The Y aims to improve the nation's health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health. These programs and everything else the Y does are in service of making us—our Ys and our communities—better. The result is a country that values health and communities that support healthy choices. The Y.™ For a better us.
Diabetes Prevention Program
More than 200 Ys across the country help thousands of people reduce their risk for developing type 2 diabetes with YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. This small-group program helps people with prediabetes eat healthier, increase their physical activity and lose weight, which can delay or even prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes.
Community Wellness/Disease Prevention
Programs for preventing/managing disease as well as increasing overall wellness.
Serving families has always been at the heart of the Y. We are a place where they can find respite from social, economic and educational challenges, and learn how to overcome them. We have a fundamental desire to provide opportunities for every family to build stronger bonds, achieve greater work/life balance and become more engaged with their communities.
For Kids & Teens
Through the Y’s activities for kids and teens, YMCA of Central Ohio youth are cultivating the values, skills and relationships that lead to positive behaviors, better health and educational achievement.
For Older Adults
The YMCA offers a variety of wellness opportunities for active older adults—from baby boomers to seniors—including physical fitness, social activities and more. If you want a low-intensity workout due to arthritis or other physical or joint limitations, we have group fitness classes for you.
Group Fitness Classes
Our YMCAs offer a wide variety of group fitness classes for almost every ability and interest. Each month our Association holds more than 300 group fitness classes across YMCA branches throughout Central Ohio. You'll find low-impact and beginner classes, cardio fitness, dance, Pilates, cycle and Yoga and more advanced cycle, boot camp and kick boxing classes.
We all need the advice of an expert sometimes, as well as the personal attention that comes with a trainer or coach. The Y offers personal, semi-private and small group training to help you set and meet your specific goals in order to live healthier.
Sports & Recreation
The Y is the starting point for many youth to learn about becoming and staying active, and developing healthy habits they’ll carry with them throughout their lives. And the benefits are far greater than just physical health. Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning to swim or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from
the inside out.
Corporate Challenge & Wellness
The YMCA of Central Ohio offers corporate health and wellness programming to match the needs of companies, large or small. We provide assistance in planning to support cost savings strategies in fitness facility management, program design and wellness incentives.