If you’re at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes, this program can help you adopt a healthier lifestyle to reduce your chances of developing the disease. This year-long program is based on research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, and features a 16-week lifestyle intervention focusing on nutrition and physical activity in a classroom based setting along with ongoing monthly maintenance sessions.
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Adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle that will help you manage diabetes with the YMCA Diabetes Exercise Program. Led by an ACSM certified YMCA Personal Trainer, the 8-week program features peer support to help you stay motivated as your trainer teaches you to increase physical activity and set goals to maintain an active lifestyle.
This program for cancer survivors focuses on the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability while enhancing their emotional well-being in a supportive community.
Individuals living with chronic conditions such as arthritis, Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Multiple Sclerosis can work with ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine certified) trainers or may participate in a variety of YMCA water/land group exercise and fitness programs.
Browse group exercise classes or contact your Fitness Director for program options.