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.
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 12p - 2pm
DeVos-Blum Family YMCA in Boynton - *Turf ONLY* - Wednesdays/Fridays 10 - 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 2:30pm
Peter Blum Family YMCA in Boca - Wednesdays at 12pm
-REGISTER for cycle classes HERE
For more information on Parkinson's classes, CLICK HERE.
Enhance Fitness 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.
NEXT SESSION STARTS at the Boca YMCA on October 25, 2021 - sessions are held Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays at 12:15p-1:15p and 1:30p-2:30p.
COST: Free for Y members, $42 per month for non-members.
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 provided at NO COST thanks to generous funding from the Quantum Foundation and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County.
NEXT SESSION STARTS October 22, 2021 - sessions are held on Fridays for six weeks from 9:30am-12pm at the Delray Senior Resource Center: 708 W. Atlantic Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33444.
Incentives include Publix and Walmart gift cards, glucometers and test strips.
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.
NEXT SESSION STARTS at the Boynton YMCA on November 2021 - sessions held 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.
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 program is VIRTUAL AND IN-PERSON. 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.