Health and wellness at the Y is much more than just working out. Participate in educational, evidence-based, and supportive programs to improve your body, mind, and spirit.
New! YMCA Weight Loss Program
Learn how to eat healthier, move more, and lose weight with the YMCA's Weight Loss Program. No gimmicks no restrictive approaches — just the tools you need to achieve your wellness goals.
This program will provide strategies to incorporate nutrition and physical activity into your lifestyle, keep you motivated, and address the obstacles and pitfalls that make losing weight, and keeping it off, a challenge. You'll meet weekly with a small group for one hour in a classroom. This supportive network will help when the going gets tough and celebrate success along the way.
- 12 weeks with 1 session a week
- For adults 18 years or older
- FREE for YMCA members
Enrollment for the winter Weight Loss Program is closed. Please stay tuned for our summer class schedule, or stop by our Member Services Desk to learn more and start making lasting changes!
Y Diabetes Prevention Program
The Y’s year-long program Diabetes Prevention Program focuses on helping those at high risk of developing diabetes change their lifestyles through healthy eating, increased physical activity, and maintaining a healthy weight. Over the course of 16 one-hour classroom sessions, followed by 3 bi-monthly then 6 monthly maintenance sessions (25 classes over 1 year), a trained lifestyle coach teaches participants how to change their lifestyles through healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes.
To enroll or for more information about the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, please contact Elena Garcia at 212-912-2524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet with a certified nutritionist for a half-hour or one-hour session to receive personalized calorie, protein, carbohydrates and fat needs, a suggested meal plan according to the those needs and guidance on implementing healthier eating habits.
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The perfect addition to any personal training package! Receive a 10% discount on nutrition consultation when purchasing a personal training package.
Youth Nutrition Counseling
All children deserve to grow up carefree, but sometimes that can be difficult when health problems start to develop and get in the way of having fun. Many obesity issues can be curbed with the right diet and exercise, that’s why we’re making nutrition consultations available for our youth to help them feel like a kid again.
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Body Composition Analysis
Are you at risk? Understanding your body composition is a valuable tool in accessing your health and maintaining it. A body composition analysis reading, using our Tanita scale will calculate your weight, BMI (body mass index), fat percentage, BMR (basal metabolic rate), impedance, fat mass, fat free mass and total body water.
This program is only open to Y members.
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COMING SOON: LIVESTRONG at the Y
A free program for adult cancer survivors to achieve their holistic health goals, LIVESTRONG at the Y offers a personalized physical activity and well-being program, and provides a supportive community.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.
SMART Start Appointment
In need a of SMART start to a fitness routine or do you just need a boost to your current workout routine? The goal of this one-on-one meeting with a Healthy Lifestyles Coach is to set you up for success! We will design an individual six week plan to get you engaged with what the Y has to offer and help you accomplish realistic goals.
For more information contact Oliver Lopez, Healthy Lifestyles Coordinator at email@example.com.
New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Just complete the form at the Membership Desk, and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.
Teen Fitness Orientation
To start your teen’s fitness experience off on the right foot we require a teen fitness orientation. This orientation is catered to teens and will teach them how to properly use equipment and workout in a safe manner! We encourage the family to work out together but when unaccompanied by an adult the fitness center is available to ages 12-17 years old until 8 PM. Just complete the form at the Membership Desk, and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.
At the Y we encourage the whole family to engage in a healthy lifestyle. Your family can be involved from the very beginning, starting with prenatal, parent child and family yoga. Families with children 12 years of age and older are encouraged to work out together on the fitness floor and also participate in any of our wide arrangement of fitness class offerings individually or with their guardian. Coming soon the Y will offer specific fitness classes geared toward getting youth excited about staying active!
A certified Personal Trainer evaluates participant’s health history and lifestyle to design a fitness routine that will assist participants in achieving their health goals. The Program Design includes one 30 minute assessment with a body composition analysis and one separate 45 minute training session to teach the participant the fitness routine. Great for individuals who travel for work and are looking for an alternative to their everyday fitness routine.
Meeting with a Registered Dietitian? What I should I expect? How do I prepare?
After contacting the Dietitian, a nutrition questionnaire, and short food log are emailed. Email or drop off completed forms, with any other relevant medical information. During the session, we talk about food habits, and your relationship with food, as well as health goals. A personalized nutrition plan is created with information from the forms, and session. A follow up session after 2-3 weeks is recommended to assess how plan is going, and make changes when needed.