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SAVE THE DATE: Our NEW AND REVITALIZED Great Hartford Slimdown fall competition starts September 16, so start getting ready!


What is the Great Hartford Slimdown?

Have you been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for some time? Are you happy with your weight, but looking to get in better shape and change your body composition? Do you want to join a team competition to help find your niche community at the YMCA of Greater Hartford?


If you answered YES to any of those questions, then the Great Hartford Slimdown is right for you! Our 10-week weight loss competition is a fantastic way to get involved at the Y, meet new people, and, of course, lose a TON of weight (we're not exaggerating -- during the fall 2018 competition, our 533 participants lost nearly 2,500 pounds, more than an actual TON!)! With weekly weigh-ins, structured workouts and challenges, and nutritional guidance, you WILL be successful!


Slimdown Registration Links

To register, click on the registration links in the table (you will still have to fill out the registration form below the table and return it to your branch).

Branches Slimdown  Slimdown + MyZone3 Belt 
Downtown Register Register
Farmington Valley Register Register
Hale Register Register
Indian Valley Register Register
Wheeler Register Register
Wilson-Gray Register Register


Register for Wheeler's Slimdown + YTraining Class + MyZone3 Belt


Registration Form


What's new for fall 2019?

We're adding a new, optional component: MyZone heart rate monitor, which will help you earn the credit you deserve for all of your workouts, in and out of the YMCA. Learn more about MyZone below.


We also have new workouts and challenges to reenergize all of our longtime participants, so start getting PUMPED!




Rules & Regulations 2019


And what is MyZone?

MyZone is a wearable belt that monitors heart rate. The belts use wireless and cloud technology to accurately and conveniently monitor physical activity and provide real-time feedback on heart rate, calories, and effort, ensuring that you get accurate feedback on all of your exercise, wherever and however you choose to train. Achieve your health and fitness goals, with motivational support from friends through the MyZone social network, and earn Myzone Effort Points (MEPs) system to earn the credit you deserve.


MyZone bands will be available out our Welcome Centers in early September. Stay tuned for how to purchase yours!


Click here to read more about Myzone, or watch the video below to learn more: