Wellness

YMCA Buffalo Niagara serves as a leading voice on health and well-being initiatives here in Western New York. Having fostered programs like the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP), LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, and so many others, the Y is able to identify the needs and concerns of people throughout our community. The Y is able to then address these key areas of concern through programs that help individuals lead healthier, more active lives. Forging unique collaborations with health insurance providers such as Independent Health, BlueCross BlueShield of Western New York and Univera has also helped us to expand the number of Western New Yorkers we are able to positively impact.

To learn more about our wellness classes at your local YMCA, please check the schedules of your nearest branch location.

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We are making a difference, thanks to the strong support of our community.

Wellness Programs Offered at the YMCA

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The YMCA Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to daily behaviors and forming sustainable, healthy habits. Rather than advocate for specific or restrictive short-term solutions, this program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes. Participants in this 12-week, group based, program will discuss weekly topics such as balanced eating, physical activity, goal setting, positive psychology, and behavior sustainability to self-design action plans and achieve weight loss goals. Contact Mary Shaw at 874-5051 for more information. YMCA members only.

Dates: January 25, 2020 - April 11, 2020
Day & Time: Sat, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
YMCA Member Rate: $75.00   Program Member Rate: $125.00

The YMCA Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to daily behaviors; forming sustainable healthy habits. Rather than advocate for specific or restrictive short-term solutions, this program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes. Participants in this 12-week group-based program will discuss weekly topics such as balanced eating, physical activity, goal setting, positive psychology, and behavior change sustainability to self-design action plans and achieve weight loss goals.

Dates: January 21, 2020 - March 31, 2020
Day & Time: Tue, 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $75.00   Program Member Rate: $125.00

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body.

Dates: January 14, 2020 - April 2, 2020
Days & Time: Tue, Thu, 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $0.00   Program Member Rate: $0.00

The YMCA Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to daily behaviors; forming sustainable healthy habits. Rather than advocate for specific or restrictive short-term solutions, this program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes. Participants in this 12-week group-based program will discuss weekly topics such as balanced eating, physical activity, goal setting, positive psychology, and behavior change sustainability to self-design action plans and achieve weight loss goals.

Dates: January 13, 2020 - March 30, 2020
Day & Time: Mon, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
YMCA Member Rate: $75.00   Program Member Rate: $125.00