Moving for Better Balance
In the United States, fall-related injuries are a major public health concern for individuals over 65 as well as those living with chronic conditions such as heart disease.
Open to members and potential members, 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. Participation in the program may also result in better mental health, reduced stress, improved memory and cognition, and increased self-esteem.
In addition to the program's physical benefits, the safe, supportive group setting provides an opportunity for participants to enjoy learning with like-minded adults and find relief from the isolation that can sometimes come from living with limited mobility.
Contact Tracie Heavner for details on when the program will be offered, eligibility and pricing.
Adult Autism Program: Quad F
Quad F- Friends, Fun, Fitness & Fusion
We are an alliance that focuses on welcoming people on the Autism Spectrum. Quad F is dedicated to developing friendships, motivating each other, having fun and promoting fitness, fusion and community engagement. At the Spears Y during the 8 sessions, the participants will eat together and do at least two of the following activities: swim, basketball, Zumba, Pickleball, workout in fitness room, play board games, etc.
This program was made possible through a challenge grant from the Tannenbaum-Sternberger Foundation.
Youth Autism Program: FITting Another Piece in the Puzzle
FITting Another Piece in the Puzzle
The Ragsdale Family YMCA offers FITting Another Piece in the Puzzle for exercise and social skills for youth and teens on the autism spectrum. The program is led by UNCG students and founded and funded by the David and Donna Griffin foundation.
*min 10 to run program
Registration will open in August. For more information, contact Marlee at 336.882.9622.
Music Program for Youth with Autism
Voices Together in the Community
Support your child this summer as they participate in an interactive program that helps them expand their language, socialization and expression of emotions. Music engages children in a creative and positive experience that increases participation and produces real results. Groups start the week of June 17th and continue through the week of August 12th, with a break the week of July 1st. Contact Marlee for details: Marlee.Rindal@ymcagreensboro.org
Pedaling an indoor cycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson’s disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace – optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute. Fast pedaling is not a cure for Parkinson’s disease and should not be touted as such, but compelling evidence shows that it does make a real difference for many who try it. We do know that fast-paced cycling is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before this, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease. This program is offered at Ragsdale Y and Spears Y thanks to donations from our members and the following: Bodford Family Foundation Canovai & Associates Crescent Rotary ECSG, Inc Hamil-Kerr Foundation.
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is a free program designed for cancer survivors 18 years and older who have become de-conditioned and fatigued from their treatment.
This program is offered at Bryan Y, Hayes-Taylor Y, Reidsville Y, Ragsdale Y and Spears Y.
The goals of the program include:
- Improving strength and endurance
- Increasing flexibility and day-to-day activities
- Reducing the severity of therapy side effects
- Preventing unwanted weight changes
- Improving self esteem and energy levels
Diabetes Prevention Program
Resolve To Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
The YMCA of Greensboro would like to help you along your journey towards preventing the onset of type 2 diabetes. The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program offers a variety of classes at all of our branches registering now!
The Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
Adaptive Swim Lessons
In partnership with Autism Speaks, Ragsdale YMCA offers Diverse Abilities Swim Lessons to empower all individuals to feel comfortable around water. The goal is to offer water safety and swimming lessons in a safe, inclusive environment for all participants.
The Diverse Abilities Swim Lesson Program will offer basic water safety instruction, introduction to the water, and beginner level swimming skills. There will be a 1:1 teacher-to-student ratio for all classes. These classes are designed for ages 3-18.
Contact Justine at email@example.com for more information.
MS Water Fitness
This Spears Y class allows you to exercise without putting excess strain on your joints and muscles. The gentle activities in warm water, with guidance from an MS Society-certified instructor, will help you gain strength and balance, increase circulation and maintain or improve range-of-motion.
Physician Referral Program (Cone Health)
As part of the YMCA’s collaboration with Cone Health, Debbie Kinney, RN, is on site at the Spears YMCA offering health assessments, lab screening events, wellness counseling, and Cone Health speakers. Lab tests are offered at a reduced cost to YMCA members. Testing is available by appointment during the Wellness Nurse office hours. Payment by cash or check only.