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.


YMCA Weight Loss Program

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.

Details:

  1. 12 weeks with 1 session a week
  2. For adults 18 years or older
  3. FREE for YMCA members

For more information, contact Kathleen Rahill at krahill@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.

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Y Fit Start

New to the gym or getting restarted after a long break away? Get help with Y Fit Start, our free program designed to make working out less intimidating and more fun. During your 12 weeks, your Y Fit Start coach will provide personal instruction, support, and motivation to help keep you on track to achieving your health goals.

Details:

  1. 4 sessions during 12 weeks
  2. For adults 18 years or older
  3. FREE for YMCA members

Sign up at the Member Services Desk or contact Kathleen Rahill at krahill@ymcanyc.org.

 

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program supports adults with hypertension in lowering and managing their blood pressure. The four-month program focuses on practicing home self-monitoring of blood pressure readings and individualized nutrition education for better blood pressure management.

Develop strategies for healthier eating habits and controlling blood pressure through diet, and learn about triggers that elevate blood pressure levels while working to reduce your blood pressure and reducing risk for heart attack or stroke.

Details:

  1. Four month program with two personalized consultations per month and monthly nutrition seminar
  2. For adults 18 years or older 
    • Diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or are on antihypertensive medication 
    • Have NOT experienced a recent (within the last 12 months) cardiac event 
    • DO NOT have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias currently 
    • DO NOT have or are at risk for lymphedema 
  3. Free for YMCA members

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LiveSTRONG at the YMCA

A free program for adult cancer survivors to achieve their holistic health goals, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA 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 safely achieve goals related to strength, flexibility, and endurance while building confidence. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body.

Details:

  1. 12 weeks with two 60 minute sessions a week
  2. For adults 18 years or older
    • Requires referral and medical clearance from physician
  3. FREE for YMCA members

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