Y Weight Loss Program
The Weight Loss Program is 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.
This 12-week program is designed for adults 18 years and older who desire a healthier weight. This program is not intended for individuals with specialized needs due to chronic disease or the onset of chronic disease.
Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.
For more information, contact Ruth Thompson-Murillo!
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment, focuses on you- the whole person- not the disease. The free 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. You’ll also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We encourage a warm spirit of community and provide a place for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer and an opportunity to share stories and inspiration.
To register or for more information, please contact the Benbrook YMCA at 817-249-0500.
YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program
As a leading nonprofit for strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y believes that all people should be able to live life to its fullest, healthiest potential.
In the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program a trained lifestyle coach will introduce topics in a supportive, small group environment and encourage participants as they explore how healthy eating, physical activity and behavior changes can benefit their health.
What is prediabetes?
Prediabetes occurs when blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis. Risk for developing type 2 diabetes may be reduced or eliminated by weight loss, healthier eating and increased physical activity. More than 86 million Americans have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes.
Prediabetes may be reversible; diabetes has no cure.
- The 12-month group-based program consists of 16 one-hour, weekly sessions, followed by monthly sessions led by a trained lifestyle coach who facilitates a small group of people with similar goals.
- Stay motivated to maintain progress towards program goals with monthly maintenance sessions.
- Discuss topics such as healthy eating, increasing physical activity, reducing stress, problem solving, and much more.You do not have to be a member of the YMCA to participate in this program – participants will get a 1 year membership to the Fort Worth YMCA.
- Lose 7% of your body weight
- Gradually increase your physical activity to 150 minutes per week.
The Wellness staff at the Benbrook Community Center YMCA is here to assist you in improving your total health and wellness.
Personal training is an individualized one-on-one program with a certified personal trainer that is directed to assist you in achieving and maintaining a desired fitness level through strength training, cardiovascular conditioning and weight management. Whether you are looking to lose a few pounds, maintain, or even become a better athlete we have a trainer for you.
Personal Training Rates
- Single Session: $50
- 6 Sessions: $270
- 12 Sessions: $430
- Partner Personal Training
- 6 Sessions: $360 (Price to be divided among 2-4 people)
- 2-4 participants
- Online Coaching—4 week personalized routine
- Member: $140
- Non-Member: $200
*Can be tailored specifically to prepare for Obstacle Course Races (Spartan, Tough Mudder), Triathlons, Running, Powerlifting, Bodybuilding, etc.
Life Changing Challenge
It takes 21 days to form a habit. Let the YMCA help you form new habits this year! Try our 21 day Life Changing Challenge. You will have three appointments in three weeks with one of our trainers. They’ll help you with wellness goals and identify and overcoming barriers to success. What are you waiting for? It’s FREE for Y members!
Taught by our nationally certified instructors, Y Warrior is an indoor/outdoor boot camp specifically programmed to develop power, strength and endurance for all fitness levels. Using the best equipment and training protocols, expect to be challenged and pushed to achieve a better you. Plus, earn free prizes for attending classes.
Registration for Y Warrior gives you access to any YMCA Y Warrior class at any one of our branch locations. Find all locations at ymcafw.org/ywarrior.
Contact our Health and Wellness Coordinator, Daniel Harber at [email protected] for more information.
CPR/First Aid Classes
CPR participants will learn and practice the skills necessary to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, as well as be
able to use the Automated External Defibrillator. First Aid participants will learn and practice the skills necessary to perform basic First Aid safely ad effectively. All participants will take a practical and written exam and, upon successful completion of the class, will receive a certification card from the American Safety & Health Institute. Space is limited, so please register early.
Financial assistance is available.
Youth and Teen
Kid Fit is for our youth members ages 5-12. Participants will be engaged in organized game play with a warm up and cool down during each session. Activities are chosen by our youth members and can include games such as: freeze tag, crab soccer, dodge ball, and kickball. This class is free to our members. Youth members should come to class dressed appropriately. No open-toed shoes, crocs, heely’s, skirts, or flip flops will be allowed.
Ages: 5-12 years old
When: Tuesday/Thursday 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
The YMCA’s Home School P.E. program is designed to help your kids improve fitness and motor skills. School-age children will get a structured class through individual and group activities. Click the link for the 2019 Home School P.E. program schedule and rates.
Youth members ages 8-12 will participate in one one-hour educational sessions that will include training in nutrition, flexibility, and cardiovascular exercise. Students will know how to stretch properly and workout on select cardiovascular exercise, Teen members ages 10-15 must complete a training course in order to use the equipment in the fitness center. Students should come to class prepared to do a short workout. This class is free to our members.
Ages: 10-15 years old
Teen Orientations can be made by appointment only with a Wellness coach. Appointments can be made at the Member Services desk.
Ages: 8-12 years old
Tuesdays: 5:00pm or by appointment
Group Exercise Classes
Group Exercise is Your Way to Live Better!
From traditional aerobics to danced-based classes, the YMCA offers a variety of classes to engage those who want to get their workout in a social, group format.
Classes are an excellent way to get back into a workout routine!
- No time to exercise? Check the schedule to find a class that works when you’re available.
- Not sure what to do when you get to the gym? Let our instructors expand your exercise repertoire.
- Not enough hours in the day? Come to a class to make the absolute most of your time.
- Out of excuses? Here’s what we have to offer: Check out our Group Exercise Schedule.
Youth members ages 8 and older may participate in youth classes, with the exception of Body Pump, after completing the Youth and Teen Orientation. Participation is at instructor’s discretion. Youth members may participate as long as they are dressed appropriately, can participate fully, and are not a distraction to other class participants.