For more information or to register for one of these programs:  contact Meagan Meade R.Kin                                                                 Email: Meagan Meade       T: 519-725-8783 ex. 270 

Diabetes Fit-Smart start to healthy living with pre-diabetes or type 2 diabetes

You are not alone in your struggle to get started with a healthier lifestyle. Join others in Diabetes Fit to start                             a safe exercise program and build a foundation of healthy eating in a supportive group setting.

  • Exercise instruction is led by certified staff and based on individual health and fitness levels
  • 12 week program with 2 sessions per week
  • Program is free YMCA members & non-members

Upcoming Programs:  September 23 - December 16, 2019  *no class October 14

Mondays & Wednesdays    1) 10:30-11:30 am       2) 1:00-2:00 pm         3) 6:45-7:45 pm

Move For Health-Your smart start to moving more with a chronic health condition 

Regular exercise can help to improve your mood, energy levels and ability to move better throughout your day. We know that dealing with a chronic health condition can make it challenging to know where to start.

Join Move For Health, where you will receive the support you need to get started at a pace that is best for you.

  • Certified YMCA staff will build an exercise program with you that is tailored to your health and fitness level  
  • 12-week program with 2 sessions per week in a positive, supportive group setting  
  • Program is appropriate for those with conditions including: osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, pre/post joint replacement, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, high blood pressure/cholesterol, stable heart conditions, COPD, diabetes and obesity. Ideal for those transitioning from rehabilitation program to exercise in a community setting

Mondays & Wednesdays  2:30-3:30 pm   OR  Tuesdays & Thursdays  10:45-11:45 am

This program is designated as a Fitness for Breath support.

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Fitness Centre Support-Healthy Hearts

Mondays & Wednesdays  3:30 pm -4:30 pm    Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:00 am-10:00 am, 1:00 pm -3:00 pm

  • Support for SMGH cardiac rehabilitation graduates
  • Connect with Heartwise trained YMCA staff 
  • Support with exercise equipment
  • Blood pressure machine available for pre/post exercise checks


Jamie's Story

Learn how one of our wellness program participants changed his life, and decided to give back to help others do the same.

Learn more about additional Wellness Programs offered at

A.R. Kaufman Family YMCA Wellness Programs

Chaplin Family YMCA Wellness Programs

Waterloo Wellington LHIN Thank you to the Waterloo Wellington LHIN for their support of our Wellness Programs (Diabetes Fit and Move For Health).