The Westport Weston Family Y has been a leader in promoting health and wellness programs in our local community for nearly a century. Participation in Family Y fitness programs creates opportunities for friendships, self-confidence and well-being, in addition to the many benefits of regular exercise.
Opening in September at our Mahackeno campus, our new Y facility
will provide members new and exciting options to live healthier, happier lives.
The new Y will begin as a 54,000 sq. ft. building – to be known as the Bedford Family Center
– that will include a 10-lane, 25-yard lap pool and adjacent warm-water family/teaching/ therapeutic pool; health and wellness center; multi-purpose gymnasium; three group-fitness studios; a Y Kids’ Club playscape; five locker rooms, including one for those with dependent care; and other amenities of a modern, family-oriented Y facility.
Robin Tauck Wellness Center
Situated on the lower level is the Robin Tauck Wellness Center, a 5,600 sq. ft., state-of-the-art fitness facility with scenic views of the Saugatuck River and our Camp Mahackeno grounds. Equipped with all-new fitness equipment and with full handicap accessibility, our new Wellness Center is designed to maximize functional exercise space and help everyone reach their health and wellness goals.
The Robin Tauck Wellness Center includes:
• 15 treadmills
• 15 ellipticals
• 5 Espresso exercise bikes
• 4 Life Fitness exercise bikes
• 5 Keiser M3+ cycle bikes
• 2 rowers
• 1 Upper Body Ergometer (arm bike)
• Cardio console tablets that can be used as televisions and internet devices
• Full WiFi access
• 5 large TV monitors
• A private room for fitness assessments
• Full handicap accessibility
• LF Connect: Personalize and track your workouts, and set up entertainment options to make the most of
your exercise experience, right on the machine! Sync an Android smartphone
This new equipment and full WiFi access will allow you to personalize and track your workouts and set up entertainment options to make the most of your exercise experience, right on the machine. Sync an Android smartphone, iPhone, iPod or iPad device to our Discover cardio products and bring your mobile world to your workout.
A centerpiece of our new Wellness Center is the Synrgy360, a multi-purpose, multi-function machine containing pulley stations, pull-up bars, monkey bars, TRX mounts, platforms, and several options for the addition of supplemental equipment. The Synrgy promotes functional exercise through multi-joint and muscle movements. This type of training provides the ultimate in cardiovascular and strength development, which leads to effective weight loss and fitness enhancement.
Group Fitness Studios
Just past the entryways to our large and modern Men’s and Women’s Locker Rooms are three studios to be used for group fitness. Studio A and Studio B – our Cardio, Strength & Energy Studios – are two studios in one, as they have been created with the capability to offer one, large program, like our popular TRX classes, or two separate programs concurrently.
Across the hall is Studio C, our new Spirit, Mind & Body Studio. This a dedicated space for our members to choose among our many weekly Yoga, Pilates and Y-Method classes.
With views of our beautiful wooded, natural surroundings, our spirit, mind & body classes will help you cultivate balance, focus, health and happiness into everything you do.
Upstairs on the main level you’ll find our cycle room, a bright, high-ceilinged space equipped with 21 Keiser M3+ Indoor Cycles. The newest model of Keiser's top-quality indoor bikes, the M3+ comes equipped with adjustable handlebars to fit all body types and a factory calibrated resistance system consisting of 24 gears. Monitor your heart rate, pedal time, gear setting, odometer, revolutions per minute, and even your power output. The bikes also feature adjustable Shimano combo pedals, water bottle holders and a four-way adjustable seat position.
As proud as we are of our modern new Y, the most important part of our Wellness program is our staff of fitness instructors and Certified Personal Trainers, who are always available to help you achieve your goals – starting this summer at our downtown facility.
We recently introduced a six-week program for Y members ages 16 and older that’s designed to help them improve their health and wellness the RIGHT way. Called FitSTART, this complimentary program is being offered to all new Y members who have joined the Y in the past 30 days and will be ongoing.
Over the six-week span, a Y Wellness Coach will take the member through a progressive program centered on nutrition, strength training, cardiovascular health and 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, we are giving Y members the tools necessary to work out, eat healthier, reduce stress and ultimately lose weight on their own,” says Health & Wellness Director Alexei Bachuretz
). “When you’re healthy, everything about your life feels better, and our Y takes pride in creating opportunities for you to succeed.”