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.

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


New Member Orientation 

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary tness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. Check out our events page on Facebook for our new membership orientation session each month or contact Donté Jones at 212-912-2115 or email


Y Fit Start | Free For Members 

“Our goal is to help you reach yours!” If you’ve been thinking about exercising but don’t know where to begin, the Y FIT START PROGRAM is for you. It’s designed for those new to exercising or those who haven’t exercised for some time and want instruction, support, and motivation. The Y FIT START PROGRAM will help you develop and maintain a physically active lifestyle to meet your own personal needs and goals. The 12 week program includes four sessions with a Y FIT START coach. Please sign up for the Y FIT START PROGRAM at our Membership Desk or set up an appointment with Donte Jones at


YMCA Weight Loss Program (New)

This free weight loss program is designed to empower people seeking a healthier weight. Rather than focusing on short-term solutions, the program helps participants make small lifestyle changes and form sustainable, healthy habits. For 12 consecutive weeks, participants meet in a group for 1-hour per week, discussing topics including creating a supportive environment, goal setting, balanced eating, physical activity, positive psychology, and sustainability. Contact us to sign up today!

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