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YMCA and MultiCare

Partnered to Improve Health and Wellness

MultiCare Health System and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties have partnered to improve the overall health and wellness of our community. With a focus on nutrition and physical activity, we're committed to offering community-wide tools and services to help you get healthy.

Ask your provider about these programs available through MultiCare YMCA01 EPIC referral.

Click here to download the brochure.

YMCA DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM
Type 2 Diabetes Prevention
» Helps adults reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
» A trained lifestyle coach facilitates discussions with a small group of participants on topics such as healthy eating, physical activity, motivation, and more.
» Goals are to reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
» One-year program consisting of 25 sessions.
» Qualified participants receive a four-month YMCA membership.

ACT! ACTIVELY CHANGING TOGETHER
Childhood and Family Obesity Intervention
» Helps overweight youth and their families establish healthy eating habits and incorporate physical activity into their daily routines.
» During sessions parents and guardians participate with their child(ren) in energizing games and activities, learn how to prepare healthy food, and receive support to make healthy lifestyle changes.
» Program is for youth ages 8-14 who have a high pediatric BMI.
» 12-week program with one 90-minute session per week.
» Qualified participants receive a three-month YMCA family membership.

BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING
Hypertension Management
» Participants establish routines for monitoring their blood pressure and learn about healthier eating habits.
» Goals include a reduction in blood pressure; development of new skills to manage blood pressure; ability to identify and control triggers that elevate blood pressure; and more confidence to adopt healthy eating habits.
» Four-month program with individual healthy heart coaching and monthly nutrition seminars.

ENHANCE FITNESS®
Fall Risk Reduction and Arthritis Management
» Group exercise program that helps adults managing chronic conditions, such as arthritis, to gain strength.
» Participants learn manageable movements that encourage them to be consistently active.
» Meets three times weekly for 60 minutes.
» Enhance Fitness is only available for Y members.

EMPOWERING PREGNANCY AND MOTHERHOOD
Pregnancy and Postpartum Wellness
» Helps pregnant and recently postpartum women have healthy babies through education about physical activity and nutrition.
» Program is a collaboration with MultiCare’s Center for Healthy Equity and Wellness. Email [email protected] to register.
» Five-week program with one weekly 90-minute session.
» Program is for SNAP eligible participants.
Qualified participants receive a five-week YMCA individual membership.

LIVESTRONG® AT THE YMCA
Cancer Survivorship
» Strength and fitness program for adults living with cancer or beyond cancer treatments.
» Participants meet with a YMCA-certified instructor to increase flexibility and endurance, build muscle, and improve capacity to perform daily activities.
» 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week.
» Qualified participants receive a three-month family YMCA membership.

PEDALING FOR PARKINSON’S
Parkinson’s Management
» Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed pedaling a bicycle at a consistent RPM over a period time can reduce Parkinson’s disease symptoms by as much as 35%.
» Groups meet on an ongoing basis for 60-minute sessions.

YMCA’S WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
Weight Management (Evidence Informed Program)
» A program for adults ages 18 and older focused on sustainable ways to eat healthier, increase physical activity, and lose weight.
» Participants meet with a trained YMCA instructor in a small supportive group of others working on similar goals.
» Three-month program with 12 weekly one-hour sessions.

The YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties MultiCare Health System