YMCA Weight Loss Program



"What I liked about this program is that it's not a fad and it's not a gimmick. It's a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits." - Arielle from Houston, TX
"I enjoyed this program and it helped me a lot. It's a program that gives you a lot of knowledge and tools to help you lose weight." - Melvin from Cincinnati, OH

No Gimmicks and No Restrictions

Participating in the 12-week YMCA Weight Loss Program is a great way to learn how to eat healthier, move more and lose weight. There are no gimmicks and no restrictive approaches - just the tools you need to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle to achieve your wellness goals.



  • Group-based program (8-16 people)
  • Meets 1 hour per week for 12 consecutive weeks
  • Participants weigh-in, track their food and physical activity, and create SMART goals each week
  • Weekly discussion topics include creating a supportive environment, goal setting, balanced eating, physical activity, positive psychology and sustainability
  • Participants are invited to engage in activities offered at the Y that support their weight loss goals every week