Nutrition plays a vital role in living well and preventing disease. A variety of interactive, educational classes and workshops will be held in our Teaching Kitchen. Participants will enjoy learning from our nutrition experts, receive tips and tricks for healthy eating, sample nutritious dishes, and take away new recipe ideas to try at home.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem.
Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based, 12-week falls prevention program that uses principles and movements of Tai Chi to help older adults increase their strength, improve their balance, and increase their confidence in doing activities of daily living. Moving for Better Balance takes place in a safe and supportive group setting and provides an opportunity for participants to enjoy learning and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes come from living with limited mobility.
Our specialized Parkinson's Exercise Program is designed to help adults of all ages maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, and balance. The class is designed and led by a physical therapist with additional support from Y staff.
The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The four-month program focuses on regular home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, one-on-one consultations with a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, individualized support, and group-based nutrition education for better blood pressure management.
The Diabetes Prevention Program helps adults at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight. The yearlong, evidence-based program is fully recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and uses a CDC-approved curriculum.
The YMCA’s Weight Loss Program is designed to help adults seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors and forming sustainable, healthy habits. Rather than advocate for specific or restrictive short-term solutions, the 12-week program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes.