PRESCRIBE THE Y

WHAT IS PRESCRIBE THE Y?

Prescribe the Y is a prescription for health.  With a prescription, you (and your household) will receive a 12 week membership to the Y.  YMCA Wellness Coaches will work with you to have a plan based on the recommendations of your healthcare provider.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

  • All individuals referred by a health provider start with a free, 30-minute consultation with a qualified Y Wellness Coach.
  • Your physical needs, interests and wellness goals will be evaluated to determine a program that is right for you.
  • Your coach will monitor your attendance and fitness gains by meeting with you periodically during the 12 weeks.
  • If we notice a drop in your attendance, you will receive a follow up phone call to help you get back on track.
  • Your wellness achievements will be shared with you and, with permission, your health provider.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

  • Long-term healthy lifestyle change.
  • Learn to exercise in a safe way for improved strength, flexibility, balance and range of motion.
  • Focused on prevention, instead of intervention.
  • Free child care while working out at the Y.

COST OF PROGRAM

$150 includes access to your Y for the duration of the program and will qualify for insurance wellness benefits.

ADDITIONAL REFERRALS

Our Y Wellness Coach can refer you to other evidence based wellness programs if additional supports are needed.

HOW TO LEARN MORE 

Contact Jennifer Allen at 413-584-7086 x 125 or jennifer.allen@hrymca.org.