Adult Wellness

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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 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.

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Would you like to help?

You can sponsor an individual to participate in the program with a donation.

CONNECT TO SUCCESS through the NEW YMCA Small Group Training (SGT) Program.  From weight loss to athletic performance, each SGT program is designed incorporate the latest research to ensure a safe and effective program that will help you reach your individual goals.

Diabetes Prevention

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%.

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help maintain your progress.

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Would you like to help?

You can sponsor an individual to participate in the program with a donation.

Program Goals:

  • Reduce body weight by 7%
  • Gradually increase physical activity to at least 150 minutes per week

Can I Participate?

To qualify for the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, participants must be overweight/obese (BMI > 25) and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes or have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes.

A person who meets any of the following criteria is defined as a person with pre-diabetes:

Individuals who meet any of the following criteria may also be eligible:

  • Blood pressure is 140/90 or higher
  • Elevated cholesterol levels
  • Participates in physical activity less than two times per week
  • Has or had a parent or sibling with diabetes
  • Has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes
  • Had gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), or given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds
  • 45 years of age or older

Fee:

Options for payment include: a variety of grants, scholarships, third party payers, and self pay. Please contact us to see what fee coverage you might be eligible for.

Interested In Learning More?

Please contact us at 317-266-9622 or preventdiabetes@indymca.org with any questions.

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Would you like to help?

You can sponsor an individual to participate in the program with a donation.

YMCA MISSION: to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for all.