Healthy Living Programs

EQUIPMENT ORIENTATIONS

New to the YMCA or not sure how to use a certain machine? Members are given the opportunity to go through a free one-time orientation with a wellness coach. Equipment orientations will help you learn the proper form and technique for the weight equipment and how to use the cardio equipment. Appointment times and availability vary; please sign-up at the front desk or with a wellness coach.

YOUTH FITNESS CERTIFICATIONS

Are you between the ages of 12-13 and looking to be able to use the fit zone? Youth ages 12-13 are able to use the fit zone and circuit room area after they have completed an orientation and written test with a wellness coach and must be accompanied by a parent. Orientations will last approximately 45 minutes. Appointment times and availability vary; please sign-up at the front desk or with a wellness coach.

PICKLEBALL

Pickleball is a recreational sport that is designed to be played by children and adults of all ages and abilities. It is played on a badminton-sized court with a specialized paddle and ball. To help new participants learn the game, our current players will be offering instruction on Wednesday, October 19th from 10am-12pm.  Come try this sport that is sweeping the nation!

Pickleball is scheduled as an open gym activity and is available to all on:

Mondays • 8am-10am(Competitive Play)
10am-12pm
Wednesdays & Fridays • 10am-12pm

HEALTH SCREENING

April 10th •8:30am-12:00pm
Please join us for a free health screening provided by Hurley Wellness Services. The screenings offered are: Weight, Body Fat Percentage, Blood Pressure and Heart Rate.

BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM

One in every three American adults has high blood pressure and rates are even higher in African American and Mexican American populations. High blood pressure increases the risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease but only half of those with high blood pressure have their condition under control. Participants in this program will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of a four-month program. During this time, participants will:

  • Self-measure their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month
  • Attend monthly nutrition education seminars

Participants will record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use, self-selected tracking tool. The Y will provide options for participants who need a home blood pressure monitor.

To Qualify:

  • You must be 18 years old.
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure.
  • Have not experienced recent cardiac arrest.

Goals:

  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits

For more information or to sign up, stop by the program table near the front desk at both branches during the office hours listed above or contact Ashley Schlager, Healthy Living Director at 810-732-9622.