Weight Loss Program


The Gaston County Family YMCA is excited to participate in a Nationwide Weight Loss Program designed by and hosted at YMCAs! It empowers participants seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to your daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits.

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Program Overview

  • 12 weeks / 1 session a week
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Provides tools, knowledge & group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you
  • Sessions available at both Stowe and Warlick

Upcoming Program Dates:

Stowe Family YMCA
April 13 – June 29, 2020
– Monday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
– Monday, 5:30-6:30 PM

Warlick Family YMCA
April 13th – June 29, 2020
– Monday, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
– Monday, 5:30-6:30 PM
(Registration opens August 1)

Program Fee:

YMCA Members $65
Program Participant $75

Monthly payment plan available upon request


Contact Richard Hamilton with questions or to get registered for the program at rhamilton@gastonymca.org or 704.822.9622 today. Each class must have a minimum of 8 but may not exceed 16.

Real People Real Feedback!

“What I liked about this program is that it’s not a fad and it’s not a gimmick. It’s a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits.”
Arielle from Houston, TX

“I enjoyed this program and it helped me a lot. It’s a program that gives you a lot of knowledge and tools to help you lose weight.”
Melvin from Cincinnati, OH



What is the Weight Loss Program?

The Weight Loss Program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits.

Who can enroll in the Weight Loss Program?  

The program is designed for adults 18 years and older who desire a healthier weight. This program is not intended for individuals with specialized needs due to chronic disease or the onset of chronic disease.

How long is the program and how often does it meet?

This is a 12-week program that meets one time per week.  Each weekly session is 60 minutes.

What happens during each weekly session?

Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight loss, discuss as a group successes/challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.

What can I expect from this program?

This program will introduce participants to behaviors that have been shown to lead to sustained weight loss, and help participants develop those behaviors in ways that fit into their personal lifestyle.

Will I receive a personalized nutrition or exercise plan in this program?

Because weight loss is unique to each person, this program focuses on helping individuals identify ways to make small, modest changes to their behavior within the context of their own life and in support of their weight loss goals. The tools provided during this program, along with the knowledge and support of the group, are used by participants to develop their own nutrition and exercise plans that work for them.

Will anyone see my weight during weekly weigh-ins?

Participants weigh in weekly during the 12-week program.  This will happen in a private location with only the participant and program facilitator present.  Once collected, this information is used only in aggregate form to help assess the program’s quality.

Who is facilitating the groups?

Great question! There are facilitors ready for at each location offering the program.

  • Stowe: Richard Hamilton and Christina Courtenay
  • Warlick: Korena Campbell and Rose Routsong

Pair your Weight Loss Program with our Personal Training sessions to maximize your results and support!