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.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

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. To date, the Y has graduated over 250 survivors in this amazing program! Participants strength train, engage in meditation and Tai Chi and try different group fitness classes under the leadership of trained cancer exercise specialists.

Half Marathon Program for LIVESTRONG

Team 13.1 has enjoyed two seasons of great running for a great cause-LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. The Team is more than just a training program, it is also an exciting opportunity for each participant to raise a goal amount for cancer survivors. All funds raised benefit the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, a free 12-week wellness program for all cancer survivors in our community. You’ll train in weekly group runs, attend creative and FUN workshops to help you reach your goals… and meet some pretty great people in the process. Team 13.1 is made up of people of all ages and abilities, as well as some survivors.

Thank you to Team 13.1 for raising $15,000 in 2017 to help support cancer survivors at the YMCA! 

Weight Loss Programs

Ready Set Go! At the Greater Waterbury YMCA is a weight management program, educating adults on how to lose weight, become stronger, eat right, keep weight off and find happiness and confidence through healthy living.

THE READY SET GO! WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM OFFERS:

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

WATERBURY YMCA READY SET GO! WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM RESULTS

"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

Food for Life

Food for Life at the YMCA is a 3-month program for Diabetic patients of Waterbury Hospital. Patients will get a Free or low-cost membership to the Y ( must qualify by income) and can participate in the Y's Ready, Set, Go! program which includes:

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

Bariatric Bridge Program

The Bariatric Bridge Program is a gentle 3- month structured cardio and weight training program using the Y's Ready, Set, Go! curriculum for bariatric patients referred by Saint Mary's hospital. Patients in the program will receive:

  • 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 in your Health & Wellness that you will be able to take with you for the rest of your life
Young woman in red shirt and white sweatband doing a push-up on a purple yoga mat

Questions?

Meghan Lennon, Health & Wellness Director.

Email Meghan

203.754.YMCA x155

Courtney Sims, Health & Wellness Programs Specialist

Email Courtney

203.754.YMCA X124