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.
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
» 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.
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
» 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
» 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.