Adult Autism Programs
Quad F- FRIENDS, FUN, FITNESS AND 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.
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.
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 YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program uses a CDC-approved curriculum and is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
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, 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
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.
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.
Youth Autism Programs
FITing Another Piece of the Puzzle & Voices Together
The Ragsdale Family YMCA offers programs for exercise and social skills and a program for music for youth and teens on the autism spectrum. These programs are led by UNCG students and founded and funded by the David and Donna Griffin foundation.