Lose to Win

Lose to Win

Bring a friend or family member and get ready for a fun new year! For the fifteenth year in a row, the Regional YMCA is pleased to offer the Lose to Win program. Lose to Win is a 12-week program designed to help you lose or maintain your weight through physical activity and nutrition education. Grab your fitness friends and build a 6-person team, or meet some new friends by asking to be placed on a team. Lose to Win is a team-oriented competition, but the emphasis is on YOU.

Each week, you’re encouraged to meet goals involving physical activity, attend nutrition classes, and various group-oriented challenges. The challenges allow you the opportunity to explore new areas of the facility, attend new classes, and be part of a tight-knit family, all while working towards your individual goals. In previous years, members have lost 8 inches from their waist, and lost 12% of their body weight. More importantly, participants created lasting behavioral changes such as reading nutrition labels before they shop, reducing their sugar intake and understanding correct portion sizes.

Lose to Win Contact:

Lisa O’Connor
Wellness Director
203.775.4444 x 135


  • Member registration begins December 12
  • VIRTUAL Kick Off is January 22 at  6:00pm
  • Program starts January 23



  • Prizes will be awarded in various categories including highest percent of weight loss


  • Weekly weigh ins for accountability
  • Weekly cardio and strength training goals
  • New virtual & in-person nutrition classes
    • Eating Healthy Affordably
    • Hydration
    • Building a Healthy Plate
    • Dining Out in a healthy way
  • Bi-weekly challenges
  • Special events just for L2W participants
    • Super Saturday
    • Indoor Triathlon
    • Cooking Demos


  • Support of captains and teammates
  • Encouragement from trainers, group exercise instructors and health educators
  • 12 weeks of motivation
  • Opportunities to try new offerings at the Y
  • Comradery of like-minded, health seeking community


  • Lose weight and keep it off
  • Track your food and exercise
  • Sustain motivation
  • Make sustainable healthy lifestyle changes

NEW IN 2023

LTW “Chopped Challenge!” 

Stay tuned for more details!

“I think being a part of it and having been involved with it the past 3 years has helped me to stay focused on controlling my diet and exercise plan.”

“It’s a totally awesome, energetic and fun program. Love my team members too! I will participate in next year’s Lose to Win for sure.”

“Very happy with the program! I am very confident that I will be able to maintain my weight loss.”

Lose to Win Contact:

Lisa O’Connor Wellness Director 203.775.4444 x 135

The YMCA's Greenknoll Facility will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, October 5, 2023 due to an important but unexpected maintenance issue.
Outdoor Pool closed to members Feb 4-5.