Learn Healthy Choices with the Y

The YMCA's Weight Loss Program provides curriculum, tools and group support to guide individuals in developing a nutrition and exercise plan. Each week, participants will weigh in, learn about a weight loss topic and discuss successes and challenges with the group.

This is a 12-week long program. Participants will meet for one session per week, and must be age 18 or older.

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Register for a Weight Loss Program at the YMCA


The YMCA Weight Loss Program is currently offered throughout the year at various locations throughout the Association.


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If you do not see a program in your area, please fill out THIS FORM, and someone from our Healthy Living Team will get back to you.​​​​​​​


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Weight Loss Program? The Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits.
  • Who can enroll in the Weight Loss Program? The program is designed for adults 18 years and older who desire a healthier weight. This program is not intended for individuals with specialized needs due to chronic disease or the onset of chronic disease.
  • How long is the program and how often does it meet? This is a 12-week program that meets one time per week. Each weekly session is 60 minutes.
    • What happens during each weekly session? Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.
  • What can I expect from this program? This program will introduce participants to behaviors that have been shown to lead to sustained weight loss, and help participants develop those behaviors in ways that fit into their personal lifestyle.
  • Will I receive a personalized nutrition or exercise plan in this program? Because weight loss is unique to each person, this program focuses on helping individuals identify ways to make small, modest changes to their behavior within the context of their own life and in support of their weight loss goals. The tools provided during this program, along with the knowledge and support of the group, are used by participants to develop their own nutrition and exercise plans that work for them.
  • Will anyone see my weight during weekly weigh-ins? Participants weigh in weekly during the 12-week program. This will happen in a private location with only the participant and program facilitator present. Once collected, this information is used only in aggregate form to help assess the program’s quality.