diabetes class discussion

Diabetes Prevention

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is an innovative lifestyle modification program designed to help those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes to reduce their risk and gain tools for healthy living.

Led by a YMCA trained lifestyle coach, the program focuses on healthy eating, increasing physical activity and losing a modest amount of weight to reduce the risk for type 2 diabetes.

This program is currently offered at our Pleasant Hill branch. Contact Tracy Rogers for more info: trogers@ymca-cba.org
Instructor leading senior cardio fitness class.

Healthy Heart

This safe and supportive program offers classes for all fitness levels to address heart problems, diabetes, vascular disorder, high blood pressure, stroke-risk, and weight issues.

Supervised by Cardiac nurses and YMCA exercise instructors, you will be given workouts with a cardiovascular/aerobic training component followed by strength training/flexibility/balance cool down. Blood pressure and health checks are available before each class.

This program is offered at our Albany and Berkeley branches. For more information, contact Wellness Director, Noel Panganiban: npanganiban@ymca-cba.org
Trainer working with member on weight loss goals

Lose to Win

This program focuses on the importance of physical activity and nutrition, while also discussing motivation, obstacles, and pitfalls that make losing weight (and keeping it off) challenging.

A weekly, group based, one hour meeting provides a supportive network of others working on similar goals to help when the going gets tough and to celebrate successes along the way! Get started on creating lasting change!

Lose to Win is offered at our Berkeley and Pleasant Hill branches. To begin the process, schedule a 10-minute chat with Tracy Rogers, Diabetes Prevention Program Coordinator, and confirm your readiness for the program. trogers@ymcaeastbay.org | (925) 887-4511
Personal trainer working with client.

Project Recovery

Project recovery is an adaptive group exercise program for individuals who are orthopedically multi-handicapped, moderately self-ambulatory (i.e. 6 months or more post stroke), or living with other health impairments.

Project Recovery is offered at our Pleasant Hill branch. Contact Libby Luxemburg, Project Recovery Coordinator, for more information: (925) 887-4534
CPR training


Learn how to respond to an emergency situation and provide the necessary care needed. This CPR and First Aid training will teach you to effectively give emergency care to infants, children, and adults. Upon successful completion, participants receive certificates for Standard First Aid (valid for two years) and Adult, Infant and Child CPR (valid for two years).

CPR / First Aid Training is offered at our Berkeley and Pleasant Hill branches. Contact Erik Andersen, Associate Aquatics Director, for more information! eandersen@ymcaeastbay.org | (510) 665-3215