Weight Loss Program

Learn how to eat healthier, move more, and lose weight. No gimmicks, no restrictive approaches — just the tools you need to achieve your wellness goals while keeping you motivated.

When it comes to losing weight, there isn’t a “one size fits all” strategy. That’s why the YMCA’s Weight Loss Program teaches you how to design your own plan that you can sustain over time.

Led by a trained facilitator who creates a safe and supportive environment for all, participants in the program meet in a small group setting for one-hour each week for 12 weeks. Our facilitators guide discussions on goal setting, balanced eating, physical activity, stress, mindfulness and more.

For the class schedule or to register, click the “get started” button below and search for the keyword “weight loss”.



  1. 12 weeks with 1 session a week
  2. For adults 18 years or older
  3. Provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you
  4. The cost of the 12-week program is $249 for YMCA of Delaware members.

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.

How much does it cost?
The cost of the 12-week program is $249 for YMCA of Delaware members.

What happens during each weekly session?
Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, and discuss as a group successes/challenges. Weekly topics will help them develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include nutrition, physical activity, stress, 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.

Does the program use a wearable technology or a fitness tracking device?
Wearable technology or fitness trackers are not required, but the Myzone heart rate monitor is encouraged for all participants.  Learn more about Myzone.

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.

For more information:

Brandywine YMCA: Terri Borkland, tborkland@ymcade.org

Central:  Megin Hewes, mhewes@ymcade.org

Western: Agnes Serafin, aserafin@ymcade.org

Bear-Glasgow:  Alexis Drew, adrew@ymcade.org

Dover:  Sheri Minear, sminear@ymcade.org

Sussex: Lori Waldee-Warden, lwaldee-warden@ymcade.org

Our Mission

The YMCA is an association of people of all ages, ethnic groups and religious affiliations that strives to cultivate the human potential, self-esteem, and dignity of all people. Our organization exists to develop and practice the Christian principles of love, caring, inclusiveness, justice and peace…and to enrich the emotional, physical and social life of all individuals, families and our community.


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