Registration for summer activities is currently underway! The 8-week session begins Monday, June 26 and runs through Friday, August 18.
Registration is available online for our current members as well as the front desk. Financial assistance is available through gifts made to the Y’s Annual Support Campaign. Financial assistance applications and instructions may be found online at www.newcanaanymca.org/membership.
We offer a wide variety of aquatics lessons for children ages 6 months and older and for all experience levels. Understanding the importance of summer swim instruction, and scheduling challenges that arise this time of year, the Y will be offering a new swim lesson structure. The new program features smaller class ratios, safety-centered curriculum, and easier registration options. Youth aquatics activities include parent-child classes, preschool classes, private one-on-one lessons, and the school-age Aquatic Club.
We will be holding youth sports programs like soccer, lacrosse, and volleyball in the newly renovated gym. General youth wellness activities, like Parisi Speed School and Youth Strength Training are also available this summer. The Parisi Speed School is the #1 youth and speed development program in the country, and is designed to deliver a positive training experience that improves speed of movement and strength of character regardless of athletic ability. The sports and wellness programs are a great way for children and teens to stay active and engaged throughout the summer.
New to our Y, Nutritional Counseling teaches participants to find a balance of foods that will provide their body with the nutrients it needs for optimal health and vitality. Kristen Tallodi, RD, ACSM, Cpt, will work with members to discover a healthy and manageable lifestyle. The program provides participants with sample menus, personal goal setting assistance, educational materials, and recipes. Nutritional Counseling is customizable to each participants needs—whether it be weight loss or weight gain, managing food intolerances or allergies, digestive issues, or disease prevention.
We are continuing our partnership with the CTAPDA Parkinson’s Support Group “Shakers Anonymous,” to provide a safe environment for early onset Parkinson’s Disease patients to network and discuss health and wellness issues. This group meets at the Y the third Tuesday of every month at 7pm. Spouses and significant others are encouraged to join their loved ones.
Inspired by the Parkinson’s support group, we have developed and will be launching a gentle yoga class specifically designed for Parkinson’s patients. It will use yoga poses to improve flexibility and lessen both mental and physical stress. The class will be offered the last Monday of each month at no cost to members, and with a nominal fee for non-members. Registration is required for all participants interested in participating.
We are proud to offer such diverse activities to the community this summer. A complete listing of programs is available at the Front Desk and can also be viewed online at www.newcanaanymca.org. For additional information, call 203-966-4528.