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Health & Wellness
You can reduce your risk for type 2 diabetes and gain tools for healthy living. The St. Charles County Family YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program will run on Wednesdays from March 20th - July 3rd from 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm.
Lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight can prevent or delay development of type 2 diabetes in those at high risk for the disease. With the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you can work with others in a small group setting to learn how to adopt habits that will improve your overall health and well-being and reduce your risk. 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.
TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR HEALTH
There are many factors that determine if you are at risk for type 2 diabetes – lifestyle, age, family history and weight to name a few. Take the first step toward controlling your health – visit www.ymca.net/diabetes-prevention to take a short quiz and learn your risk.
For information about program fees, financial assistance or to see if you qualify contact:
JOYCE HOTH 1528 Locust Street St. Louis, MO 63103 Phone: (314) 436-1177 Fax: (314) 436-1901 email@example.com
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Abs, bellies, backs and bottoms beware! Classes at the Y are targeting you. The YMCA has a proud history of serving people in their communities in a variety of practical and effective ways, particularly through vibrant programming.
Each YMCA member is unique and local branches offer a variety of classes to meet their needs. Choose from cycling, walking, yoga, Pilates and more. The Y offers something for every interest and ability.
Register Online for Group Exercise classes today!
Visit the Schedules Page for our current Group Exercise Schedule!
WE'RE HERE TO HELP WITH A Y PERSONAL TRAINER!
Every day many people join the YMCA with a high motivation to become healthier but sometimes they need that extra nudge!
Get ready for not only a new body but a new life! Whether it's losing weight, toning up, building muscles, increasing stamina, or preparing for an event, Y Personal Training will help you reach your fitness goals through personalized training. And we'll help you learn how to stay that way for life.
- Revitalize a stale exercise routine with fresh approaches to your workout.
- Break out of your fitness plateau and challenge yourself.
- Reduce the risk of injury by learning proper techniques.
- Stay motivated and committed to your exercise program.
- Provide motivation, encouragement and accountability to your exercise regimen.
We're improving the nation's health and well-being: that's the Y.
Meet with our registered dietitian to obtain your nutritional goals. Private and semi-private consultations are offered. Sessions are 30 or 60 minutes in length and will set you up with an individualized meal plan. Calorie needs will be determined as well as carbohydrate, fat and protein. All nutritional needs can be addressed from diabetes to heart health. This is a great way to start a weight loss plan! For those looking for a complete nutritional makeover - our dietitian will accompany you to the grocery store for a hands-on educational experience. Please see the front desk to sign up.
The registered dietitian is also available for corporate or group talks.
Past topics include:
- The Link between Nutrition and Productivity
- Healthy Eating for Kids
- Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget
Tina Bowen M.S., R.D., L.D.
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Through 17 locations in St. Louis City and County, St. Charles, Jefferson, Warren, Lincoln and Franklin Counties; Camp Lakewood and Trout Lodge in Washington County; and more than 400 program sites, the YMCA serves more than 700,000 participants--building healthy spirits, minds and bodies.