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The benefits of swimming are many; just ask these "Swim Fitters"!

Take the Plunge into Lap Swimming with the Family YMCA’s New ‘Swim Fit Lite’ Class

The fourth most popular sports activity in the U.S., swimming has long been a vital part of the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s programs and services. Our Aquatics Department takes pride in being our community’s leading provider of swim instruction and water-safety education. We are also proud of the generations of young competitive swimmers who have […] [Read More]
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Family YMCA to Offer Adventure Race Training Camp, Apr. 13 – June 3

Are you a Tough Mudder? A Warrior? A Spartan? Gator Bait? Adventure races like the Tough Mudder, Warrior Dash, Spartan Race and, yes, regional events like the Gator Bait Trail Run down in Texas are fast growing in popularity. The disciplines and obstacles vary from race to race, but most are group efforts, many in […] [Read More]
Yale-bound Edward Stolarski with Personal Trainer Mathias

All-American Edward Stolarski Takes His Swimming to a New Level with Dry Land Conditioning by Trainer Matthias

Fairfield Prep Senior Edward Stolarski has been swimming competitively since age 7. The 17-year-old Westonite is the third generation of a Connecticut swimming dynasty. His late grandmother Marie Corridon Mortell won gold for the American team at the 1948 Summer Olympic Games in London. In 2011, Edward’s mother, Sheila Stolarski, won six gold medals at the YMCA Masters National Championships. Edward, a scholar-athlete and All-American swimmer at […] [Read More]
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Family YMCA to Offer “Girls on the Run Club” for Pre-teens in Grades 3-5

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is pleased to be a new partner to Girls on the Run, a national non-profit character development program that encourages pre-teen girls (grades 3-5) to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through running. The mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that […] [Read More]
Categories: Fitness
Dec. 24 2014 Y Wellness

‘Exercise Anxiety’? How the Family YMCA Can Help

The Westport Weston Family YMCA is launching a new program that aims to connect members who share the same health and wellness goals, interests and passions. Called Member 2 Member, this free initiative is for anyone looking for fellowship in: Attending a group fitness class Swimming laps Lifting weights Outdoor exercise Motivational help Pre or […] [Read More]
Patty in Halloween mode on the Y pool deck with Y Lifeguard Andrew Myers.

The Family YMCA’s Patty Kondub: Doing Good Is What She Does Best

    Midge’s Membership Blog: I wanted my first Y Story of the New Year to start off with a burst of energy, excitement and goodness.  Our very own Patty Kondub is the personification of these qualities … and then some. Whether you know Patty from her fabulous aqua fitness classes that she has been […] [Read More]
Ashley teaching a Zumba Kids class in the Family YMCA's group-fitness studio.

Family YMCA to Host Free Zumba Kids Demo Class, Friday, Feb. 6

The Westport Weston Family YMCA will be offering a free demonstration of our new Zumba Kids group fitness class for members on Friday, Feb. 6, in Studio A, from 4 to 4:45 pm. Launched with the start of our Winter Session of classes and activities, Zumba Kids is designed to provide children ages 6-12 with […] [Read More]
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Instructor Susan Pomerance (near left) leads a Group Power workout in the Y's main fitness studio.

Family YMCA to Debut New MOSSA Group Power Workout, Jan. 15

Group Power is a high-rep weight training workout that combines traditional strength exercises and the hottest functional training moves, utilizing a barbell, weight plates and your body weight to make you fitter and stronger. The one-hour classes, held at various times throughout the week in the Westport Weston Family YMCA’s group-fitness studio at our modern […] [Read More]