Health Managment Programs
Find out more about these programs on page 15 in the Winter/Spring Program Guide.
NEW! YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
This program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
Research by the National Institutes of Health has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by 58%.
In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and three sessions every other week during the first six months followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second six months.
In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value†, prediabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy, or a qualifying risk score.
For more information, program pricing, and to see if you qualify and enroll in the program please contact Erica Walsh or Monica Norton at 428-9622 or email at
*Asian individual(s) BMI > 22
†Individuals who have already been diagnosed with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes do not qualify for this program.
Classes form on an on-going basis with continual enrollment.
NEW! LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
This program is a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their health goals. We are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for specialized exercise programming and community building. We focus on the whole person, not just the disease. Through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, we strive to help survivors move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
• 12-week program with two 75-90-minute sessions per week
• Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises
• Evaluation includes fitness and quality of life assessments before and after participation
• Requires referral and medical clearance from a physician
For more information, contact Erica Walsh or Monica Norton at 428-9622 or email at healthyliving@
bhsjymca.org. This program is offered to YMCA members and the community at no charge to participants. Registration required, plus medical clearance.
Classes form on an on-going basis with continual enrollment. Program starts Tuesday, January 10.
NEW! ENHANCE FITNESS
Join us for Enhance®Fitness, an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.
Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Enhance®Fitness is geared toward older adults. Those with a chronic condition, such as arthritis, need not worry; they will never have to do anything that hurts.
Enhance®Fitness is a 16-week program with continuous enrollment. To be enrolled in the program, forms need to be completed; however, you can try the first class for free. For more information please contact, Monica Norton or Erica Walsh at 428-9622 or email at email@example.com. Program starts Friday, January 6.
Mon., Wed., Fri. 12:45-1:45 pm
(16-week program with continuous enrollment)
Y Members, No Charge; Community, $95.00/16-weeks
To be enrolled in the program, forms need to be completed; please contact Monica Norton, 428-9622 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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