Weight Loss Program

Weight Loss Program

[Included with Membership]
The YMCA’s 12-week Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors. This program helps participants build skills for successful lifestyle changes.

Program Overview

  • 12 weeks / 1 session a week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop a healthy eating and exercise plan that works for you

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the program and how often does it meet?

This is a 12-week program that meets one time per week.  Each weekly session is 60 minutes.

What happens during each weekly session?

Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.

What can I expect from this program?

This program will introduce participants to behaviors that have been shown to lead to sustained weight loss, and help participants develop those behaviors in ways that fit into their personal lifestyle.

Will I receive a personalized nutrition or exercise program in this program?

Because weight loss is unique to each person, this program focuses on helping individuals identify ways to make small, modest changes to their behavior within the context of their own life and in support of their weight loss goals. The tools provided during this program, along with the knowledge and support of the group, are used by participants to develop their own nutrition and exercise plans that work for them.

Will anyone see my weight during the weekly check-ins?

Participants weigh in weekly during the 12-week program. This will happen in a private location with only the participant and program facilitator present. Once collected, this information is used only in aggregate form to help assess the program’s quality.