Health & Wellness

E.R. Van Zandt Southwest YMCA

The YMCA encourages the development of total health and wellness, making individuals strong in spirit, mind and body. Our Wellness Center is equipped with treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbant bikes, free weights and selectorized strength equipment for our members.

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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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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a research based physical activity program for cancer survivors, including those currently undergoing treatment, that focuses on you- the whole person- not the disease. This 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 mind, body, and spirit. You’ll also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We strive to help in building a support system by providing a place for you to build friendships and a community with others affected by cancer.

For more information, please contact Allie Skaggs at 817-346-8855 or email [email protected].

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The YMCA encourages youth and teens to become physically active and stay on the path of health and wellness. To use the fitness floor, Members ages 8-15 must complete a free Youth and Teen Orientation to learn about:

· Wellness center rules and gym etiquette

· Cardio & strength training fundamentals & strength exercises

· How to safely use fitness equipment & resistance machines

Youth (ages 8-12) and teens (ages 13-15) that successfully complete orientation are granted permission to use equipment appropriate for each age.

Stop by the Fitness Desk to schedule an appointment with a Wellness Coach today.

For more information, click here to view the printable Youth & Teen Orientation Form.


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!

Three free visits with one of our wellness coaches will help you become familiar with the YMCA fitness center, kick-start your workout regimen, or amplify your existing work-out.

We will help you with wellness goals and help identify your barriers to success.

Areas of focus will be determined by your fitness interest.
Receive an equipment-based orientation.

Involve yourself in group exercise classes.

Your trainer/coach will help you decide on an exercise plan to fit your needs for long-term results.

What are you waiting for? It’s FREE. Stop by the Fitness Desk to register for your LIFE CHANGING CHALLENGE today! Ask any fitness staff member for details.

Personal Training

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. We will build a program designed just for you!

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