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Darien YMCA Unveils Y Games Fitness Challenge Events

Back to PE Class is an event in The Y Games: Team Charity Challenge. Photo Credit: Provided
Spin Your Heart Out is an event in the The Y Games Team Charity Challenge. Photo Credit: Provided

DARIEN, Conn. – The Darien YMCA has revealed the seven fitness challenges teams will compete in during its Sunday, June 7, event, The Y Games: Team Charity Challenge.

The event will be at the Darien YMCA with up to 28 teams of four individuals participating.

“If you’ve ever taken a fitness class or even a phys ed class, you’ll have no problem with these events," said Jess Van Sciver, Darien YMCA health and fitness director. "We designed the seven fitness challenge events to be a workout while also being a lot of fun.”

The seven events each will last 15 minutes with a short transition period in between:

  • Spin Your Heart Out – A biking event using the Y’s spin bikes.
  • Back to PE Class – Calisthenics, just like PE class.
  • Anger Management 101 – Ball slams and pull-ups to get your aggression out.
  • A Pop, A Walk And a Jump – A mini-obstacle course.
  • # Planking #Plating – Hold a plank and push a plate using core strength.
  • Go Fish – Each team selects members to swim a 200-yard race (eight lengths of the Y’s large pool).
  • Reaching New Heights – Two team members will climb the Y’s rock wall. (The Y will have open hours for all Y Games participants to use the rock wall from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday.

A more detailed description of these events is available on the Y’s website and in its Wellness Center.

There is a family division and an elite (adult-only) division of competition. The family division can include kids (recommended age 10-14) and adults – one adult 18-plus is required to be on each team. The elite division can include kids age 15-plus through adults, high school sports teams are welcome.

Registration for the event has begun at the Darien Y’s website and front desk. Contact Amy Kiser, marketing and communications, at the Darien YMCA, 2420 Post Road, at or at 203-655-8228, ext. 1358.

All proceeds from the event will benefit the Darien YMCA Financial Assistance Program, which provides financial assistance to the community, including scholarships to camp and scholarships for special needs programs.

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