Healthy Habits

If you are looking to take charge of your health and feel better every day, Healthy Habits is a FREE program that will give you the information, tools and support you need to find success! This 10-week course features one virtual class each week that includes a topic presentation and group discussion co-led by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Accompanying the primary weekly class, there will be several additional support options available to you, including personal training sessions, in-person small group fitness classes, information sessions and discussion groups.

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Healthy Habits

If you are looking to take charge of your health and feel better every day, Healthy Habits is a FREE program that will give you the information, tools and support you need to find success! This 10-week course features one virtual class each week that includes a topic presentation and group discussion co-led by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Accompanying the primary weekly class, there will be several additional support options available to you, including personal training sessions, in-person small group fitness classes, information sessions and discussion groups.

Interest Form

GETTING STARTED

If you are looking to take charge of your health and feel better every day, Healthy Habits will give you all the information, tools and support you need to find success! Still wondering if this program is right for you? Take this short quiz:

  • Are you looking to achieve a healthy weight in a healthy and natural way without fad diets or feeling hungry?
  • Have you been told you are at risk for developing diabetes or do you have diabetes? Take the Diabetes Risk Test from the American Diabetes Association®.
  • Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle, but feel like it is overwhelming and you’re not sure what to do or how to start?
  • Do you feel like you would benefit from working with expert coaches and a supportive group of classmates to collaborate with and cheer each other on?

If you answer “yes” to any of these, then you are in the right place!

Have a question, or are wondering if this program is right for you? Contact Murphy Coville: mcoville@ymcaboston.org or (207) 232 – 3646

 

PROGRAM DETAILS

The education and discussion group classes meet once per week virtually and are team-taught by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer or Health Coach. A variety of in-person exercise options are available at all of our YMCA of Greater Boston branches – one near you!

The YMCA of Greater Boston is able to offer the Healthy Habits program at no cost to you ($389 value) thanks to the generous support of our partners Sun Life and The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation who are underwriting this program for our community.

 

 

days and times

Healthy Habits is a 10-week program. Class days and times will be listed below. The primary class meets once each week virtually, and will include a topic presentation and group discussion co-led by a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Personal Trainer. Accompanying the primary weekly class, there will be several additional support options available to you, including personal training sessions and in-person small group fitness classes.


Next session coming in September, registration will be available here in July/August.
If you would like to leave your name for us to contact you when registration is available, please complete the Interest Form below.

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Healthy Habits Hub

Participants and alumni of the Healthy Habits program have access to our digital resource center – Healthy Habits Hub. The Hub provides the full 10-week curriculum, recipes, an instructor-authored blog, reading material for additional support, access to our private Facebook group, and much more!
 
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the 5 core habits for healthy living

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

✔ 150-300 minutes of moderate or 75 – 150 min of vigorous intensity exercise per week
✔ Strength training 2-3 times/week

NUTRITION & HYDRATION

✔ Balanced meals following a plate model
✔ Paired snacks as needed to delay or alleviate hunger
✔ Drink 9-11 cups of water

SLEEP

✔ Sleep 7-9 hours each night
✔ Aim for quality – several bouts of 2-3 uninterrupted hours to complete sleep cycles

STRESS MANAGEMENT

✔ Raise awareness of sensations of stress in your body
✔ Evoke a relaxation response at least once each day

SOCIAL SUPPORT

✔ Seek and engage in positive social connections every day

Specialty Health Leadership Team

Sarah Picard, MA, M. Ed., LMHC
Sr. Assoc. Dir. of Community Integrated Health

Elizabeth Hamp, MS, CPT
Specialty Health Project Director

Healthy Habits Coaches

TORRANCE BROWN

Victoria Roberts, RD, LDN

Rachel Wilkinson, MS, RD, LDN

Claire Russo, MS, RD, LDN

June Skuza, MS, RD, LDN

MURPHY COVILLE

Emily Chaston

Cara Lamakina, MS, RD, LDN

Zachary McCulloch

Lisa Ventura

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