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.


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.

Sign Up for LIVESTRONG


Y Fit Start

The Y Fit Start Program (Formerly Y Personal Fitness) is 12 weeks of individual exercise designed for new and returning exercisers. During the 12 weeks, you will have 4 appointments with a Y Fit Start Coach to provide you with personal attention and extra motivation to help keep you on track. During this time, you can exercise at the YMCA anytime that fits into your own schedule.

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Fitness 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. Just complete the form at the membership desk and you will be contacted by a fitness representative.