Health & Wellness
Health & Wellness
At The Summerville Family YMCA, we know that fitness involves more than working out. It’s about making good choices to live well inside and out. You’re not only supported by staff, but you’re also part of a community that helps you be your best self at every age.
Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get stronger, eat healthier, fight disease, improve your energy, or lower stress, we have the people and programs in place to help.
The YMCA offers wellness floor orientations for our new and existing members. Orientations are hosted by YMCA wellness floor staff and include information on adjusting equipment to fit you, proper use of equipment and wellness floor etiquette.
Take advantage of our unique KICK START series designed to help you develop a personalized fitness plan and drive results. Challenge yourself with fun workouts and bond with others who share your passion for pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Set goals, participate in learning sessions and work up a good sweat through a cardio workout and weight training.
YMCA Personal Training is a one-on-one session with a personal fitness coach. Our coaches are educated professionals with years of experience who can help any YMCA member including working professionals, new moms, seniors and triathletes.
PEAK Group Training
PEAK Group Training offers individualized coaching in a small group setting, combining the benefits of personal training with the energy of a group class! Our PEAK classes are specifically designed to improve your strength and cardio while providing a fun, challenging workout! Enjoy our Yard and Spark classes for a results-driven experience!
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, SilverSneakers offers a variety of options for all fitness levels and abilities. At the Y, your SilverSneakers benefits include use of our wellness centers, group fitness classes as well as social activities.
Blood Pressure Self Monitoring
The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self Monitoring program is a way for participants to work with healthy heart ambassadors and self-monitor their blood pressure. The program goal is a reduction in blood pressure, better management, increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure and better knowledge to develop healthier eating habits.
Diabetes Prevention Program
In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, a trained Lifestyle Coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can help reduce their risk for diabetes and benefit their overall health. The Diabetes Prevention Program is a recognized program by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Livestrong At The YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with other survivors in a small group setting. Through the program, certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, while improving energy levels and self-esteem.
Women on Weights
This beginner’s level class is designed to give women the knowledge, skills and confidence to start their weightlifting journey. Taught by a certified personal trainer, our WOW class is fun, challenging and rewarding. Workout each class while learning alongside your peers. There are many health benefits to weightlifting so come learn and join in the fun!