HEALTH & FITNESS

 

 

  

 

 

Personal Training 
Whether you’re new to exercise or someone who wants to take their fitness to the next level, the Mansfield YMCA Personal Training Program will get you results! All of our personal trainers are certified and are motivated to help you reach your goals! Remember, if it doesn't Challenge You it will not Change You!   

Personal Trainers
Chris Hahn
Heidi Cline
Porfirio Sutton
Reynard Owens
Reneta Music
Elijah Cline 
 


Polar BodyAge® Assessment 

Polar BodyAge® system marks a revolution in training, giving a fitness assessment based on the body’s vital statistics. Everyone using the Polar BodyAge® system gets a completely unique and thorough assessment of their physical body age. The assessment provides you with a BodyAge score indicating whether you are above or below your current biological age. Chronologically you may be 30 years old, but physiologically you may be 50. This is dependent on several factors including resting heart rate, blood pressure, body composition, muscular strength, aerobic fitness, heart disease factors and more. This technology is unique and we are proud to say that we are one of few fitness centers to have it. 

Facility Member Rate: $20
Program Member Rate: $35

Click here to view an example of the Polar BodyAge® Assessment 

 

ACTIVELINXX Training System
Fitlinxx is a sophisticated computerized fitness trainer that helps you record the progress and advancement of your personal fitness goals. Fitlinxx is easy to use and a fitness coach will help you set up on all the equipment. The Wellness Staff will educate you on the proper use of various strength and cardio equipment (treadmills, bicycles, elliptical, etc.) This program is highly recommended for new members; see the Wellness Desk for more information or to sign up. FREE TO ALL MEMBERS

Benefits of FITLINXX

  • Records exercises you do, including the weight you’ve lifted and the calories you’ve burned.
  • Helps you achieve a consistent, customized workout every time, at your own pace.
  • Includes step-by-step instructions, immediate feedback, and coaching from exercise to exercise.
  • Remembers your personalized settings on strength training and cardio equipment.
  • Enables you to access your information online and update your workouts at home.
  • Helps you stay motivated with monthly progress reports and stay connected to your YMCA wellness

 

YMCA Weight Loss Program
Lead by a Certified Personal Trainer and Lifestyle Coach, the YMCA Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making modest changes to their daily behaviors and forming sustainable healthy habits.

Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group, successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics may include nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting, and sustainability. Because weight loss is unique to each person, the YMCA Weight Loss Program focuses on helping individuals identify ways to make small changes to their behavior within the context of their own life an in support of their weight loss goals.

Cost:
$60 for members
$120 for non-members

More Info:
TBD
Contact James Twedt, 419-522-3511 x258, for more information

 

Diabetes Prevention Program


The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk for developing type 2 diabetes. The program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The program, which is led by a trained Lifestyle Coach, provides a supportive, small group environment where participants work together to learn about healthier eating habits and how an increase in physical activity can reduce the risk for developing diabetes. This beneficial, 12-month program begins with 16- weekly sessions followed by a monthly maintenance class.

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make these lasting lifestyle and life-saving changes toward your better health.  Research by the National Institutes of Health shows programs such as the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduces new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and over 71% in adults over the age of 60.

Diabetes Prevention Program Fact



Program Goals
Reduce body-weight by 7%
Increase Physical Activity to a minimum of 150 minutes a week 


To Qualify 
1. Must be at least 18 years of age
2. BMI equal to or greater than 25 (BMI of 22 or greater for those of Asian descent)
3. Clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes during a previous pregnancy
4. One of the following blood tests:
     HBA1c between 5.7% and 6.4%
     Glucose between 140 and 199 mg/dL
     Fasting Plasma Glucose between 100 and 125 mg/dL 

Participants may also enroll with a score of 5 or more from the www.doihaveprediabetes.org website also qualifies people at risk who are able to enroll in the YMCA’s DPP. This is the risk test developed and promoted in collaboration by the CDC, ADA, AMA.

OPERS and SERS will now cover the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program for all state and local government retirees who are pre-medicare age!   Go to http://ohioymcadiabetesprevention.org/ for more information. 
 

More information:
Mansfield Area Y Session
Starts May 9th  6:30 -7:30 pm
750 Scholl Road Mansfield, Ohio 44907

Ocie Hill Neighborhood Center Session
Starts May 15th 10:00 - 11:00 am
445 Bowman St. Mansfield, Ohio 44903

Financial assistance, scholarships and stipends are available.
Contact James Twedt at 419.522.3511 ext. 258/jtwedt@mansfieldy.org 

  

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Next Session Begins the week of September 9th
Mansfield and Shelby locations 

Register today!  

The Mansfield YMCA and LIVESTRONG are teaming up to provide a physical activity program for cancer survivors in our community. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants with a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff, and members.

YMCA fitness instructors work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, and supportive cancer care. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not a disease.


        

If you are interested in the program please contact James Twedt at 419.522.3511 x. 258 or email jtwedt@mansfieldy.org

Click below to learn more about the program and the positive impact it has on participants
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhC2DPBeyw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DIdolehrmY 
http://www.richlandsource.com/life_and_culture/cancer-survivors-livestrong-through-program-at-ymca/article_5bc0a712-b6e7-11e4-aea7-834501d20100.html
http://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/local/2015/02/11/cancer-survivors-livestrong-mansfield-ymca/23259545/

 

Enhanced Fitness

Moderate-impact classes with high-impact results

Enhance®Fitness is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed:

  • More energy
  • Better balance
  • Increases in the upper body and lower body strength
  • More flexibility and range of motion
  • Better sleep
  • More feelings of happiness
  • Sense of independence

In addition to the physical benefits, research has shown that, among older adults who participate in Enhance®Fitness, health costs were lowered each year by close to $1,000.

Our aim: To help you feel better
Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Enhance®Fitness is geared toward older adults. Those with a chronic condition, such as arthritis, need not worry; they will never have to do anything that hurts. Participants can use chairs for support, if necessary, and increase the weight they use for strength training at their own pace.

Class Times

11:00 am every Monday, Wednesday & Friday at the Mansfield Area Y
For more information please contact James Twedt at 419.522.3511/jtwedt@mansfieldy.org