Our Community Health initiatives provides individuals in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle with a variety of support options.
Our Community Health programs are built on the concept that local communities can work together to give all individuals healthy choices and support in order to pursue a healthy lifestyle. Many of these programs go outside of our Y's walls to connect with all corners of the community with the goal of improving our collective health.
The YMCA of South Palm Beach County is proud to offer the following wellness programs within our community.
EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based exercise program for anyone who has arthritis or is at risk of falls. Classes meet 3 times a week for 1 hour with a minimum of 16-week commitment to see the best results. A pre and post fitness assessment will show participants their improvements.
16 WEEK SESSIONS:
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA sessions are held Mondays/Wednesdays at 12:15p & Fridays at 12:30p.
Peter Blum Family YMCA sessions are held Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays at 12:15p or 1:30p.
Cascade Lakes (for residents only). Sessions are held Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12p.
Upcoming sessions: Nov 27 (Boca YMCA), Dec 11 (Boca YMCA), Jan 18 (Boynton YMCA)
COST: NO COST for YMCA members & non-members thanks to the generosity of ACL grant funding (Administration for Community Living).
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
The Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM) is an evidence-based program for adults age 18 and older with hypertension to help lower their blood pressure. This 16 week program includes two Healthy Heart Ambassador meetings each month and a monthly nutrition seminar. In between sessions participants are required to check their blood pressure and keep track of their readings at home. Blood pressure machine provided to those who do not have one.
BPSM program goals are to reduce blood pressure, improve blood pressure management, increase awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure, and enhance knowledge to develop healthier eating habits.
ENROLLMENT IS ON-GOING. This program is provided at NO COST thanks to the generous support from Baptist Health South Florida. Fill out the enrollment form HERE and email to Robin Nierman.
Peter Blum Family YMCA
TIME: 8:45am - 10:30am (virtual hours 4:00pm - 6:00pm)
WHERE: Peter Blum Family YMCA lobby
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA
TIME: 9:00am - 11:00am (virtual hours 4:00pm - 6:00pm)
WHERE: DeVos-Blum Family YMCA lobby
Sessions also offered at Delray Senior Resource Center and St. John Missionary Baptist Church in Boynton.
Interested in lowering your sodium intake and blood pressure? Join us at one of our Nutrition Seminars hosted at the Y!
Thursday February 8, 11a-12p
Thursday March 7, 11a-12p
Thursday April 4, 11a-12p
Thursday May 2, 11a-12p
Seminars are open to all, you do not need to be enrolled in the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program to attend.
This is a 6-week program for anyone with diabetes, prediabetes and partners/spouses/caretakers may attend as well. Topics include nutrition overview, action planning, stress, portion control, blood sugar monitoring, physical activity, medication management, decision making and more. Attendance incentives include glucometers and gift cards. CLICK HERE for informative flyer.
Open to members and non-members. Registration required.
WHEN: Wednesdays for 6 weeks starting January 10, 2024, 10a-12:30p
WHERE: Patch Reef Park
15 participant maximum
Sessions are provided at NO COST thanks to partnership with Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County and funding from the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and Quantum Foundation.
Surf & Turf classes:
For more than 10 years the YMCA has offered Surf and Turf exercise program for those living with Parkinson's at both the Peter Blum Family YMCA and DeVos-Blum Family YMCA. This is a land and water based exercise program that builds strength, balance and flexibility. The program is offered at no cost to all YMCA members.
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Tuesdays/Thursdays 11am - 1pm
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - *Turf ONLY* - Wednesdays/Fridays 10am - 10:45am
The Y offers Parkinson's Cycle which is an indoor cycling program where participants work in a group setting and are coached and supported by a certified Parkinson's Cycle Coach. The class meets for one hour once per week in our Spin Studio. The program is offered at no cost to all YMCA members.
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - Mondays at 10:30am-11:15am
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca- Sundays 12pm-1pm
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week exercise program for cancer survivors. Small groups meet with specialized trainers for support to help the participants meet their individualized goals. Pre and post assessments allow participants to see gains they make with consistent attendance. Open to members and non-members. Registration is required.
COST: $149 for Y Members, $249 non members (*includes 3 months adult membership, Financial Assistance available)
WHEN: Tuesday/Thursday 11:30am-1pm
WHRE: Classes begin January 9, 2024 at the Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca Raton
School District of Palm Beach County employees, partners, and spouses may participate at NO COST thanks to generous funding from United Health Care.