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 

 


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 

 


Specialized Group Training (7 Sessions)
If you have a specialized health condition, such as MS, a stroke survivor, etc., or are just coming off physical therapy, try this small group training class. You will be working with a certified personal trainer who will lead you through a full body workout program to help improve your strength, balance, and quality of life.

Limit 2 per class. Physician Release Form may be required before participation in this program.
Class Times Available Upon Request
Facility Member Rate: $60
Program Member Rate: $85

 


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

 

 

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 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:
Next session to start Sept. 25th so register today
You do not need to be a member of the Mansfield Area Y to participate.
Financial assistance, scholarships and stipends are available.
Contact James Twedt at 419.522.3511 ext. 258/jtwedt@mansfieldy.org 

 

 

 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Next class begins September 11th 
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. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal". The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not a disease.

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.

"I also wanted to let you (and the LiveStrong at the YMCA training team!) that I have been really encouraged by the program so far.  What a blessing to combine a support group with building physical strength." -LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Participant 

        

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/


The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program is supported by:

                 




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
We are proud to announce that we will be starting Enhance Fitness classes at Mansfield Memorial Homes in Winter 2017
For more information please contact James Twedt at 419.522.3511/jtwedt@mansfieldy.org