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The YMCA of Greensboro has a variety of special programs to help our community, from MS Water Fitness, swim lessons for those with diverse abilities and more.

 

Autism Programs

We offer several programs for individuals with autism, including youth and adults.

 

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

This four-month program focuses on regular home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, one-on-one consultations with a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, individualized support and group-based nutrition education for better blood pressure management.

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Diabetes Prevention

The Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.

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Fall Prevention

Moving For Better Balance is a 12-week evidence-based group exercise program that is led by a qualified instructor and teaches eight movements modified especially for fall prevention. The program works to improve balance, muscle strength, flexibility and mobility to enhance overall physical health, which leads to better functioning in daily activities.

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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a small-group physical activity and well-being program which meets at the YMCA twice a week for 12 weeks for 90 minutes each session. At the Y, we create a welcoming community in which cancer survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.

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MS Water Fitness

A class designed for people with MS to help with daily functions, offered at the Spears YMCA. Workouts are designed to increase muscular strength and mobility. This group is sponsored by the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and is free to those who have MS.

 

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Parkinson's Cycle

Pedaling an indoor cycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Our Parkinson's Cycle program focuses on improving the quality of life of Parkinson’s Disease patients and their caregivers, educating patients, caregivers and the general public and supporting research dedicated to the prevention and treatment of Parkinson's Disease.

 

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