
I hope you will consider taking advantage of all the great opportunities and programs that Y Training has to offer. There is no limit to what your bodies can do. All it takes is a little hard work and dedication.
Once you are part of the Y Training community there is no turning back. You will never think of your body and exercise the same way. I guarantee it!
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org »
The Greater Waterbury YMCA Tri Club serves multisport and single sport athletes of all ages and abilities in the Greater Waterbury Area. Our goal is to help our community of athletes embrace the multi-sport lifestyle in a fun, supportive and social environment.
2013 CLUB BENEFITS
- Training Plans (beginner/intermediate)
- Indoor & open water group swims, workouts & stroke clinics
- Outdoor group bike rides for riders of all levels
- Indoor cycling workouts
- Group runs
- Group brick workouts & mock triathlons
- Coaches’ lecture & workshops
- Injury prevention strength training workout
- Access to exclusive online club community network
- Club social events
- Discounts on all coaching programs
- Club sponsor discounts
- Discount registrations to local races
- Volunteer opportunities
- Training partners and terrific friendships with like-minded people
Club Membership – Greater Waterbury YMCA Members
Club Season Membership + Facility Membership Indv.
Couple (2 adults, members)
Couple (non-members, 2 adults)
All memberships include a package of club gear and all sponsor discounts
*This membership option is for someone who is not a member of the Greater Waterbury YMCA. It does not include use of the Greater Waterbury YMCA. Triathlon Club Events Only
**YMCA Season Membership includes a membership to the Triathlon Club
and full use of the Greater Waterbury YMCA from January – September
For more information contact: Chris Hibbs »
|Still accepting sponsors for the 2013 season! Download sponsor packet by clicking button above.||2013 Team Jersey|
Join the Tri Club mailing list...
If you aren't already on the Tri Club e-news list, you should be! Ride schedules, event postings and up-to-the-minute changes regarding weather and workouts can be emailed to you. Contact Chris Hibbs to be added to his ever-growing list.
At the Waterbury YMCA we invite people from all walks of life, regardless of shape or size, to participate in our Group Fitness program. You don't have to be perfect, or be able to keep up with choreography; you can even have two left feet! We don't care if you are 18 or 80, over weight or thin, short or tall, muscular or mushy, or anywhere in between. We offer a program that caters to all people no matter what fitness level. Group Fitness is a place where our members don't feel self-conscious, and don't worry about what others think because we are all here for one reason; to do something good for our body. At the heart of our program stands a tremendously dedicated and energetic staff whose main goal is to create an environment where everyone feels accepted. Come join us for a truly amazing experience.
All Step!:This class combines both athletic and dance based aerobic moves using an adjustable platform for the ultimate workout! Even better- it's all put to heart pounding music!!!
CORE Pilates: A challenging mat based workout designed to strengthen and tone "core" muscles, improve posture, flexibility and balance while focusing on muscle control through the use of your “powerhouse”(abs, low back, hips, & buttocks.)
Kickboxing: A high-energy cardio kick-boxing workout for the chiseled body of a boxer-without having to get into the ring!
Cardio Challenge: A high-intensity cardio class PLUS weight training using any of the following formats: step, hi-impact, boxing, drills, plyometrics, and/or BOSU. Int-Adv.
PUMP IT UP: An intense combination of cardio and weighted exercises that will get you working in all the energy zones and training progressions for a workout like no other!
Impeccable Abs: 10 min ab workout designed to sculpt your midsection. Beg – Adv
Ultimate Conditioning: Push yourself to the limit with “Personal Trainer” style strength and drill techniques utilizing the BOSU, step, stability ball, and weights. Beg-Adv.
Body Pump: An intense muscle endurance workout that will supercharge your day! Burn fat, build muscle and rev up your metabolism with these powerful timed intervals! All fitness levels welcome!
Hard CORE Abs: An excellent workout that focuses on the mid-section for a stronger CORE Beg-adv.
Pilates Body I: Mat based workout designed to strengthen and tone "core" muscles, improve posture, flexibility and balance while focusing on muscle control through the use of your “powerhouse”(abs, low back, hips, & buttocks.) Beg - Int
Pilates Body II: Move to the next level! Intermediate-Advanced moves will be perfected! Prerequisite: Pilates Body I
Cardio Sculpt: A mix of heart pumping cardio & non-stop sculpting moves using lots of different equipment. Ie. body bars, weights, med balls, steps. Beg-Adv.
Cardio Muscle Mix: A high energy cardio and muscle mix put into an interval format designed to challenge your cardiovascular system and muscle endurance. Beg-Adv.
Zumba: A fusion of Latin & International music & dance themes. The routines are simple and feature interval training with a combo of slow and fast rhythms. Come join us in this "feel-happy" workout! No experience necessary.
Kick Butt Bootcamp: an intense interval style work out sure to please the diehard in all of us. Cardio, strength and SWEAT!
Sunday Sculpt: After a long week, don't you want to have some fun? Join us for an energizing workout that focuses on your major muscle groups and leaves you feeling stronger and rejuvenated!
Kickbox, Step, and Tone!: An intense cardio workout that marries the best of components of each workout! Get your fat burning in while creating leaner muscle mass.
