Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living. Hand-held weights, elastic tubing with handles and a SilverSneakers ball are offered for resistance. A chair is available if needed for seated or standing support.
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Non Member Fee: $5 drop-in
Senior Water Exercise Class in the 25Y pool
Activate your urge for variety! Splash offers fun, shallow-water movement to improve agility and flexibility while addressing cardiovascular, strength and endurance conditioning. No swimming ability is required and a SilverSneakers kickboard or other aquatic equipment is used to improve strength, balance and coordination.
Non Member Fee: $5 drop-in
Especially For Seniors
Enhance Fitness – Free to members
The Wilton Family Y will be offering a new program for those suffering from arthritis or other chronic pain diseases. The enhanced fitness program fosters improved health and well-being in members, including enhanced balance and flexibility, leading to stronger, healthier, more confident individuals. Enhance Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility—everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age.
In a typical class participants will experience:
A 5-minute warm-up to get the blood flowing to the muscles.
A 20-minute aerobic workout that gets participants moving or a walking workout to lively music that the class chooses.
A 5-minute cool-down.
A 10-minute stretching workout to keep the muscles flexible.
Balance exercises throughout the class.
Participants’ progress can be followed with fitness checks completed at the time the individual joins Enhance Fitness, again at four months, and then as often as needed. It’s a great way to introduce physical activity back into your daily routine. Contact Mary Ann Genuario at 203-762-8384 ext 282 for additional information. Non Member Fee: $5 drop-in
Classic Cardio and Strength Training – Free to members
Join us for an exhilarating workout combining cardio and strength. Increase muscular strength and cardiovascular fitness with minimal impact . An enjoyable cardio segment followed by a stretch & strengthening segment designed especially for those who are new to group exercise or have certain limitations that may force them to work at a less intense pace. Class specifically targets those looking to get in a well-rounded workout, great for intermediate and novice.
Y- Silver Fit
The Riverbrook Regional YMCA is introducing a six-week program for Y members that’s designed to help them improve their health and wellness the RIGHT way.
Over the six-week span, a Y Wellness Coach will take the member through a progressive program centered on nutrition, strength training, and cardiovascular health as well as stress management techniques. The goal is simple: to improve a participant’s overall health and wellness.
A full-body strength equipment orientation is included and performed on the first of the six appointments. The member will meet with his or her Wellness Coach once per week, by appointment. Each week is devoted to different tasks that the member is set up to complete between appointments.
With each appointment, the Riverbrook Regional Y fitness staff are giving Y members the tools necessary to work out, eat healthier, reduce stress and ultimately lose weight on their own,
Is this six weeks of personal training? The answer is, ‘no,’ as we’re not taking a member through a specific workout. What our trained staff will do is share simple, gradual techniques to help you build a healthier you. We’ll challenge new members physically, nutritionally and encourage them to make lifestyle changes that will help in their efforts to reduce body fat and promote lean muscle growth.”
You must make an appointment to sign up and participate. Please contact Mary Ann Genuario at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 203-762-8384 x282.
Arthritic Relief – Free to members
This non-clinical program provides a gentle range-of-motion workout to help people with arthritis improve joint flexibility and decrease pain or stiffness through the warmth, buoyancy and gentle resistance of an aquatic environment.
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Non Member Fee: $5 drop-in
(Subject to change)
Senior Swim – September through June
This program is FREE to anyone aged 55 and over and is designed to promote regular exercise, social opportunities and healthy aging. Lap lanes and water exercise areas are available in the 25 yard pool. No formal instruction, but a certified lifeguard is on duty.
Note: Please check in at the Front Desk when you arrive.
Silver Sneakers Computers 101 Class
Learn how to operate a computer with ease while learning Facebook, Excel, and other programs. Must have a Silver Sneakers membership at the Wilton Family Y. (10 students max.)
The Riverbrook Regional Y is offering the Healthways SilverSneakers® Fitness Program to enable people 65 and older to take control of their health and well-being. Older adults who are eligible to participate in the award-winning fitness program, which is new to the Riverbrook Regional Y, may qualify for a free Y membership through their health care provider.
Individuals wishing to join SilverSneakers® must first contact their health insurance provider to confirm that their health plan qualifies them for the free Y membership. The next steps include seeing Y Membership Director Michelle Wishna with a copy of your insurance card, completing the SilverSneakers® enrollment form, and obtaining your Y membership ID card.
With your SilverSneakers® membership, you have full access to the Y Fitness Center, swimming pools, gymnasium, and group exercise classes. A special 60-minute SilverSneakers® Muscular Strength & Range of Movement class, specifically designed for older adults, will be offered 2-4 times a week. People 65 and older who are already members of the Y and qualify to join SilverSneakers should contact Ms. Wishna to “freeze” their current membership.
PLEASE NOTE: The Silver Sneakers membership does not include reciprocity at other YMCAs unless they offer Silver Sneakers too.
For information about enrolling in SilverSneakers® at the Riverbrook Regional Y, contact Michelle Wishna at 762-8384, ext. 222 or e-mail her at email@example.com.