Start living a healthier life–it’s never too late. We’ll help you get back on track, and stay there. You don’t need to travel out of the area for a supported weight loss program–enroll in one right here in Wilkes-Barre, PA.

During our 12 week program, you’ll get the tools and support to help you succeed in your health and fitness goals. Your program will be tailored to your specific needs to help you achieve the individual results you’re looking for.

“What I liked about this program is that it’s not a fad and it’s not a gimmick. It’s a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits.” —Arielle

“I enjoyed this program and it helped me a lot.  It’s a program that gives you a lot of knowledge and tools to help you lose weight.”—Melvin

Join today and get started on creating lasting change!


12 weeks / One 60 minute session a week
Must be 18 years or older

Provides tools, knowledge & group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you

2019 Winter Session Details

Mondays at 5:30pm
Begins February 11th!

Wilkes-Barre YMCA, 40 West Northampton St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701

Members $50
Non-Members $100



What is the Weight Loss Program?
The YMCA Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits.

Who can enroll in the Wilkes-Barre YMCA Weight Loss Program?
The program is designed for adults 18 years and older who desire a healthier weight. This program is not intended for individuals with specialized needs due to chronic disease or the onset of chronic disease.

How long is the program and how often does it meet?
This is a 12-week program that meets one time per week.  Each weekly session is 60 minutes and is held at the Wilkes-Barre YMCA.

What happens during each weekly session?
Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.

What can I expect from this program?
This program will introduce participants to behaviors that have been shown to lead to sustained weight loss, and help participants develop those behaviors in ways that fit into their personal lifestyle.

Will I receive a personalized nutrition or exercise plan in this program?
Because weight loss is unique to each person, this program focuses on helping individuals identify ways to make small, modest changes to their behavior within the context of their own life and in support of their weight loss goals. The tools provided during this program, along with the knowledge and support of the group, are used by participants to develop their own nutrition and exercise plans that work for them.

Will anyone see my weight during weekly weigh-ins?
Participants weigh in weekly during the 12-week program. This will happen in a private location with only the participant and program facilitator present. Once collected, this information is used only in aggregate form to help assess the program’s quality

For more information, or questions, please email our Wellness Director, Lauranel Banks.

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