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Downtown Manchester

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

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Downtown Manchester
Welcome Center

(603) 623-3558
rdurand@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
kwelch@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
kwelch@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

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Concord
Welcome Center

(603) 228-9622
jparker@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Strafford County

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

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Strafford County
Welcome Center

(603) 332-7334
rriley@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

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Seacoast
Welcome Center

(603) 431-2334
kmckenna@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

Greater Londonderry

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
sneville@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
sneville@graniteymca.org

We are excited to announce that the Y is now open!

For the continued safety of our members and staff, we will be offering services in phases throughout the summer. Access to the YMCA will require a pre-reservation through your Granite YMCA account. You can learn more about our re-opening and available services here. We will provide updates to members through email, social media and The Granite YMCA mobile app as more services become available.

To all of our member who chose to stay with us during this time, we cannot thank you enough! Because of you, The Granite YMCA has been able to continue supporting our communities during the crisis. We are proud to be offering child care to working families, distributing meals to youth in need, delivering supplies and food to our elderly community, creating virtual workouts to keep our members active and more. We cannot wait to Welcome you Back to the Y!

YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program

 

Can you measure a healthy life? Sure, you can - by the cup, the ounce and the block. If you're at risk for type 2 diabetes, you can make small, measurable changes that can reduce your risk and help you live a happier, healthier life. If you've spent years developing unhealthy habits, you can't expect to change overnight. That's where we come in. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting, healthy lifestyle changes.

If you would like to learn more about our health intervention programs, such as LIVESTRONG at the YMCA or Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring, please visit our Healthy Living Initiatives page.

 

Program Details and Goals

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will facilitate a small group of participants in learning about healthier eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over 25 sessions. The year-long program consists of 16 weekly sessions and 3 sessions every other week during the first 6 months followed by 6 monthly sessions in the second 6 months.

Classes begin with no fewer than 8 participants and no more than 15 participants. If there is space in a newly formed class, you can join up to the 4th session.

 

Program Benefits

 

By participating in this program, you will not only achieve and maintain a more healthy lifestyle, but you will also:

  • Gain a safe space. This program offers a space where you can feel comfortable sharing and learning in private.
  • Make new friends. You will support each other as you all trade old habits for new, healthier ones.
  • Work as a group. You don't have to figure this out alone.
  • Feel increased energy & confidence. You will feel a strong confidence that comes with losing weight and reducing your risk for diabetes.
  • Have flexibility. Begin the program when it's convenient for you, even with the busiest schedule.
 

Program Goals

To help reduce your risk for diabetes, your goal during the first 6 months of the program is to:

  • Reduce your body weight by 7% (example: if you weight 200 lbs, your goal would be to lose 14 lbs)
  • Increase physical activity by 150+ minutes per week (example: a 30 minute brisk walk 5 days per week)

Losing weight, boosting your energy, and reducing your risk for diabetes will improve your health for life!

 

Do I Qualify?

To participate in the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be overweight (BMI ≥ 25)
  • Be diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or gestational diabetes (If a blood test is not available, participants must have a qualifying risk score)

If you are not sure if you are at risk, download our Diabetes Prevention Program Brochure and fill out the risk test. If you score 5 or higher on this test, then you may be at risk for prediabetes or diabetes, and therefore may qualify for the program.

However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes, a condition where blood sugar levels are higher than normal but not high enough for a type 2 diabetes diagnosis.

 

Register or Learn More

If you would like to register this program, fill out our Diabetes Prevention Program Brochure and submit it to Cindy Lafond in any of the following ways:

If have any questions or would like to learn more about the program, please contact:

Cindy Lafond, Association Healthy Living Director
603.232.8668  |  clafond@graniteymca.org

 

YMCA Health INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

As a leader in preventative health care, The Granite YMCA offers a broad range of research-based programs that target specific health issues. All of our programs are people-centric and are designed to help each individual reach a personal best. YMCA certified instructors are there to guide and support each participant while fostering a community where individuals are open to share with other participants. We offer programs for participants who are battling or recovering from cancer, at risk for diabetes, experiencing hypertension, and more. You can learn more about all of our Health Intervention Programs here.