YMCA of Greater Providence


The YMCA's Healthy Lifestyles Program gives you the tools for success.

We'll help you:

  • Increase energy and become more active
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Lose weight
  • Change your eating habits
  • Find more balance in your life

YOU can make it happen.
Start your healthy lifestyle today.

About the Program

The YMCA developed Healthy Lifestyles in collaboration with the Stanford Prevention Research Center. For more than thirty years, Stanford has been developing, testing, and refining a Six-Step Method for Behavioral Change - a scientifically-tested method found to be effective in facilitating lifelong behavior change related to health, physical activity, and nutrition.

In a group setting, a trained lifestyle coach helps participants adapt their lifestyles by teaching them about healthy eating, physical activity, overcoming barriers, staying motivated, and building support networks over the course of 22 one-hour sessions.

Ongoing Support

The program begins with a health and lifestyle assessment. From there you will have one-on-one time with a coach and participate in weekly group sessions. During the 22 meetings, you will set short and long-term goals, identify barriers to healthy living, and track your progress.

Participate Today

To qualify for the YMCA's Healthy Lifestyles Program, participants must be 18 years of age or older and agree with at least one of the following statements:

  • I intend to make a behavior change within the next 6 months.
  • I intend to take action to make a behavior change within the next 30 days.
  • I have begun to make small behavior changes within the last 6 months.

Program Cost: $429 per person

Program cost includes a Y membership at any of our 7 full-service facilities while you remain  a participant in Healthy Lifestyles. Financial assistance is available for qualified participants through the generous support of our donors.

For more information and to enroll in the program, please contact:

Joni Bloom
Director of Healthcare Initiatives

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