Registration is now underway for Lean Machine, the Darien YMCA’s customized system for losing weight and getting fit.  The program begins another installment on Saturday, Jan. 5  to help kick start a healthy new year. The competition runs for eight weeks, ending Saturday, March 2. This customized system is designed for individuals age 15 and older of all fitness levels. Participants will earn Darien Y Fitness Bucks for pounds and percentage body fat lost.

Individuals who participate in Lean Machine lose an average of 9 inches and close to 4% of their body fat. The Lean Machine has had over 300 participants in multiple sessions over the past five years.

This year’s Lean Machine once again features the Y’s InBody 570 body composition assessment tool which provides precise measurements of body fat percentage, lean muscle mass and water weight distribution. Using the InBody for Lean Machine assessments provides detailed information so that participants can understand how to plan targeted workouts and eating regimens to maximize their results.     

Participants receive the following throughout the competition: two group personal training sessions per week, eight guided health coaching workshops with nutritional therapy practitioner Amy Kiser, weekly health coaching advice and an exercise plan, optional progress check-in using the InBody, a 10% discount at Little Bites Café throughout the duration of the competition, 20% off all personal training packages purchased from February 17th – March 2, and support from a private Facebook group to share tips and questions with Lean Machine coaches.

Lean Machine participants earn $20 for every percentage of body fat lost and $5 for every pound lost. Fitness bucks can be redeemed at the Y for personal training, private Pilates apparatus training, therapeutic massage, health coaching, nutritional therapy, workshops and more!

Registration is available online or at the Darien YMCA for individuals age 15 and up. Lean Machine program fee is $470 for members of the Darien YMCA, and $570 for non-members. For more information regarding Lean Machine, email jvansciver@darien-ymca.org or call 203-655-8228 ext. 1322.