Programs & Services
Head into 2018 with a plan in place to lose weight, change habits and become a healthier YOU! Meet once a week as a group for 8 weeks with a wellness coach who will provide guidance on healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle
behaviors. Each session includes a private weigh-in to keep you accountable, nutrition and activity challenges, and education about various healthy living concepts to help you with your journey.
Early Bird Registration: January 1st-5th Cost: $89
Regular Registration:January 6th-20th Cost: $99
How to Register: Fill out both sides of the registration form and stop by the Front Desk of the YMCA of your choice.
Bryan Meeting Info: Wednesday, 6pm
1st session: January 17th, Green Room, 6pm
The goals of the Lighten Up! program are to:
- Equip you with the tools to make healthy choices regarding your nutrition, exercise and lifestyle habits
- Provide you with accountability to your coach for your weight and nutrition
- Introduce you to numerous types of exercise to help you find a match for your personality and preferences
Incentives and Prizes
You will earn points for attending the weekly sessions, weighing in, coming to the Y in between sessions for exercise, and attending special events as described by your coach. The winners will be determined by a combination
of percent of body weight lost plus the points received.
The Grand Prize winner for the YMCA of Greensboro association will be awarded a one-year complimentary adult membership to the YMCA of Greensboro. Runners up will receive membership prizes and other goodies donated by local vendors. Everyone who comes consistently will earn some Y swag to use throughout the program.
Pickleball is a new sport that has been gaining the interest of many and is a great workout! It is offered at the Bryan YMCA Monday - Friday (12:30-3:00pm) and on Saturday (9:00am - 12:00pm). No registration needed!
When: Wednesday 12:30pm-3:00pm
Where: Bryan YMCA Basketball Gym
Cost: No Fee Required for YMCA members. (Non members must pay guest fee)
Contact Antoine Hawkins, Bryan Sports Director, for more information!
The Teen Certification is a two hour class that will allow teens, ages 14-15, to use the Wellness Center without having a parent or guardian present. Teens will learn basic anatomy and physiology, key components to health and well-being, how to use strength and cardio equipment, proper strength training form, and Wellness Center Rules and Policies. Classes will be offered at various times throughout the month. The class is divided into three major portions: a practical, a lecture, and a written test.
Please contact Lauren Marshall, Wellness Coach, at 478.9622 for more information.
Tai chi is often described as “meditation in motion,” but it might well be called “medication in motion.” There is growing evidence that this mind-body practice, which originated in China as a martial art, has value in treating or preventing many health problems. And you can get started even if you aren’t in top shape or the best of health.
In this low-impact, slow-motion exercise, you go without pausing through a series of motions named for animal actions — for example, “white crane spreads its wings” — or martial arts moves, such as “box both ears.” As you move, you breathe deeply and naturally, focusing your attention — as in some kinds of meditation — on your bodily sensations. Tai chi differs from other types of exercise in several respects. The movements are usually circular and never forced, the muscles are relaxed rather than tensed, the joints are not fully extended or bent, and connective tissues are not stretched. Tai chi can be easily adapted for anyone, from the most fit to people confined to wheelchairs or recovering from surgery.
Taught by Eric Reiss.
Monday & Wednesday at 11am in Room 1, $25 for members and $40 for non-members per month.
Wednesday at 7pm in Room 1, $20 for members and $40 for non-members per month.
This evaluation consists of a 1-hour session designed to assess current fitness levels and provide training recommendations for reaching personal goals. The evaluation includes body composition, flexibility, strength, endurance, and cardiovascular tests. This is available for members only and is $15.
If you would like only the Body Composition Analysis it is $5.
Contact Kristi Wallace, Wellness Director, at 336.478.9622 for more information.
Our Wellness Center is fully equipped with a wide variety of cardio and strength training equipment. Need help getting started? Orientations are free to members ages 14 and over.
During orientation, you will be shown how to operate the cardiovascular and strength training equipment. We will develop a personalized workout plan to help you reach your goals.
All youth 14 and 15 years of age are required to complete a teen certification course prior to being allowed to have full fitness center privileges.
Register at the front desk or by calling 336.478.9622.