Our Community Health initiatives provides individuals in the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle with a variety of support options.
Our Healthy Communities 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 programs within our community:
This Self Management Resource Program with SMRC, otherwise known as DSMP, is for those with pre-diabetes and diabetes to gain the skills and confidence needed to achieve lifestyle improvements and become an expert dealing with chronic health conditions.
Sessions are FREE and offered virtually with generous support from the Quantum Foundation and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.
Classes are 2 1/2 hours once a week for six weeks.
-NEW DSMP classes (virtual) starting:
Thursdays, April 22 from 6pm-8:30pm
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. Classes meet twice a week and include a land portion that focuses on balance, strength and flexibility, and an aquatics portion. The program is offered at no cost to all YMCA members. Financial Assistance is available to help offset the cost of membership for those in need.
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Tuesdays/Thursdays 12p - 2pm
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - *Turf ONLY* - Tuesdays/Thursdays 10 - 11am
Not a Y member but a Parkinson's Foundation member? Contact us for information on how YOU can participate.
Thanks to the generous support of the Parkinson's Foundation, the Y offers Parkinson's Cycle. The class meets for one hour once per week in our Spin Studio. You do NOT need to be a Y Member in order to participate in Parkinson's Cycle!
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - Mondays at 2pm
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Wednesdays at 12pm
-Register for cycle classes HERE
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA empowers cancer survivors to improve and increase their quality of life. This 12-week exercise program is open to anyone who is a cancer survivor. Participants meet twice a week for 90-minute classes that aim to improve balance, strength and flexibility.
NEW classes starting April 27, 2021 on Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-12:30am.
Each class is 90 minutes and the session runs for 12 weeks.
COST: $149 for Y Members, $249 for Non-members* (*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.
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. During the 4 month program, participants meet 1-on-1 with a Healthy Heart Ambassador for 10 minute weekly check-in sessions. In between sessions participants are required to check their blood pressure and keep track of their readings at home. This program also includes monthly nutrition seminars and will be offered virtually.
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.
Registration is on-going and this program is provided at NO COST due to the generous support from Baptist Health South Florida.
Enhance Fitness -
Enhance Fitness is an evidence-based exercise program from 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. This program is included in YMCA membership at no additional cost.
NEW classes starting May 3, 2021 on Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 1pm-2pm. Session runs for 16 weeks.