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.

Details:

  1. 12 weeks with 1 session a week
  2. For adults 18 years or older
  3. 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 egarcia@ymcanyc.org.


New Member Orientation 

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. Sign up at the Membership Desk!


Y Fit Start 

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. This 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 at our Membership Desk.