Health and Lifestyle Programmes

Kick start your journey to healthier living at YMCA Hamilton Recreation Centre

The wellbeing of our community is a huge part of what we do. For some people, this means our group fitness programmes, or working with a personal trainer. But for others, this may be one of our unique programmes.

We offer two health and lifestyle programmes for those who need extra help to get back on track with their physical activity.

For the over 60's we have Gold Fit; This programme gets older people out and about, promotes independent living and social interaction.

For people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or already living with diabetes, we have a fantastic, holistic 10-week programme called JumpStart. This is the perfect way to exercise and learn about healthy living in an encouraging, supportive environment. Next JumpStart programme starts on the 30th of April 2018

With both programmes, we’re passionate about building strong communities – and helping you become and stay well.


Designed for people with or at risk of Diabetes, JumpStart is a fun, holistic programme focussing on nutrition, psychology, active lifestyles, wellness and community. Ten week programmes start regularly.

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Gold Fit is a targeted gym based programme for over 60’s designed to support independent lifestyles. Based on functional movement assessment, the programme offers modified sports, social activities and challenges.

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"I encourage people to try Mary's classes. Her classes has kept my body, especially my back very healthy. The whole class is very enjoyable, the best instructor in Hamilton!"

P Jensen YMCA Hamilton
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"The support that Emily and Rei gave during Jumpstart was excellent. I really enjoyed the gym sessions and feeling much fitter and more flexible!"

D Foster YMCA Hamilton