Health & Wellness

More than physical activity and healthy eating, YMCA healthy living encompasses a holistic approach to well-being that significantly enhances the lives of individuals, families, and communities.

We provide a welcoming, safe and supportive environment for all ages to become healthier and stay well in spirit, mind, and body.

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The Madison Area YMCA is committed to your health. We offer nutrition counseling, supermarket tours, nutrition tips and healthy recipes. Trying to eat healthier? Schedule some time with our staff nutritionist! Learn about portion control, making healthful food choices and planning menus.

Dementia Care Seminar

Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia Care Seminar

This seminar is for all health care professionals and front line staff who work in the health care industry and provide direct or indirect care to those with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.



LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports cancer survivors and their families through a no-fee 12-week, research-based program, that engages them in physical and social activities to strengthen the whole person.

Health & Wellness

PATHS TO WELLNESS: Programs that Heal the Whole Person: Emotionally, Mentally and Physically.
  • Fitness Center

  • Nutrition

  • Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Physical Therapy


  • Community Mental Health Initiative

  • Delay The Disease

  • Enhance Fitness

  • One Step

  • Project Community Pride

  • Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar

Healthy Tip of the Month

  • October

    ORGANIC 101

    What the USDA Organic Label Means

    Really, what is "ORGANIC"? Organic certification requires that farmers and handlers document their processes and get inspected every year. Organic on-site inspections account for every component of the operation, including, but not limited to, seed sources, soil conditions, crop health, weed and pest management, water systems, inputs, contamination and commingling risks and prevention and record-keeping. Tracing organic products from start to finish is part of the USDA organic promise.

    Click here to read the full article.

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