Madison Area YMCA Launches New Healthy Weight Loss Program


MADISON — The Madison Area YMCA will launch its new Healthy Weight Loss program in April.

Healthy weight loss can be achieved with the right tools and support system! The Madison Area YMCA’s new Healthy Weight Loss program uses research by the National Institutes of Health, is modeled after prevention programming at the Centers for Disease Control and is designed to help address everyday challenges of achieving healthy, meaningful and sustainable weight loss.

Participants engage in ten weekly, hour-long sessions led by a trained facilitator in a small-group format. Each session focuses on a specific weight-loss topic. Explore personal weight loss challenges encountered at home, at work and in social settings. Participants keep weekly food and exercise logs to better understand lifestyle habits and opportunities for change, and compare weights and measurements at the start and end of the program to chart progress. The fee is $150.00 for Y members; $250.00 for non-members. Register in person at the Family Center’s Welcome Center.

Sessions are: Tuesdays, April 9-June 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. or 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.;

Wednesdays, April 10-June 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;

Saturdays, April 13-June 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Weight loss topics include: Exploring your personal path to weight challenges; Understanding the role your environment plays; Learning how to write purposeful goals; Examining what you eat, how to keep track (and why); How to incorporate healthy choices; Learning the best way to incorporate exercise and movement into your life; Exploring the role of mindful eating and exercise; How to successfully manage social scenarios with food; Healthy cooking; Learning how to stay with goals in spite of setbacks; Learning how to celebrate success.

Healthy Weight Loss will join the Madison Area YMCA’s Paths to Wellness suite of community integrated health programs that include: Community Mental Health Initiative (CMHI); Delay the Disease, a Parkinson’s disease wellness program; Diabetes Prevention Program; LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a cancer survivors’ program; Enhance®Fitness, an arthritis wellness program; One Step, a multiple sclerosis exercise program and Project Community Pride, a counseling and support program for children, teens and families.

For more information, contact Health & Wellness Director Christian Esola at (973) 822-9622 ext. 2281 or click here to send an email.


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