Welcome to our Group Fitness Exchange program at the Y!
ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
We have partnered with several Y’s in the state to bring you even more virtual class offerings! With the help of our friends from The Greenwich Y and Regional Y of Western CT, we are keeping you moving from the comfort of your home! The Riverbrook (Wilton Y) as well as the Westport Y will also be participating soon!
Of course, we would love to see you in person at our Y, but we know that this might not be an option for you. In that case, we would love to connect with you virtually with any of our live stream class offerings below. Members of the Darien Y have access to all of these virtual classes at no extra cost.
If you would like to register for a virtual class hosted by another Y, please email or call the hosting Y to register. You will find all the participating Y’s and their contact information below.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to our Health & fitness Director, Jessica (Van Sciver) Benedetto Jvansciver@darien-ymca.org.
PLEASE NOTE: At this time the Darien YMCA does not participate with SilverSneakers and Renew Active and cannot accept those members into these virtual classes at this time.
Contact for Participating Y’s
WHAT DO I NEED TO TAKE A CLASS?
A strong internet connection and either a tablet, computer or phone enabled with a camera. Computer or tablet is best.
DO I NEED EQUIPMENT?
Most of our live stream classes only require a mat or a carpet to work on, yourself and the will to move! Total body and H.I.I.T
are the only classes that require a pair of dumbbells, but you can also get creative! -water bottles or laundry detergent jugs can
work as well! Yoga offerings may use towels and pillows to support certain poses.
HOW MUCH SPACE DO I NEED?
You should have enough room to lie down on your mat. It’s also best to stand at least 6 feet from the camera when starting the
workout, so your instructor can monitor your form and provide proper feedback.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
The virtual classes are no extra cost for our Y members. Please register for the class you wish to take by logging onto your
membership account or by calling the Front Desk at 203-655-8228 Ext. 1325. If you are from another Y participating in the
Virtual Exchange program and would like to take one of our classes, please call the Darien Y directly at 203-655-8228 Ext. 1325
to sign up. Before class, a specific link will be emailed to you directly. This will be your access link to join at the time of class!
HAVE MORE QUESTIONS? PLEASE REACH OUT TO OUR HEALTH AND FITNESS DIRECTOR, JESS, AT