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Darien Y Announces 4th Installment of The Lean Machine

Registration for the Darien Y's 4th installment of the Lean Machine Fitness Competition starts Monday, Sept. 15th in the Wellness Center.

Darien Y Announces 4th Installment of The Lean Machine

The Darien YMCA’s fourth installment of the Lean Machine Fitness Competition will be held for eight weeks starting Saturday, September 27th and ending Saturday, November 22nd. Registration opens Monday, September 15th in the Wellness Center for members, and Wednesday, September 17th for non-members. The Lean Machine competition is a customized system for losing weight and getting fit. The competition is designed for all ages and fitness levels, and winners are judged based on body fat lost, as opposed to weight lost.

All of the participants will receive the following throughout the 8-week competition: 2 group training sessions per week with a personal trainer, 1 weekly nutritional class taught by registered dietician nutritionist Brooke Marsh, a weekly food and exercise plan provided by email, optional weekly weigh-ins and before and after pictures, a 10% discount at Embody Fitness Gourmet throughout the duration of the competition, 10% off all personal training packages purchased from September 27th - October 4th, a Living. Longer. Stronger. water bottle, and a chance to win one of three amazing prizes worth over $3,000.

The biggest prize, however, might be the new lifestyle that comes from competing in Lean Machine. Competitors are provided with constant support and encouragement via weekly emails that provide a food and exercise plan, as well as a Facebook group for all participants. The winner of the second Lean Machine competition, Gillian Nelson would agree, explaining how her trainer Dylan provided simple at-home exercises participants could continue to use when the competition had ended. Nelson concluded “If you set your mind to it, you can do it. Its hard but it’s worth it.”

Lean Machine program fee is $450 for members of the Darien YMCA, and $550 for non-members. There will be a Q&A session on Monday, September 15th at 6:00pm to meet the trainers and nutrition coach, and have any questions answered. For more information regarding Lean Machine, email wellnesscenter@darien-ymca.org or call 203.655.8228 ext. 1322.

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