THE COACH APPROACH®: Keeping People Active

Last year, we kicked off THE COACH APPROACH® a customized, one-on-one support program that helps individuals stick to a fitness routine and keeps them active. The program was developed by medical professionals in response to a shocking new research finding: 98% of the population does not exercise as much as they need to. This statistic can lead to serious diseases and bad health. At the Y we are focused on the prevention of obesity, diabetes and heart disease, which is why we introduced THE COACH APPROACH® program. It is a tool we offer our community that puts them on a path to wellness. This valuable program is part of a Y membership and allows members to be paired with a YMCA personal wellness coach who will help you work through your exercise-related challenges. We’ve already seen results from participants that are adopting healthy habits and changing the way they live their daily lives. Over 4,500 members have enrolled in THE COACH APPROACH® program and are sticking with a regular exercise routine. A COACH APPROACH® Y Story Blanchard Park Y member, Franny Roy, shared that she was suffering from depression, body aches and insecurity before she started working with her wellness coach Mary Austin. She says, “There are so many classes at the Y.  The classes I like best since I endured joint pain from car accidents are: Silver Sneakers, Basic Fitness, Zumba, Chair Yoga and Lap Swimming. Good nutrition is helping me see doctors less. My husband is happy, too. I have learned to heal in many ways and I am enjoying the healthy and miraculous benefits of getting fit at the Y. THANK YOU TO MY COACH, MARY AUSTIN!” Enroll Today If you haven’t exercised 2-3 days a week consistently for 6 months or longer, then THE COACH APPROACH® program is designed for you. To begin your wellness journey to a healthier lifestyle, contact your local YMCA Family Center in Central Florida.