Athol Area YMCA
545 Main Street | Athol, MA 01331
P.978.249.3305 | F.978.249.4009

Prescribe the Y

Program Time:

Times Vary

Program Location:

Your Athol Area YMCA

Program Ages:

18 Years +

Program Cost:

Track 1: $429 (scholarships and grants available)

Track 2: Free

Track 3: $300 (no financial assistance)

Track 4-7: $130 (instant financial assistance)

Contact Info:

Vickie Rowe:  x200

Matt Talbot:  x180


Why “Prescribe the Y”? Welcome to Wellness. Let our dedicated staff point you in the right direction. We have teamed up with local Medical Staff to give you a leg up on the road to Wellness. If you need help and you are referred to the Y let us help you get started. Our trainers can pick the right track for you in the Y and keep you motivated. Start with an intake and we will get you on the right track.

We have 7 tracks to choose from to get you on the path to wellness.

Track 1: Diabetes Prevention Program is an evidence based program that helps participants prevent or delay the onset of Type 2 diabetes by losing 5 -7% of their body weight and increasing their physical activity to 150” per week. This year long program is led by a Lifestyle Coach who facilitates the group, offers support and encourages healthy living options.

Track 2: Livestrong at the YMCA is a FREE 12 – week, small group program for adult cancer survivors held at the Athol Area YMCA. This class is recommended for individuals who have finished their cancer treatment and are looking to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Our LIVESTRONG certified instructors will offer support and guidance throughout the program and beyond.

Track 3: Weight Loss Program: Weight gain is associated with so many negative health effects from diabetes to heart disease. Join us for this new program! This is a lifestyle change program with an emphasis on your waistline. Let our coaches help you on your way to a healthier you. This program is a mix of group based discussion and hands on experience. Trust our expert staff that have been trained in both lifestyle coaching in addition to their other backgrounds to provide you a one of a kind experience to make a healthier you!

Track 4: Chronic Stress Relief: Chronic stress has been shown to increase weight in adults. We have many stress relief options within the Y’s walls to provide you a more wholistic thought process. Join us for some mindfulness as well as some yoga to complete that mind – body connection.

Track 5: Rehabilitation: Looking for a place to rehabilitate after your Physical Therapy sessions are over? Get the added help of our staff helping you to set goals and check in with you over the course of 12 weeks to make your rehab habit instead of heading back to old habits.

Track 6: Group Exercise: Is your doctor searching for a way to keep you motivated. This track will open your eyes to the many Group Exercise options we have to aid you in your healthy living journey

Track 7: Fitness Center: A look into activity. Our fitness center is the perfect place to start your fitness journey. Whether getting on to our treadmills or getting familiar with our new line of strength equipment, we have the perfect place to start building your routine.