Downtown, Pelham, Trussville
As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential. 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 benefit their health.
The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 one-hour, weekly sessions, followed by monthly sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals.Discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem-solving, and much more.Stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals with monthly maintenance sessions.
To qualify for the program, individuals must be overweight and at high risk for developing diabetes or overweight and have been diagnosed by a physician as someone with prediabetes.
If you answer yes to at least two of the following criteria you may also be eligible:
Financial Aid is available for those who qualify. Contact Keesha Nelson to find out if you are eligible.
Contact Keesha Nelson at (205) 801-7224
MISSION: To put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
VISION: We will lead our community to become the healthiest in America.
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