Wellness Coaching Can Help You Reach Your Goals
Is Wellness Coaching for you?
If you're ready to make a healthy change but aren't sure where to start, Wellness Coaching could be for you.
Perhaps you've already started on your healthy journey, but need help taking it to the next level, Wellness Coaching could be for you.
If you're seeking support with weight loss, stress management, healthy eating or active living, Wellness Coaching could be for you.
What is Wellness Coaching?
Wellness Coaching is a collaborative, dialogic approach designed to help you become a master of your own physical and mental wellness.
Through thoughtful assessment, guidance, accountability and empowerment, Wellness Coaches assess your current physical and emotional state to help you build upon your core values and strengths and assist you in creating strategies for healthier, happier living.
Wellness Coaching is provided in individual and group settings both in-person and virtually.
Wellness Coaching is a core element to each of our Wellness Experiences - curated programs that allow you to select exactly the guidance and support you need for your wellness goals.
Who is the Wellness Coach?
Wellness Coaches are trained health professionals with experience in Motivational Interviewing and exploratory facilitation. They are a vital part of the greater healthcare team bridging the gap between traditional healthcare and enacting sustainable, positive behavioral lifestyle changes (IIN, 2021).
YMCA Wellness Coaches will provide a highly personalized experience to help you with any of the following:
- Weight loss / management
- Increasing exercise / activity levels
- Reducing anxiety / stress
- Making healthy food choices
- Improving energy levels
- Managing your time
- Developing a sense of healthy purpose
How it Works at the Y
With individualized Wellness Coaching, you'll meet on-on-one in a private virtual setting to discuss your personal health history, goals and experience and determine the challenges that have prevented you from reaching your goals on your own.
Then, over the course of 3-6 months, you'll work with your Coach to collaboratively define a personal wellness vision and develop an action plan to help you reach your goals. Your Coach will provide resources, feedback and guidance aligned to your current needs and abilities, and also challenge you to be accountable to your goals. You are not physically active in your sessions, though your Coach may recommend activity between sessions.
YMCA Wellness Experiences
YMCA Wellness Coaches also support small groups of individuals working toward similar goals. If the group format is something you're looking for, we offer a variety of programs designed to give you exactly the wellness guidance you need, with a larger community that offers you motivation and support. Learn more about our Winter Wellness Experiences.
Free Coaching For Members
Active YMCA Members have access to 3 FREE Coaching sessions with membership. To Schedule, call the front desk of any open YMCA facility and one of our helpful Membership Staff will book your first session.