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 FREE program for cancer survivors focuses on healing 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.
JOIN for ME is an exciting, free program for those who qualify to combat the long-term impact of childhood obesity and directly assist local families with teens and preteens to improve their health through weight loss and ongoing weight management. The 16-week coaching-based program for kids and teens with extra weight will start its first session at the Downtown YMCA January 30 and is available in both English and Spanish. Trained Lifestyle Coaches aid participants in taking steps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight by learning to eat healthier and increase their daily activity. Each week of the program has a different focus and group activity, providing support and resources to ensure participants’ success.
Additional session dates coming soon.
For more information and to register, contact: Becky Tuttle, Director of Wellness Initiatives at 316.264.4066 ext. 5591.
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.