Adaptive Health

Fitness & Healthy Living

Adaptive Health Programming

Diabetes Prevention

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps overweight adults at risk for type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for developing the disease by taking steps that will improve their overall health and well-being.

If you’re at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life.

Change is tough—we can help.


  • 25 sessions delivered over the course of one year.
  • Led by a trained Lifestyle Coach.
  • A group that offers motivation and support.

Free Program for qualifying participants –  Space is limited

For Information about the YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program and how to qualify please contact:
Check back for spring 2024 dates or contact Keesha Nelson at 

Classes will be held at:

Oak Street Health
633 Tuscaloosa Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL 35111

New Hope Center 
1741 Jefferson Avenue SW, Birmingham, AL, 35211

Northeast YMCA
628 Red Lane Road, Birmingham Al 35215



Parkinson's Support

Are you or someone you know affected by Parkinson’s disease?


Total Parkinson’s

Total Parkinson’s is a free exercise program customized for individuals with Parkinson’s. The participants will meet three times weekly with PWR!Moves trained professionals who will lead comprehensive sessions focusing on balance, memory and cognition, posture, strength and joint mobility.


  • Monday April 29 – July 19, 2024
  • Monday July 29 – October 18, 2024
  • Monday October 28 – January 17 2025
  • Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 12:30PM – 1:15PM


Greystone YMCA 5414 US-280 Birmingham, AL 35242,  Large Group Exercise Room

Registration: Registration is required for this course. Candidates must sign and return a digital welcome packet with intake forms that can be completed at home. Once received, one of our specialized trainers will perform a brief in-person movement assessment with each candidate at the Greystone YMCA.

Parkinson’s Support Group

Our goal is to provide education, fellowship, and resources for those with Parkinson’s and their care partners.

Greystone: Support Group meets the 2nd Tuesday each month 1-2:30pm.

Contact Andrea Pindroh for more information.

Trussville: Support Group meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month 1-2pm.

Contact Richard Payne for more information.

Pelham: Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays each month 10:30-12pm.

Contact Alane Cleavelin for more information