Butts, Guts & More: A cardio infused workout focusing on the core muscle groups, as well as the gluteals (butt) and legs while sustaining an elevated heart rate for maximum fat burn.
All About Muscle: An invigorating workout focusing on Increasing muscle strength, definition & endurance. All fitness levels welcome!
Sculpt and Tone: Want long, lean muscles? This is the class for you! This class focuses on strength and function while creating shape and definition in those problem areas! All Levels Welcome
Active Older Adult Classes / Silver Sneakers: for those adults 55 years and older who are looking to increase there physical fitness. See active older adult schedule for more details.
Spinning: Non-impact workout combining outdoor cycling techniques to great music. Classes are performed on stationary bikes. The instructor takes you through a variety of intervals adjusting pace, resistance, & pedaling style. Beg-Adv.
Bring it! Cardio: A high-energy s class that uses power surges and major muscle groups to crank the heart rate up! Perfect for those looking for max calorie burn!
POWER Yoga: This challenging class will take you through a flowing, focused, progressive series designed to tone and reshape muscles, increase strength & endurance, and develop better flexibility, balance, and coordination. Think stretching is just for cool down? Don't save the best for last, experience the difference when you lengthen while you strengthen!
Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Relax with breath as we go through flowing vinyasas ,yoga postures & techniques. Benefits include muscular balance, coordination, strength, flexibility, & relaxation. Beg-adv.
Stretch & Strength: The perfect balance of Pilates, Yoga, Ballet, Stretch and Tai Chi elements that are mixed together for a class that will use all of the body without overworking the muscles. After class you will feel re-energized and relaxed, the perfect way to balance out your fitness regimen.
Total Body Workout: Come ready to blast fat and tone up those muscles in this fun, invigorating class! No experience necessary Beg-Adv.
Happy Hour Workout: A high energy workout mix perfect to end the week! A new format each week is designed to challenge your cardiovascular system and muscle endurance. Beg-Adv.
Power flow & CORE Strength: In this class you will test your core, upper body and lower body strength as well as your mind to push beyond normal limits. As you go through a series of yoga push-ups, planks, side planks, lunges and abdominal work you will raise your heart rate and fitness bar!!!
Core Strength Vinyasa Yoga: access and use the core muscles of the body more efficiently in order to gain the maximum benefit of each yoga posture. This method helps burn calories and detoxify the body, builds deep body strength, improves flexibility, focus, and self-awareness. This class is suitable for the beginner yoga student and challenging enough for the advanced yoga practitioner.
V-Groove Cardio Dance: This 45 minute class will leave you wanting more! Hot dance moves, fused with old school aerobics, twisted with kickboxing all designed to the latest dance music. Each dance is designed specifically to work the entire body while accommodating all fitness levels. Burn calories while having fun, you won’t even realize you’re working out. This program is more than a party! Dance – Kick – Work
Take over the streets of Waterbury with us and Join the Y Running Program!
2013 Fall Y RunniNg Program!
Take over the streets of Waterbury with us and Join the Y Running Program!
We will be offering two levels of running groups this Fall. For both levels our target race is the Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial Run on Sunday November 24th that starts at the Y.
Please see below to see which category you belong in:
OPTION 1: Beginner Running
Join our Beginner Running Program and safely work your way up to a 5k in 10 weeks. This program will introduce you to the sport of fitness running as a life-long activity and prepares you to complete a road race at your own pace and injury free: all ages and levels are welcome. There will be leaders at all of the runs so no one ever has to run alone.
OPTION 2: Level 2 Running
This program is for anyone who has past running experience and would like to become a better and faster runner. Workouts will vary and will include longer runs, speed work, hill repeats and a faster running pace.
The Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial Run on Sunday November 24th that starts on the front steps of the Y. BEGINNER program members will run in the 5k race, and LEVEL 2 program members will run in the 5 mile race. Registration to any of the YMCA Running Programs includes your race registration.
You will receive a 10 week training plan, discounted race registration, guidance from experienced group leaders, weekly emails, and camaraderie and companionship while you reach your goals. There’s nothing like training with other people to motivate you! We will offer 4 runs per week, leaving from the front steps of the Y.
Greater Waterbury YMCA Members = $45
Non-Members = $65
Triathlon Club Members = $40
• 10 Week Training Plan
• 4 Group Runs each week for 10 Weeks
• Entry into the Fischang-Cicchetti Memorial Run on Sunday November 24th
• Training Schedule and Informational Handouts
• Long-sleeve Y Running shirt
• Access to experienced runners who will mentor you
Weekly Group Runs
Group Run Days and Times for both levels:*
Mon/Wed/Fri – 6:00pm
Sunday – 9am
*Participants are not expected to be at every run.
For more info about this program OR if you would like to become a volunteer run leader please
Contact: Chris Hibbs
TEAM 13.1- a Half Marathon Program for an amazing cause!
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!!
Registration cost *$45 Members $65 Non-members
* There will be an attainable fundraising commitment to particpate in this program. Your registration and fundraising commitment includes the cost of the Hartford Half Marathon.
Weekly Group Runs
Tues/Thurs 6:00 p.m. Sundays 8:00a.m.