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.

See which programs are offered at your local YMCA or read more about our Healthy Lifestyles programs below:

Learn more about group exercise and individual exercise options


5-2-1-0: 5210 promotes healthy lifestyle choices for children, youth, and families and aims to improve health in Pierce County by making healthy changes where people live, learn, work, and play. Contact Kristin Kucklick.

Journey to Healthy Living (Life University): Find freedom from food issues, eating disorders, and negative body image. This group provides support to help you achieve peace with your body and lifestyle. Each session includes 30 minutes of moderate physical activity. For information or to register visit the Welcome Center of your local YMCA, email Kim Cope, or contact us at 253-460-8916. Learn more about other Life University classes.

Women's Wellness Weekend: A weekend of instructional classes including yoga, arts and crafts, kayaking, archery, and climbing designed to help women grow in mind and body. Learn more about Women's Wellness Weekends.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-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. Learn more about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program: Provides a supportive environment where qualified participants work together to accomplish weight loss through education about healthier eating and physical activity to reduce their risk for developing diabetes.  Learn more about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program.

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