February 2017: Mercy Medical Center – Des Moines and YMCA of Greater Des Moines jointly announced that they have agreed to end their partnership of the YMCA Healthy Living Center. The Joint Operating Agreement, established in 2009, under which the YMCA operated the facility, will be dissolved, bringing management of the facility solely to Mercy, effective April 1, 2017. See the full press release.
For questions on how this will impact your membership, please call 515-226-9622. Find information about the YMCA's eight other branches and monthly membership rates here.
The YMCA of Greater Des Moines is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.
Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program
Participants will work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the 4 month program to improve their heart health. Monitor blood pressure, attend consultations and nutrition seminars. This program is FREE.. for more information, click HERE.
Weight Loss programs at the Y-HLC!
4 Weeks To A Healthier You - 4-week program increasing self confidence to initiate and sustain positive healthy habits. New program starts every month!
Move Well Today - a diabetes exercise and education program for individuals diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Learn more about these programs here.
A group exercise program designed to help adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. Classes are led by a certified instructor and progress is measured with a follow up fitness check after four months of attendance in class. For more registration information - click HERE.
Tips to Prevent Falls
There are simple steps you can take to prevent falls for older adults or adults with a disability. Click HERE to learn more about fall prevention from the Iowa Fall Prevention Coalition.