Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

Now Offered Virtually!

The Y’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program teaches participants how to measure and track their blood pressure, eat healthier, and avoid high blood pressure triggers.

The program responds to a critical need in the community: High blood pressure affects 75 million Americans. The condition can lead to an increased risk of heart disease and stroke – two leading causes of death in the US, and it is known as a “silent killer” because there typically are no warning signs or symptoms.

About the Program

The four-month Y program offered in-person or virtually, is based on research that shows that the simple process of checking and recording blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure. And, proper nutrition, particularly a reduction in sodium, can help lower diastolic and systolic blood pressure.

What the program includes:

Program participants learn how to properly self-monitor their blood pressure using a cuff. They also get:

  • Two personalized consultations per month
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Program participants will also receive 3 YMCA workout passes per week
  • Monthly nutrition education seminars on eating healthy, shopping and cooking, stopping hypertension, and reducing sodium
  • Personalized support from trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors
  • Ongoing encouragement through weekly emails, calls, and text messages

The program is designed to help participants meet specific goals:

  • Reduced blood pressure
  • Improved blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that spike blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge of healthy eating habits

The Gaston County Family YMCA joins 65 Ys across the country in presenting the program, which is a component of the Million Hearts® 2022 Campaign launched by the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Program Requirements

To qualify for the program, participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
  • Not be at risk for lymphedema

Session Dates and Locations

Stowe Family YMCA
New Dates Coming Soon

Warlick Family YMCA
The 1st of each month

Please note, the Warlick location offers a rolling registration both in-person and virtually. New people can start their journey on the 1st of each month and continue for 4 months. You can choose any future month to start your journey!

Program Fee:

Our pricing varies depending on several details. Please complete the form below to get your most accurate pricing! Financial Assistance is available.


Contact Richard Hamilton at today with questions.

Get a Free Screening to See If the Program Is Right For You

Come into our walk-in screening open hours at these locations for a free blood pressure screening.

Every Wednesday 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
Every Friday 9:00-1:00 pm

Free blood pressure screenings take place at the Cherryville Family YMCA on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 9:00-11:00 am.