Healthy Living is a core focus of our mission and programming at the Stevens Point Area Y. Because we know that healthy lifestyles are achieved through nurturing mind, body, and spirit, well-being and fitness at the Y includes more than just working out. In addition to our physical fitness classes and facilities, we provide educational programs to promote healthier decisions, and offer a variety of programs that support physical well-being, building confidence, and peace of mind.
Through our Wellness & Chronic Disease Prevention department we offer the following programs and courses:
- Health Coaching Program (for Members age 10 and up)
A six week program with a minimum of four 60-minute meetings with your health coach. You will receive guided support and encouragement to help break through barriers that are impeding your health and wellness goals. This program is free to Y Members and available by appointment with the Wellness Center.
- Healthy Weight & Your Child (Families with kids ages 7-13)
Kids in the above age-range with a body mass index greater than or equal to the 95th percentile, meet in groups of 10-15, with an adult caregiver, for 25 sessions over a period of 15 weeks. This program creates a fun, safe, and active environment for kids and their peers to explore and adopt proven methods for reaching a healthy weight and living a healthier lifestyle. Contact Joe Seubert, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Kids Cooking Class (Ages 7-10, and 11-14)
Budding chefs take part in a series of six workshops to learn the basics of choosing, preparing, combining and cooking, and cleaning up food.
- Diabetes Prevention & Management (Age 18 and up)
The Y’s Prevention Program helps those at risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight. Held in a classroom setting, with a trained lifestyle coach, participants meet weekly for 16 sessions, every other week for 3 sessions, and monthly for 6 sessions, for a total of 25 sessions over the course of one-year.
The Management Program is an evidence-based, 12-week exercise program designed to help adults manage type 2 diabetes. Financial assistance is available.
For more information about of the above programs and services, contact Lindsay Kruzitski, Director of Chronic Disease Prevention, at 715.342.2980, ext 306 or email@example.com.