Health and wellness at the Y is much more than just working out. Participate in educational, evidence-based, and supportive programs to improve your body, mind, and spirit.

YMCA Weight Loss Program

Learn how to eat healthier, move more, and lose weight with the YMCA's Weight Loss Program. No gimmicks no restrictive approaches — just the tools you need to achieve your wellness goals.

This program will provide strategies to incorporate nutrition and physical activity into your lifestyle, keep you motivated, and address the obstacles and pitfalls that make losing weight, and keeping it off, a challenge. You'll meet weekly with a small group for one hour in a classroom. This supportive network will help when the going gets tough and celebrate success along the way.


  1. 12 weeks with 1 session a week
  2. For adults 18 years or older
  3. FREE for YMCA members


Health & Wellness Screenings

The Vanderbilt YMCA offers FREE Body Composition and Blood Pressure screenings every first Monday of the month from 12-2 PM and 5-7 PM. Screenings will be held in the first floor lobby area. No appointment is necessary.


Nutritional Consultation

Are you tired of diets that don’t work? Are you concerned with high cholesterol levels? Is your diet helping you to meet your sport-specific goals?

Susan Karp, our registered dietician, will meet with you to give you the information and support you need to develop and maintain your specific nutritional goals.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please contact Adam Gruberger at 212-912-2523 or


Massage Therapy

Far beyond simply feeling good, massage has an impressive range of documented effects and benefits. With a variety of hands-on methods, a skilled massage practitioner not only stretches and loosens muscle and connective tissue, but also greatly improves blood flow to the heart. Sensory receptors in the skin and muscles wake up, bringing new awareness to areas that have felt cut off by chronic tension patterns. The release of muscular tension also helps to unblock and balance the overall flow of life energy throughout the body. Treat yourself to the benefits of massage today.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment, please contact Adam Gruberger at 212-912-2523 or


Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program supports adults with hypertension in lowering and managing their blood pressure. The four-month program focuses on practicing home self-monitoring of blood pressure readings and individualized nutrition education for better blood pressure management.

Develop strategies for healthier eating habits and controlling blood pressure through diet, and learn about triggers that elevate blood pressure levels while working to reduce your blood pressure and reducing risk for heart attack or stroke.


  1. Four month program with two personalized consultations per month and monthly nutrition seminar
  2. For adults 18 years or older 
    • Diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or are on antihypertensive medication 
    • Have NOT experienced a recent (within the last 12 months) cardiac event 
    • DO NOT have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias currently 
    • DO NOT have or are at risk for lymphedema 
  3. Free for YMCA members


LiveSTRONG at the YMCA

A free program for adult cancer survivors to achieve their holistic health goals, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA offers a personalized physical activity and well-being program, and provides a supportive community. 

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve goals related to strength, flexibility, and endurance while building confidence. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LiveSTRONG at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind, and body.


  1. 12 weeks with two 60 minute sessions a week
  2. For adults 18 years or older
    • Requires referral and medical clearance from physician
  3. FREE for YMCA members


New Member Orientation

New to the Y? We offer a complimentary fitness orientation with one of our staff for all new members as an introduction to our cardiovascular and strength training equipment. To schedule an appointment, stop by the Member Services Desk or contact us.


Y Fit Start

New to the gym or getting restarted after a long break away? Get help with Y Fit Start, our free program designed to make working out less intimidating and more fun. During your 12 weeks, your Y Fit Start coach will provide personal instruction, support, and motivation to help keep you on track to achieving your health goals.


  1. 4 sessions during 12 weeks
  2. For adults 18 years or older
  3. FREE for YMCA members

To schedule an appointment, stop by the Member Services Desk or contact us.

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