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.

Limited time offer!

Register by June 12th and Save! YMCA of Delaware members can participate for $99, non-members can participate for $149!

The YMCA’s Weight Loss program is a 12 week 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.

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.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

  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.


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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Stronger Together

At the Y, we stand against all forms of racism, discrimination and hatred. We have a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion and compassion for all.  We share the grief and outrage felt by the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death.  As we watch and experience the unrest and violence that continues to erupt throughout our communities, we acknowledge that this reality is fueled by generations of injustice. Together through the Y, we can be a positive force for change in every community we serve. We must unite. We must be heard, and we must do better.

Notice:

Due to scheduled protests, the Central and Walnut Street YMCA's will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Sussex Family Y will close at 12 p.m. on Friday, June 5th.

The Bear-Family Y outdoor pools will close at 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 7th.

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