GREATER WICHITA YMCA 

HOLIDAY CLOSURE - Easter Sunday - Sun. April 21, 2019

REMINDER - All Greater Wichita YMCA branch locations will be CLOSED on SUNDAY, APRIL 21 to recognize Easter. We encourage our members, staff, volunteers - and the entire community to spend the day with family and friends.

TRY AND JOIN THE Y FOR FREE

Pick a remaining TUESDAY THIS MONTH (4/23 or 4/30) any visit and of our 9 Greater Wichita YMCA Branches for TRY THE Y TUESDAY. Enjoy FREE ACCESS, a FREE GIFT, and FREE ENROLLMENT (a $50 savings).

Terms and restrictions apply, see site for details.

NUTRITION COACHING

For Greater Wichita YMCA members wanting support with weight loss and nutrition smarts, NUTRITION COACHING is now available at our branches. A new offering, this program extends Personal Trainer support to include 1:1 discussions of information and insights on how food and nutrition choices can impact weight, fitness, and overall health goals. For $198 (payable in-full at registration or in three, auto draft payments of $66/month), participants get:

  • 9, 30-MINUTE SESSIONS - Clients and Coaches schedule the days, times, and session frequency to meet and work together for up-to 90 days.
  • INITIAL ASSESSMENT - The first session with a Nutrition Coach features an InBody Scan and a discussion of goals, knowledge, eating habits, and more.
  • CUSTOMIZED PLANS - Nutrition Coaches and clients spend sessions two-through-eight on a custom curriculum including how to recognize internal food cues, portion sizes and control, revising and resetting food habits, meal prep, food planning and scheduling, and more.
  • SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY - Nutrition Coaches and clients work together to monitor established goals and to ensure progress is being made.
  • SUMMARY ASSESSMENT - The ninth/final session features another InBody Scan and review of improvements and progress against goals as well as a discussion of next steps and additional ways the Y can help clients achieve more.

Our nutrition coaching explores eating habits and food knowledge, advances food and food-as-fuel considerations, and showcases how eating patterns, habits, and choices can have lasting impacts.

NUTRITION COACHING FAQ

Have questions? The questions we hear most-often are below. Need more information? Talk with any of our Fitness Staff or Branch Directors or use our Contact Us form. 

Why is the Greater Wichita YMCA offering Nutrition Coaching?

You know the Greater Wichita YMCA is the community-leading resource for fitness, health, and wellness. Our fitness facilities, group exercise classes, programs, sports, and more provide endless ways to work toward fitness goals in a welcoming, friendly, encouraging environment. In addition to general, member offerings - we also offer direct support for those with specific goals. Personal Training offers support for physical goals and, now, Nutrition Coaching allows additional support for food and nutrition choices and their impact.

Is Nutrition Coaching included with membership or Personal Training?

No. While general questions are always welcome and our staff will answer and support member needs, Nutrition Coaching is a paid add-on to membership and is separate and distinct from Personal Training. We encourage all members considering Personal Training for setting and meeting fitness goals to consider including Nutrition Coaching in that process. In some cases, the same professional can support both programs or our staff will work with members and Personal Training clients to find the right Nutrition Coach for members based on personality, comfort level, and goals.

How does Nutrition Coaching "work"?

Members interested in Nutrition Coaching can speak with any of our Personal Training staff or other branch staff or fill out our online coach finder form to get started. Sessions are offered in bundles of nine, thirty-minute sessions that start and end (sessions one and nine) with an InBody Analysis Scan and the setting and review of goals. The remaining sessions (two through eight) will be spent talking about nutrition and food in terms of understanding, opportunities for improvement, and considerations for clients wanting to properly balance food and activity for health.

Our program is not about providing a meal plan that you might be able to follow for a short time, but rather focuses on building sustainable skills and habits to support your long term health goals. Our Nutrition Coaches are not nutritionists or dietitians - they are, instead, partners in learning more about food and nutrition.

How much does Nutrition Coaching cost?

Similar to pricing for Personal Training, Nutrition Coaching is $198 (payable in one, lump sum by credit or debit card, cash, check, or auto draft or in three, $66/month auto drafts from member-provided bank accounts) for NINE, 30-MINUTE sessions to be used within 90 days of commencement. Additional sessions are available in nine-session increments at the above-listed pricing.

Are refunds or credits available if I do not complete my sessions?

Unfortunately, no. Like with Personal Training the sessions are designed to be consumed within ninety-days. If you have specific circumstances or other conditions that make finding the time to meet and use all sessions within 90 days difficult, please speak with your Nutrition Coach or other Y fitness staff members to talk about options.

How did you develop your program?

Greater Wichita YMCA Nutrition Coaching was developed in partnership with a nationally recognized nutrition organization and customized by Greater Wichita YMCA employees Tammi Krier, a registered, licensed dietitian (and our Healthy Eating Director) and Lianna Fry, a Wellcoaches® Certified Health and Wellness Coach as well as an ACSM Certified Exercise Physiologist (and our Senior Program Director for Community Health).

Are Nutrition Coaches certified or licensed?

All of our Nutrition Coaches have taken additional training and education courses and passed our internal assessment to offer coaching services. They are NOT certified nutritionists within Kansas criteria and law. Importantly - under Kansas Law (KSA 65-5912) - our Nutrition Coaches are permitted to furnish nutrition information as to the use of food, food materials or dietary supplements. We are permitted to engage in the free dissemination of information or of literature regarding food and nutrition as long as no individual engaged in such practices holds oneself out as being licensed under this act/by the state of Kansas.

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GET STARTED TODAY

Ready to start working with one of our Nutrition Coaches to better understand food and nutrition and how eating decisions can help or hinder reaching fitness, health, and wellness goals? Great. We're ready, too. You can chat with any of our fitness staff, ask your personal trainer at your next session, or request a Nutrition Coach based on your preferred location, timing, and other factors to ensure your comfort.

ANOTHER REASON Y

The Greater Wichita YMCA offers Nutrition Coaching and much more to support you in your pursuit of a healthy spirit, mind, and body including:

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PROFESSIONALLY DEVELOPED

Nutrition Coaching is the latest addition to the Greater Wichita YMCA's mission-based commitment to offering "programs that promote healthy lifestyles, strong families, and positive youth development to build healthy spirit, mind and body for all" and is an extension of our Healthy Eating Director's ongoing work to improve food knowledge and decision making by our members and our larger community.