DARIEN, Conn. -- Those at the Darien Y are committed to strengthening their community. Whether it’s through special needs programs, the cancer rehabilitation program, or providing group fitness programming at a local senior center, the Y is committed to benefiting all, and never turning anyone away for the inability to pay.
This year, the Darien Y will be hosting the second annual Y Games: Team Charity Challenge on June 12. Participants in the Y Games compete in teams of four in seven different fitness events, in either the Family or Adult divisions. This is the Y’s signature fundraising event, with all proceeds of the Y Games going to our Financial Assistance program, which provided over $500,000 in financial aid to children, families, and seniors last year, it truly is a community event.
So, with our community in mind, I have two questions for you:
1) Will you participate in the second annual Y Games: Team Charity Challenge, on June 12th?
2) Do you want to get a leg up on the competition, while also getting your body back in shape for the summer months ahead, by signing up for our Y Games: Team Training package?
If you answered “yes” to question one, you will be taking part in a fun and challenging community-wide competition, while also helping the Darien Y to provide services to those in need. Visit our website for more information about the Y Games including FAQs, fun photos from the 2015 competition, and information for those interested in becoming a sponsor of this great event.
If you answered “yes” to question two, you are already on your way to a victory, whether it be in the Y Games, or victory over a personal health and wellness goal. The Y Games: Team Training package is designed to focus on the three key components of health and fitness: training, proper fuel for your body through nutritional counseling, and recovery.
Each participant in this 8-week program will receive 16 bi-weekly training sessions with our certified Personal Trainers, 5 health coaching sessions, 8 yoga sessions exclusively designed for the Y Games: Team Training participants, and 7 “Aqua for Athletes” sessions focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength, and muscle balance in a low-impact setting. Participants will also receive incentives such as 20% off massage therapy at the Y for the 8-week duration, and weekly emails containing tips, recipes, and workouts from our trainers to keep you focused. The Team Training program will run from April 17 to June 11.
For more information about the Y Games: Team Charity Challenge or the Y Games: Team Training program, please click here or contact Jessica Van Sciver at jvansciver@darien- ymca.org.
Jessica Van Sciver is the Director of Health & Fitness for the Darien Y.