YMCA Weight Loss Program


FREE with your Y Membership*.The Y’s weight loss approach is smart, effective and sustainable. We provide you with encouragement, a supportive community and the tools you need to reach your goals. This program is designed for people who are seeking a healthier weight and who want support as they set and achieve goals. We offer a small group setting where you can connect, learn and improve your health together.

YMCA Weight Loss Program is included with your Y membership and available at most YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids locations.

More than 75% of YMCA Weight Loss Program participants lost weight, increased their confidence and fitness routines, and felt healthier after participating in the program. 

*Refundable deposit required.


The benefits of participating in the Y’s Weight Loss Program long outlast the program. You’ll get connected to other supportive resources along your journey that will help you make the most out of your membership.


  • Lose Weight
  • Change Your Nutrition
  • Increase Energy
  • Become More Active
  • Increase Confidence
  • Build Relationships


YMCA Weight Loss Program takes a holistic approach to health and weight management. In the 10 week program, you’ll gain awareness about your unique nutrition and fitness needs in two one-hour weekly group sessions. We will begin and finish the program by measuring your body composition (BIA) with a fitness tool that can help you assess your overall fitness & learn how much water, muscle, fat and lean mass your body is carrying.

We will cover common obstacles and successful, sustained weight-loss, fitness planning and nutrition information. Each session will consist of 15 minutes of education and diet planning with support from our Registered Dietitian, and 45 minutes of exercise which is led by a Y Personal Trainer.

Program Includes


You are not in this alone. You’ll be joined by a small group of others just like you, who will support and motivate you to reach your goals, encourage you through challenges, and celebrate successes along the way! Making change can be hard to do alone. Groups provide accountability and support. Build awareness about what works for you while in a supportive community. 

This program provides helpful strategies to incorporate nutrition and physical activity into your lifestyle, while also addressing motivation, obstacles and pitfalls that make losing weight and keeping it off such a challenge.

Member Quotes


Already a Y member?

Register Today  Questions? call 616.855.9622 or visit at a participating location.

Not a Y member yet?

Join Today  or visit a YMCA branch near you. Financial assistance is available.

The program is open to Y members only. You must be at least 18 years old to participate. A $100 deposit is required to register but will be refunded upon completion of at least 15 of 20 sessions.