Health & Wellness

Ryan Family YMCA

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.

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Youth & Teen


YMCAs offer teen-oriented facilities at the Northpark YMCA and Ryan Family YMCA. In addition, other branches offer classes, activities and programs designed especially to keep teens active and strong.

To find out what programs are offered at your specific branch, look at information on your branch’s website. If you don’t have a local branch, you can find all of the locations here .


  1. Yellow Card:  Members between the ages of 12-15 may use the circuit & cardio machines (not free weights) after they attend the Fundamentals of Fitness class, have two orientations, and wear a yellow orientation card at all times on the fitness floor.
  2. Blue Card:  Members between the ages of 12-15 may use the free weight area if they are an athlete and their school coach has completed the Blue Card Participation Form (See front desk or wellness desk for more information).
  3. Red Card:  Members between the ages 8-11 who have completed the youth orientation and Fundamentals of Fitness class will receive a red orientation card.  The red card gives youth access to the circuit equipment in the Y Express. Youth may also use the cardio equipment on the main fitness floor after a cardio equipment orientation and must remain within an arm’s length from their parent or guardian at all times. Youth 8-11 are not allowed on the free weight equipment on the main fitness floor.
  4. Youth participation in Group Exercise classes is permitted as long as they are able to fully participate in class.