COMMUNITY CLASSES

We have a variety of classes available to members and potential members. Upcoming classes are listed below.

  • Living Well with Diabetes
  • Living Well with Chronic Conditions
  • Aging Mastery Program
  • Healthy Eating Class
  • Diabetes Prevention
  • Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance- Next class beginning February 23 via ZOOM
  • S.A.I.L. (Stay Active & Independent for Life) -Next class beginning March 8 via ZOOM Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays from 10am-11am. Registration is required and participants must commit to attending at least 16 of the 24 classes.
     

Living Well with Chronic Conditions

Living Well with Chronic Conditions is designed to improve the self-management skills of people living with ongoing health issues. Conditions like arthritis, mental health conditions, chronic pain, cancer, or diabetes can cause those affected to lose physical conditioning and suffer health problems over many years. This program teaches new strategies that will give participants the confidence, motivation, and skills needed to manage living with a chronic health condition. 

6-Week Virtual Workshop held via ZOOM
Next Class date has yet to be determined.

Don't know how to use ZOOM? Don't worry! We generally offer a practice session to learn how to use ZOOM and feel comfortable.

For more information or to register, please contact Stacey at 218-739-4489 extension 205.

 

Living WELL with Diabetes

Join us for a class on learning how to live your best life with Diabetes. In six, 2 1/2 hour sessions, you'll learn about: 

  • Techniques to deal with the symptoms of diabetes, including fatigue, pain, hyper/hypoglycemia, depression, anger, fear, and frustration.
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength and endurance
  • Healthy eating
  • Use of medication
  • How to better work with health care providers

Check back for upcoming classes! Free for YMCA members AND Non-members. Register at the YMCA and call Stacey for questions at 218-739-4489.
 

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance

Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance is a set of eight coordinated movements, practices in slow, flowing motion. These movements help older adults gain good body alignment, improve their balance, and reduce the likelihood of falling. Research shows the people who complete the program are half as likely to fall and are less fearful of falling. 

If you are an older adult, able to walk, canes and walkers are OK, and are interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, please join us in improving your balance while practicing the relaxing, fun art of Tai Ji Quan! For more information or when the next classes will be held, contact Stacey at the YMCA!

  • NEXT CLASS BEGINS: Tuesday, February 23rd from 10-11am meeting Tuesdays & Thursdays using the video conferencing program ZOOM.  It will run until May 13th and registration is required. Contact Stacey at 218-739-4489 for more information on the class or to register. Participants must commit to attending at least 16 of the 24 classes.

 

Healthy Cooking Class

Member Fee: $10  Potential Member Fee: $15
Registration is required in advance.

Come and see how easy it can be to make a healthy and delicious meal with chefs from local restaurants and delis.  Participants will help prepare and sample the food and will go home with recipes. If you have questions, call Stacey at 218-739-4489 ext. 205 or email her at stacey@fergusfallsymca.org. 

Check back for more information regarding upcoming classes!


Diabetes Prevention 

The YMCA offers on-going education and support for individuals with pre-diabetes through the I Can Prevent Diabetes program. Contact Stacey Vaughn, Health & Wellness Director, for more information on this program. This program is grant-supported and free for members and potential members.

Contact Stacey for more information on upcoming classes. Must register at the YMCA.

 

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