Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy Lifestyles

At the Y, we believe healthy living is about more than just physical health. That's why we offer programs to support healthy lifestyle changes in spirit, mind, and body. From chronic disease prevention initiatives like the Diabetes Prevention Program to support for cancer survivors like the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program to resources for navigating life's challenges in our Life University small group classes, the Y is your partner in healthy living.

ACT! Actively Changing Together Registration Required



The ACT! Actively Changing Together program is for children ages 8-14 and their parents. This 12-week program promotes healthy nutrition, activity and lifestyles developed in partnership with providers and professionals. The ACT! Program appeals to children and parents alike by providing engaging, fun, and unique activities. By actively changing together, parents and kids can learn how to form healthy lifestyle habits as a family. Specially trained Y staff offer guidance and encouragement for eating well, playing often, and preventing health conditions associated with being overweight. Referrals are welcome year-round.

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Bryce Ogren at 253-460-8938
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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Journey to Healthy Living Registration Required



If you are struggling with your relationship to food and your body, Journey to Healthy Living provides support to help you achieve peace with your body and lifestyle. This eight-week class meets twice a week and includes moderate physical activity, book discussion, journaling, and food education within a supportive environment. This group presents a new way of thinking about the way food and body image interact with your mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

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Cost: $50 YMCA Members | $65 Community Members

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Amy Boheman at 253-460-8924

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Registration Required


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. Conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.

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Nelson Brewer at 253-460-8909

Making Change Stick Workshop Registration Required



Designed to offer tools to support life change in spirit, mind and body, this workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and the ingredients to achieve sustainable change.

Details:

If you struggle to break old habits, feel stuck in a cycle of behavior or are contemplating change, the Making Change Stick Workshop is a great place to begin. This hour and a half workshop helps you learn the research-based process of holistic change and gives you direction on where and how to start. Leave with the tools you need to make the change you’ve always wanted. No cost to YMCA members or community members

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Amy Boheman at 253-460-8924

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Ages 18+ | Registration Required


The program provides a supportive environment where participants work together in a small group to learn about healthier eating and increasing their physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes. The program, which is led by a trained lifestyle coach in a classroom setting, is delivered over a 12-month period, beginning with 16 weekly sessions followed by monthly maintenance. The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.

Are You at Risk/Are You a Provider?

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Bryce Ogren at 253-460-8938