Wellness Coaching

Healthy lifestyle choices and behaviors are hard. We all have different challenges, needs, and goals. At the YMCA, your success is important to us. We want to make sure that you are connecting to the resources and programs that will best help you meet your needs. We are committed to helping you benefit from your involvement and connection with the Y. It’s because of this commitment that we provide wellness coaching. This service is included with your membership and you can take advantage of it at anytime. 
Wellness coaching is a great option for any level of exerciser. Our coaches can help those who are new to exercise develop a plan that works in your busy life. They can help those who are ready for new or different goals start moving in another direction. If you are struggling with motivation, they are skilled at helping members to prioritize and determine next steps. They can even help you work through your healthy eating challenges and habits. 
The Y provides wellness coaching to empower you to create or further develop your vision for healthy living. This is done through a partnership based on caring, listening and our coaches seeking to understand your individual needs.
If you are interested in using the weight equipment, fitness center, group exercise classes, ActivTrax, or even personal training, our wellness coaches can help to make sure you’re heading in the right direction based on your personal goals. 

For more information, please contact your local branch.

Branch Contact Phone Email
Ankeny Keith MacRae (515) 965-8303 ext. 117 Keith
Boone County Weston Williams (515) 432-5925 Weston
Grubb Kelvin Gilkey, Atalie Ferring (515) 868-0525 Kelvin, Atalie
Northwest Michelle Brainard (515) 979-4452 Michelle
Wellmark Katy Holtzen (515) 282-9622 Katy
South Suburban Kim Ubben (515) 285-0444 Kim
Walnut Creek Christa VanderLeest (515) 224-1888 Christa
Waukee Courtney Owen (515) 868-0505 Erin
YMCA Health Living Center Sheila Treu (515) 645-3345 Sheila
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