ENERGIZE! is a program for youth identified with a body mass index (BMI) above the 85th percentile. The child and his/her family meet twice a week for 12 weeks. During the program, Y staff teach parents and youth how to make healthy lifestyle changes for the entire family through education on nutrition, physical fitness, and behavior change.
In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
This program is a new, life-changing exercise and mobility program expressly designed for people with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease. Led by a certified Delay the Disease instructor, the program improves the physical, mental, and emotional realities of PD patients.
Delay the Disease Basic is a lower-intensity class. Participants can expect to complete exercises in a chair, a standing position utilizing a chair for support.
Boot Camp is a higher-intensity class. Participants can expect to complete exercises in a chair, a standing postion, and down on the floor.
Aqua Arthritis is a low-impact class held in the warm pool that is focused on increasing range of motion and decreasing pain associated with arthritis.
Arthritis Wet & Sweat:
Arthritis Wet & Sweat is an aerobic class held in the warm pool that is focused on improving cardiorespiratory endurance, strength, and flexibility.
A body in motion stays in motion. Stay in Motion is a land-based group exercise for those with arthritis. Led by a certified Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Instructor, the class focuses on improving functional ability, increasing range of motion, and decreasing pain.
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes. This program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program helps adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The program focuses on regulated home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education for better blood pressure management.