At the Wilkes Family YMCA, we offer a wide variety of Wellness programs from Personal Training to Group Exercises (including Group Cycling, Aerobics and Yoga & Pilates) and Specialty Programs like HIIT and Boot Camps. Scroll down for details on what we are currently offering.
Tai Chi for Arthritis Program
Medical studies have shown the Tai Chi for Arthritis program relieves pain for people with arthritis and improves their quality of life, as well as prevents falls for the older adult. We’ll be offering it at Wilkes Express YMCA!
May 9-June 29
Free of charge to Members and Potential Members! Registration is required and space is limited. Please sign up at the front desk of either Wilkes Express or Wilkes Family YMCA.
UFIT: Helping You Get The Results You Want
What is uFit?
uFit is a program that provides you with an easy-to-follow plan and cutting edge fitness tools. You will not be alone in this process. Our highly trained staff will help you set attainable goals and will provide the ongoing support necessary for your success.
In three short meetings, we can take you from an exercise skeptic to a confident individual who is excited about working out. In just a few sessions, you will gain the tools and resources that will help you succeed.
You will finally learn what really works in terms of exercise, weight loss, and having more energy – not to mention just becoming healthier. This program is valued at $150, but offered at no cost to all new members. You are encouraged to sign up within the first week of your membership.
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YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program
Change Today For A Healthier Future
An estimated one of every three U.S. adults has prediabetes, yet just 7% of those with prediabetes know they have it.
Are you or someone you know at risk? Take the quiz now to find out.
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living. If you are at risk for type 2 diabetes, the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program provides a supportive environment where you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt healthy habits to reduce your chances of developing the disease.
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. You will learn strategies for eating healthier, increasing your physical activity and making other changes that will improve your overall health and well-being. National Institutes of Health research has proven that programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program can reduce the number of cases of type 2 diabetes by almost 60%.
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Work with a certified YMCA Personal Trainer to achieve your desired fitness goals. Regardless of age or fitness level, one-on-one training can provide:
- Weight loss/management
- Increased strength, endurance and flexibility
- Post-rehabilitation conditioning
- Disease management and prevention
- Off-season training
- Pre-event conditioning
Includes body composition, flexibity, blood pressure, cardiovascular and muscular endurance testing.
For more information about schedules, contact Heather Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: All Personal Trainers at the YMCA are employees of the YMCA. The YMCA does not allow non-employee Personal Trainers to provide services for our members. More information is below.
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