Spring 2024 Programs

LOVE YOUR HEART Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program
This four-month program helps adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure by focusing on regulated home self- monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, individualized support and nutrition education for better blood pressure management. With the support from a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, participants:

•Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
•Attend two personalized consultations per month
•Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars on energy

An exercise program for individuals with pre-diabetes and diabetes

•An individualized exercise plan
•Group exercises focused on cardio and resistance training
•Weekly independent circuit training exercises

•Significant improvements from decreased HbA1c levels>
•Improve physical fitness and confidence levels
•Improve lifestyle habits

Location: Image Management Family Y Branch
Fees: $40 Y Members- $65 General Public

The National DPP lifestyle change program is an evidence-based program focused on helping participants make positive lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, reducing stress and getting more physical activity. Research shows that people with prediabetes who take part in this structured lifestyle change program can cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by  58% (71% for people over t60 years old). This is the result of the program helping people lose 5%-7% of their body weight through healthier eating and 150 minutes of physical activity each week. If you are at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes, this program can help you make lifestyle changes that will improve your overall health and well- being and reduce your chances of developing the disease. In order to qualify for the program, participants must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI ≥ 25) and at high risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes or diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Class dates, times and location based on demand. To see if this program is a covered benefit, please check with your employer or health insurance provider. Session begins Feb 14, 2024. Cost: Members $475 / General Public $575

More than one million Americans are living with Parkinson’s disease and nearly 60,000 new diagnoses occur each year. There is no known cure, and the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease increases with age. Pedaling for Parkinson’s uses group cycling and support to reduce symptoms in Parkinson’s disease suffers and improve the quality of life of patients and their caregivers. YMCA staff are trained by certified indoor cycling instructors following the Pedaling for Parkinson’s protocol and monitor heart rate and exercise frequency.

Eligibility Requirements
•Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
•Adults ages 30-75
•Parkinson's disease clinical diagnosis, medical clearance
•YMCA membership not required

Location: Image Management Family Y Branch
Monthly Fees: $45 Y Members $90 Community Participant
Fees are based on class two times per week

Building Strength to Thrive (Offered through a partnership with Aurora Health Care). Our Exercise for Parkinson's class helps individuals with Parkinson's maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility and balance. Participants work with a Physical Therapist and Fitness Specialist.

Location: Image Management Family Y Branch
Monthly Fees: $55 Y Members $90 Community Participant (based on class two times per week)

Monthly Fees: $75 Y Members $100 Community Participant (based on class three times per week)

This research-based physical activity and well-being program helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self- esteem. By focusing on the “whole person,” instead of the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. 12-week program begins Feb. 13, 2024. To learn more, contact Mathias Werve at or 262.898.4556.

ENHANCE® FITNESS - Modified Moves, Maximum Results
This is an evidence- based group exercise program that helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. Enhance Fitness focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility—everything older adults need to maintain health and function as they age, manage arthritis and reduce the risk of falls. 

Participants have experienced the following changes:
•More energy
•Better balance
•Increases in upper body and lower body strength
•More flexibility and range of motion
•Better sleep
•More feelings of happiness
•Sense of independence

What participants can expect:
•Classes meet three times per week for 60 minutes each.
•Stand, sit or hold onto a chair for support.
•Focus on strength, flexibility, movement and balance.
•Make friends who support and cheer you on. 

Session begins March 4, 2024

Monthly Fees: $30 Y Members $60 Community Participant
Participant Fees are based on class two times per week

This centuries-old Chinese martial art descends from qigong, an ancient Chinese discipline that has its roots in traditional Chinese medicine. Tai Chi involves a series of movements performed in a slow, focused manner and accompanied by deep breathing. This class has physical and mental benefits. If done regularly, it improves muscle tone, flexibility, balance, and coordination. Many older people find that it boosts their energy, stamina, agility, sharpens their reflexes, and gives an overall sense of well-being. Aaron Richie, certified Tai Chi instructor will lead you through an hour long class through an 8-week session. Pre-registration is required! Minimum enrollment: 6

Monday 10:30-11:30am (Riverside Branch)
Wednesday 10:30-11:30am
Saturday 10:30-11:30am

Advanced Canes
•Wednesday 11:45am-12:15pm

Location: Image Management Family Y Branch

Monthly Fees: $25 Y Members $50 Community Participant
Unlimited classes per week


TRI-FITNESS SWIM WORKOUT - Mount Pleasant Branch
Stroke Analysis and technique drills, speed, endurance and efficiency. To join this class participants must be able to complete 25 yards and be safe in deep water. The Y's coaching staff will teach the rest. Great for triathlete and fitness swimmers who are looking for a pool challenge in a team environment.

Location: Image Management Family Y Branch
Monthly Fees: $25 Members $50 Community Participant
Fees are based on class one time per week

For more information, contact or call 262.898.4556

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