You can take control of your health. The YMCA is committed to helping prevent chronic disease by giving individuals of all ages tools for healthy living. Below are some of the wellness and prevention programs we offer:
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Helps Cancer Survivors Heal Their Spirits, Minds and Bodies
Partners in Healing the Whole Person
In 2008, the YMCA of the USA partnered with LIVESTRONG 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-not the disease. The free, 12–week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight. Also learning about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
Interested in Learning More?
Please contact us at 317-266-9622 with any questions.
Would you like to help?
You can sponsor an individual to participate in the program with a donation.
Project 18 at the Y
The Y and Peyton Manning’s Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent share the vision of reducing the incidence of childhood obesity. Project 18 is an 18-week comprehensive dietary, exercise and behavioral modification program for children and families. Learn more about the program here.
Exercising is proven to help control diabetes. Our Personal Trainers and educators from St. Vincent’s Diabetes Center will create a specific workout to fit your needs. Our Personal Trainers will monitor your progress and make sure you are doing all the right exercises to control your diabetes. You will also meet and work with other people who are managing their diabetes.
Complimentary Nutrition Appointment
The YMCA is committed to educating our members about living a healthier lifestyles and nutrition. The Y takes a holistic approach to health by creating programs that fuel your spirit, mind and body. Work with a Registered Dietitian and learn tips and strategies to eat right for whatever your goal may be. Complete the Nutrition Assessment Form and then sign-up at the Member Services Desk of your local Y for your complimentary appointment today! Nutritional Assessment Form