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Allard Center of Goffstown

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@graniteymca.org

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Allard Center of Goffstown
Welcome Center

(603) 497-4663
lharley@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
lfitzgerald@graniteymca.org

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Greater Londonderry
Welcome Center

(603) 437-9622
lfitzgerald@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!

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!

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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!

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!

Healthy Starts Here

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, diabetes, hypertension and more.


Diabetes Prevention Program

Did you know? 58% of new cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented through programs like the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program. 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. The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program gives you the skills you need and the support you deserve to make lasting lifestyle changes.

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. 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)

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Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

According to the American Heart Association, nearly 80 million adults have high blood pressure in the United States. The YMCA's Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. The four-month program focuses on regular home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques, one-on-one consultations with a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, support and group-based nutrition education for better blood pressure management.

Program Details and Goals:

During this program, our goal is to see a reduction in blood pressure, better blood pressure management, increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure, and an enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits. To sign up, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has served more than 30,000 cancer survivors in more than 400 communities across the nation. This is a FREE 12 week, small group program for adult cancer survivors, family members, and caregivers. Through this program, we support cancer survivors in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the time of feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to return to their normal life. Through this program, we create communities among cancer survivors and help guide them on their journey to reclaim health and wellness.

Program Details and Goals:

LIVESTRONG meets twice a week for 75 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease participants back into fitness and help further their wellness journey. Program exercises help reduce the severity of therapy side effects, prevent unwanted weight changes, and improve energy levels and self-esteem. In this program, we aim to:

  • Build muscle mass and muscle strength
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Improve functional ability
  • Build companionship and share stories of inspiration
  • Develop their own physical fitness program to continue practicing a healthy lifestyle
  • Improve energy levels and self esteem

Our staff are trained exercise specialists. They understand participant needs and help each individual address them safely while everyone works at their own pace. Instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, and supportive cancer care. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA instructors come from varied backgrounds and have particular expertise in group exercise and personal training. Staff work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs so participants can practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of the recovery process, but as a way of life.

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Tai Ji Quan™

Falls are not a normal part of aging. You can help reduce your risk of a fall with Tai Ji Quan™. This program aims to improve balance, coordination, and stability using gentle, low-impact movements based on the forms of Tai Chi. This progressive, evidence-based, 24-week program has been shown to increase confidence, reduce the risk of falling, and enhance overall fitness for participants. All levels are welcome. This program can accommodate individuals who need some assistance with walking, such as use of a cane. Take steps now to reduce your risk of a fall and maintain an active and independent lifestyle!

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Walk With Ease

The Arthritis Foundation's program, Walk With Ease, is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve overall health. No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, this 6 week program can teach you how to safely make physical activity part of your everyday life.

Walking puts less stress on the body than most other forms of aerobic exercise – the kind that builds stamina and boosts cardiovascular fitness. Walking is an especially good exercise choice for people who are older or have been less active. The Walk With Ease program contents are based on the latest research in exercise science, plus lots of hands-on, helpful suggestions from thousands of people both with and without arthritis, who have shared their experiences to help make walking work for them.

Program Details and Goals:

Studies by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging of the University of North Carolina show that Walk With Ease is proven to:

  • Reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis
  • Increase balance, strength and walking pace
  • Build confidence in your ability to be physically active
  • Improve overall health

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Coming soon! Enhance®Fitness

Enhance®Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Enhance®Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, and the National Council on Aging.

During each class, participants will experience:

  • A certified instructor with special training
  • Exercises focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance which can help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms
  • An atmosphere that encourages social interaction, which is a vital part of health and well-being for older adults

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Register or Learn More

For more information about dates, program fees, or financial assistance, please contact:

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