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What you get at the Y

  • Free Personalized Wellness Plan
  • Free group exercise classes
  • Reduced program costs
  • Access to all 13 Seattle area Ys

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Before You Visit

Meet your Y membership director, ask a question or even set a time to meet if you like.


Good Goals Are Key

Setting the right goals is an important first step. Most people trying to lose weight focus on just that one goal: weight loss. However, the most productive areas to focus on are the dietary and physical activity changes that will lead to long-term weight change.

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You're ready for change and looking for some options. Wonderful! At the Y we believe you owe it to yourself to be healthy and happy. We believe even small lifestyle changes can lead to great results and the community you'll find at the Y can be a powerful force in helping you achieve those results.

Maintaining a favorable weight level is an important part of our overall health and well-being. Research has shown that your health can be greatly improved by a loss of just 5-10 percent of your starting weight. That doesn't mean you have to stop there, but it does mean that an initial goal of losing 5-10 percent of your starting weight is both realistic and valuable. Being lighter leads to more energy which provides momentum to move even more. And when we're lighter and more active we feel better about ourselves and how we relate to those around us.

We'll partner with you to develop a solid plan that is realistic, tailored to your needs and that will help you reach your goals. Then we'll introduce you to others at the Y who will provide support as you take the first steps on your journey.


Healthy Mindset & Behavior Change

Research has proven that our beliefs and attitudes are some of the most important determinants of success when it comes to making major lifestyle changes. We'll help you employ important self-management strategies like stimulus controls, peer support networks, self-monitoring and self-rewards, to overcome barriers that come between you and your goals.


Creating Lasting Change: Join our Team Weight Loss Program

Free with your Y membership!
We know that it’s hard to achieve your weight loss goals alone. Now, you don’t have to! We’ve assembled a powerful team featuring certified trainers, lifestyle coaches, nutritionists, and other Y members. Together, you’ll set realistic goals, track progress and offer support in a friendly and fun atmosphere. A weekly, one hour team meeting offers support to help when the going gets tough and to celebrate successes along the way! Instead of promising a “quick fix,” this program helps you focus on the importance of physical activity and nutrition, while addressing motivation, obstacles, and pitfalls that make losing weight (and keeping it off) so challenging. Join this FREE program today and learn to lose weight for life!

Program Specifics:
Start Date & Time: Vary by Location
Program Duration: 1 year (12 weeks of weekly meetings, followed by once a month follow up for 9 months)



We all know that being more active will help us lose weight and make us healthier but getting started is a big step. We can smooth the process with one-on-one coaching and programs that will allow you to start by taking smaller steps. The Y offers a wide variety of programs, equipment and activities and we'll help you discover what's enjoyable for you.


Personalized Wellness Plan

When you join the Y you’ll receive a free initial appointment with a lifestyle coach to form your personalized wellness plan, as well as a follow-up in a couple of months. You'll get help focusing on the health and lifestyle changes that you would like to make and setting goals that are clear and realistic. During that time we'll get to know you better, learn about your needs and interests and work with you to develop a step-by-step activity plan that's tailored to you. We'll walk you through our cardio and strength equipment so that you're comfortable with it and talk to you about different programs and classes and introduce you to instructors. If you like, we can even help you find a personal trainer who is a good fit for your needs.


Healthy Eating

With so much information and so little time to plan and prepare, it can seem that eating healthy is a nearly impossible task in today's world. Fear not. The YMCA is here to help you and your family making sense of healthy eating.


Nutrition Coaching

Life is busy and adding another meeting seems impossible, but your health is important to you. Well, you are in luck! The Y is excited to offer phone based nutrition coaching to help you with your health goals. Through this service, you will receive personalized, reputable, supportive information and nutrition coaching from a registered dietitian. All done from the comfort of your own home and on your schedule.