Health & Wellness

This is a 12-week, small-group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have become chronically fatigued or de-conditioned from treatment and disease. The program is offered without cost to the participants. For more information, contact your local Y branch.

  • FREE 12-week YMCA Family Membership
  • Two 75-minute classes per week
  • Full access to the YMCA seven days per week
  • Improve energy levels and self-esteem
  • Build muscle mass and strength
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Improve functional ability to do everyday tasks
Program Qualifications
  • Personally commit to attending all classes
  • Inform their physician of their plan to join the program
  • Give permission for YMCA staff to call physician or person giving treatment when necessary
  • Complete our screening forms and a health questionnaire
  • This class is recommended for individuals who have finished their cancer treatment recently or are survivors looking to regain health and improve their quality of life.


This 12-month program helps overweight adults at risk for type 2 diabetes reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking steps to improve their overall health and well-being. Participants work together in a small group facilitated by a trained Y Lifestyle Coach to achieve the program goals of reducing individual weight by 5-7 percent and building up to 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week.

The $600 program fee is covered by grant funding for anyone who starts participating in a Diabetes Prevention Program class by June 30, 2024, and includes a free Y membership. New cohorts are starting Spring 2024 in:

  • Acushnet (English)
  • New Bedford (English, Spanish, and Portuguese)
  • Wareham (English)

To find out more about the program, contact Rutchell at rcharleus@ymcasc.org.

You may have heard YMCA Southcoast’s very own Lisa Rahn on Fun 107 recently, discussing the program. If not, check out her interview here!

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