Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Prevent or manage chronic conditions like diabetes, arthritis and cancer through a variety of wellness classes and programs.



LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program developed and established 
in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their spirit, mind, and body.  Recent research from the Yale Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute confirmed that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants experience improved fitness and quality of life as well as significant decreases in cancer-related fatigue.

Central Virginia YMCA Enhance Fitness Community Health Programs


EnhanceFitness is an evidence-based group exercise program that helps older adults at all levels of fitness become more active, energized, and empowered to sustain independent lives. EnhanceFitness meets three days per week for one hour a day.

Lynchburg YMCA Wounded Veteran Health and Wellness Programs

Yoga for Warriors

Yoga can help to condition and heal our bodies, and also promote a sense of calm and peace. Because of this, yoga can prove very beneficial for veterans. Not only can the practice heal the body, it can also help us to deal with the traumas and memories associated with combat and war.

Parkinson's Wellness Recover Program at the Lynchburg Virginia YMCA

Parkinson's Wellness Recovery

This evidence-based fitness program, led by a Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Fitness Trainer and team is designed specifically for those who have Parkinson’s Disease or PD-like conditions.

Lynchburg YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

Diabetes Prevention

Did You Know...

Of the 86 million people with pre-diabetes, only 10 percent know their condition. In addition to the high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, people with pre-diabetes are also at risk of developing other chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke.