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4 Weeks to a Healthier You

What is 4 Weeks to a Healthier You?

This month-long course is intended for people experiencing the early signs of health risk factors for chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. 4 Weeks to a Healthier You will help get you on the right path by introducing you to the YMCA Healthy Living Center™ (Y-HLC) and the seamless partnership with Mercy Weight Loss & Nutrition Center.

The four classes cover a variety of topics meant to provide you with the tools to help you meet your goals and start living a healthier, happier and better life.


The course is made up of four weekly one-hour classes taught by expert instructors Breanne Vogel, RN, BSN, Weight Loss Coordinator for Mercy Weight Loss & Nutrition Center, and Wesley Franklin, Weight Management Coordinator for the Y-HLC™.

Class 1: Learn about intrinsic motivation towards lifestyle change.
Class 2: Get moving with cardio and strength exercise.
Class 3: Learn about the basics of nutrition and health.
Class 4: Tools for continuing the journey towards living healthy.


West Des Moines

When: Mondays, 5-6 p.m.

Where: Y-Healthy Living Center Conference Rooms 1 & 2

Registration: Call (515) 358-9433 to speak with a Weight Loss Coordinator 


When: Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Where: YMCA Indianola (306 East Scenic Valley Ave.)

Registration: Call (515) 358-9433 to speak with a Weight Loss Coordinator 

Child watch is available for children 6 weeks - 8 years. Contact YMCA for details.

(515) 247-3121
1111 6th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50314

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