Wellness at the Y

The Greater Waterbury YMCA offers evidence-based programs for people of all ages and various health conditions. The supportive and trained staff at the Y will educate you on preventative health and achieving a new level of wellness, as well as provide tips for a healthy diet and active lifestyle.


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. In addition to offering a FREE 12-week exercise and strength training program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA also helps survivors address empowerment, relationships, living, and reclaiming life. 
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is available to ALL survivors regardless of income, ethnicity, or background. The Y has graduated over 250 survivors in this fantastic program! Participants strength train, engage in meditation and Tai Chi, and try different group fitness classes under the leadership of trained cancer exercise specialists.

Weight Loss Programs

The Greater Waterbury YMCA weight management program, Wellness Program, focuses on educating adults on losing weight, becoming stronger, eating right, keeping weight off, and finding happiness and confidence through healthy living.


  • 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 program

  • Guidance on how to organize your 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 in your Health & Wellness that you will be able to take with you for the rest of your life


"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

Young woman in red shirt and white sweatband doing a push-up on a purple yoga mat


Meghan Lennon, Health & Wellness Director.

Email Meghan

203.754.YMCA x155