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.
Sessions are held Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12:15p-1:15p.
COST: Free for YMCA members. Limited to 15 people.
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.
Participants will have the chance to receive a $20 gift card after attending the first 4 Healthy Heart Ambassador check-ins and then will receive another $20 gift card at the end of the 4 month program if they attended Healthy Heart Ambassador check-ins twice a month. Blood pressure cuffs will be provided to participants who do not have one or do not have an updated model.
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. For more information, please contact Robin or 561-300-3227.
TIME: 9:00am - 10:30am (virtual hours 5:00pm - 7:00pm)
WHERE: Wellness Center Community Health Office
UPCOMING NUTRITION SEMINARS
Interested in lowering your sodium intake and blood pressure? Join us at one of our Nutrition Seminars hosted at the Y and Delray Senior Resource Center April through September 2022. CLICK HERE for more information regarding seminar schedule.
SIGN UP BY REGISTERING HERE.
FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS
Mondays: Peter Blum Family YMCA at 8:30am - 10:00am
Wednesdays: Peter Blum Family YMCA at 9:00am - 10:00am, VIRTUAL* at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursdays: Delray Senior Resource Center at 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fridays: DeVos-Blum Family YMCA at 9:00am - 11:00am
*Contact Robin Nierman to sign up from virtual blood pressure checks.
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. Open to members and non-members. Registration required, enroll at Front Desk.
Sessions are provided at NO COST thanks to generous funding from the Health Care District of Palm Beach County and partnership with the Diabetes Coalition of Palm Beach County.
NEXT SESSION STARTS April 29th, 2022 - sessions are held on Wednesdays for six weeks from 10am-12:30pm at our Teen center THE LAB at the Town Center Mall: 6000 Glades Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
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 12pm - 2pm
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - *Turf ONLY* - Wednesdays/Fridays 10am - 11am
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 10am - 11am
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Wednesdays at 12pm - 1pm
The Y offers Parkinson's Dance which is a Dance exercise program where individuals get moving in a fun group setting, led by a Parkinson's instructor. Generously funded by the American Parkinson's Disease Association.
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Sundays at 12pm - 1pm
For more information on Parkinson's classes, CLICK HERE.
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.
NO COST! This program generously sponsored by Community Care plan (*includes 3 months YMCA adult membership)
Financial Assistance is available for the LiveSTRONG program, and School District of Palm Beach County employees, partners, and spouses may participate at NO COST thanks to generous funding from United Health Care.