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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.

Participants will record their blood pressure readings using an easy-to-use, self-selecting tracking tool. The YMCA will provide options for participants who may need a home blood pressure monitor.

Heart Healthy Ambassadors will train participants on how to use the blood pressure cuffs and provide ongoing support

Sessions and Locations

This self-guided program is four months long, with participants beginning in January, May and September. Participants measure their blood pressure twice a month, attend two personalized consultations per month and attend monthly nutrition education seminars.

Please call 919-582-9396 for more details and to sign up for this program.

Program Dates:

  • June 1 - September 30 (Registration ends May 24.)
  • October 1 - January 31
  • February 1 - May 31

Nutrition seminars are ongoing and offered twice a month. Sign up today

Monthly, third Monday, noon - 1 p.m.

Monthly, third Thursday, 7 - 8 p.m.


All participants must be age 18 or older and be diagnosed with high blood pressure. Additionally, participants can not have experienced a recent cardiac event, have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias or be at risk for lymphedema.

Sign Up

Blood Pressure Self Monitoring is an evidence-based program offered through Y Health. A Y Health membership is for anyone who needs access to quality, evidence-based programs, health coaching and workout facilities. 

Sign up to be notified when new classes start.