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:
Diabetes Prevention Program
Participants may qualify to enroll in YDPP by having blood values in the prediabetes range, scoring a nine or higher on the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Factor Assessment, or were diagnosed with gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy). The program is open both to Y members and the community and program fee assistance and payment plans are available to qualified individuals. All participants may bring one support person to class. Enroll today!
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