Free Intro to Kettlebell Workshop

Taught by Training & Exercise Director Gene DeNota

Looking to change your body and increase your strength in a minimal amount of time? Then this FREE kettlebell workshop at the Darien Y is for you! This introduction to our kettlebell series is designed to teach you the fundamental movements such as the kettlebell swing, Turkish getup, and snatch. This Intro workshop is suitable for all participants and taught by our Training and Exercise Director, Gene DeNota. Open to all Members and Non-Members above the age of 15.

Workshop takes place on September 24 at 9:00 am in the Darien Y’s Training Center.

Limited space available please sign up in person or online by September 19.

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My Daughter, Myself: Giving My Daughter the Gift of a Fulfilling and Connected Life

October 3 – November 7

Have you ever felt unsure how to help your preteen or teenage daughter when she talks about her social struggles, her worries about making “the” team or being attractive enough? You are NOT alone.
Register for the “My Daughter, Myself” 6-session workshop at the Darien Y. This workshop is led by experienced moms of daughters and certified life coaches, Andrea McDonough* and Kim Bealle, who will work with you to help your daughter create healthy approaches to achievement, social media, and body image.
*Trained Facilitator for Dr. Brené Brown’s The Daring Way™ program.
Fee: Members $450; Non-members $500
When: 6 sessions held on consecutive Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 11:30 am
Who: Moms of middle or high school girls

Each attendee will receive a 30 minute one-on-one session with Andrea or Kim prior to ask questions and get know the leaders.

Register online or at the front desk.

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Working Myself Into The Ground: What’s Plan B? A workshop with Amanda Craig, PhD, LMFT

This workshop will…
· Provide an overview of signs and symptoms of depression
· Outline the differences between depression in men and women
· Explore what happens in the brain and body during depression
· Teach real-life coping skills
When: Wednesday, September 26 from 7:30 – 8:30 pm
Where: Darien YMCA’s Community Room
Fees: Members: $15; Non-Members: $20
Includes: Each participant at the workshop will be given a 5-pack of Group Fitness Classes and 20% off a 1-hour massage
Register at the front desk or online at 

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Fall FitBody Jumpstart

 A 6-week weight loss and detox program to get you back on track after a fun summer.
Did you have a little too much fun this summer indulging on vacation and at barbecues? Fall FitBody can help you lose those extra pounds and finish the year feeling healthy and fit!
Join a group of 6, led by Nutritionist, Amy Kiser, for an individualized and effective weight loss program that meets every other week – a total of 4 sessions. *Includes a private meeting with the
Health and Fitness Director, Jess Van Sciver, to map out a custom workout plan for the 6 weeks.
Amy & Jess will hold you accountable so you stay on track! In addition to 4 one-hour small group meetings, you’ll receive weekly emails with recipes and tips.
If you’re serious about weight loss or loved BeachBody Jumpstart – this is for you!
Sign up online or at the Front Desk for one of the following groups:
Group 1: Mondays at 12:00 pm/Sept. 24th, Oct. 8th, Oct. 22nd and Nov. 5th
Group 2: Tuesdays at 7:00 pm/Sept. 26th, Oct. 10th, Oct. 24th and Nov. 7th
Fees: Members: $230; Non-Members: $270

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Spaces Available in our Holly Care Program

The Holly Care Program allows children to explore new ideas and new activities in a structured environment. Children may attend the morning, afternoon, or full day sessions.
Each day’s activities include:
  • Lunchtime
  • Outdoor play
  • Storytime
  • Arts & crafts and more
In addition, children will participate in the special theme of the day to help develop their motor and social skills. Children must be 3 years of age and fully potty trained.

Click here for more information.

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Piranha Swim Team Fall 2018 Try Outs and Stroke Evaluation Clinic 

Piranha Evaluation Clinics for Team and House Swimming

Open to swimmers 6 years of age and old, the Darien YMCA will be holding a tryout for the Piranhas, the Darien YMCA’s competitive swim program, and House Swimming, the Piranha pre-team, August 27-30. All swimmer must register at the front desk and attend all 4 days.  For more information please check out the Piranha Homepage link to Stroke Clinics or email Henk in the Piranha Office. or by phone 203.655.8228 x1397.

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Annual Maintenance Schedule

Below is our schedule of which facilities will be closed during the month of August. Please note that from Friday, August 17 – Sunday, August 19, the Darien Y will be closed for maintenance. The Y will reopen on Monday, August 20.

Closed: Sunday, August 12     Reopen: Thursday, August 23 – Large Pool ONLY
Monday, August 27 – Small Pool  

Wellness Center, Training Center & Studios
Closed: Friday, August 17      Reopen: Monday, August 20
Entire Building and Front Desk- CLOSED
Closed: Friday, August 17     Reopen: Monday, August 20
Closed: Friday, August 17     Reopen: Saturday, August 25
Adult Locker Rooms
Closed: Thursday, August 16     Reopen: Monday, August 20
Holly Pond Nursery School & Gymnastics
Closed: Saturday, August 18     Reopen: Monday, August 27
Little Bites Café
Modified Hours: August 13 – 17 8:00 am – 12 pm
Closed – August 20-26     Reopening on 8/27

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