Strength in Community: YMCA Evidence-Based Wellness Programs

Friday, February 22, 2019

Whether you’re looking to lose weight, get stronger, eat healthier, fight disease, improve your energy, or lower stress, we have people and programs in place to help. Healthy living is more than exercise, that’s why we take a holistic approach and make wellness accessible.

Learn more about great programs available locally to support your wellness goals:

Moving For Better Balance

Moving for Better Balance is an evidence-based, falls-prevention program that uses the principles and movement of Tai Chi to help older adults improve balance and increase confidence for everyday activities.
Spring session begins March 6 at the Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA

  • Classes are Wednesdays & Fridays, 2 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Contact (919-987-8837) to enroll or learn more about Fall 2019 session.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with nine other survivors in a small group setting. Through the program, certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve energy levels and self-esteem.
Spring session begins April 29 at the Chapel Hill - Carrboro YMCA

Diabetes Prevention Program

Now available at no cost to participants, 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.
A new group is starting soon in the Chapel Hill area.