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Healthy Living Programs

The Y aims to improve the nation's health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health.

Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes Prevention

Those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes will learn to adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease. Nationally certified coaches will lead 25 small group sessions with goals to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.

Who Can Participate?

In order to qualify for the program, you must be at least 18 years old, overweight (BMI > 25)* and at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes indicated by a confirmatory blood value†, pre-diabetes determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during previous pregnancy, or a qualifying risk score.

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Contact: Carrie Martin at or call (513) 961-3510 for additional program and enrollment information.



Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. LiveSTRONG® at the YMCA is the result of these two organizations joining forces to offer a research-based physical activity and well-being program to adult cancer survivors designed to help them reclaim their total health. Y staff trained in supportive cancer care help participants to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, the program focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where individuals affected by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.

Contact: Carrie Martin at for additional program and enrollment information.

Available at the following locations:

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

A 4-month evidence-based program designed to help persons with hypertension better manage their blood pressure. Participants work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the program who help them:

  • Measure their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two personalized consultations with a Healthy Heart Ambassador per month
  • Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars

Goals of the program are to reduce blood pressure, develop skills to manage blood pressure, be able to identify and control triggers that elevate their blood pressure and become more confident in one’s ability to adopt healthier eating habits. Blood pressure cuffs are available for those who need them.

For more information contact Carrie Martin at (513) 961-3510 or

Enhance Fitness

Enhance Fitness

Treating Arthritis through Fun, Laughter, and Friends. Enhance Fitness is a proven community based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. The program consists of low impact exercise classes that are safe and challenging for older adults of all fitness levels.

To register, please contact the branch.

Available at the following locations:

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