YMCA North Shore Jumpstart


YMCA Auckland’s proactive approach for fitness and wellness for people with diabetes

Jumpstart allows people with diabetes to take back some control of their body and their weight. And there’s more to the programme than just exercise. With support from Pharmaco, Diabetes NZ and ProCare, Jumpstart is a total lifestyle package, with 10 weeks of a variety of fitness activities combined with information sessions about nutrition, goal setting, behaviour change and staying healthy.   

70% of sessions are exercised based – including activities like walking, weight training and simple stretching. Our trainers are well-versed in the specifics of the programme – and all of the nutrition and health information providers are experts you can trust.

The programme is referral-based, with people coming to us at the recommendation of their doctor or specialist nurse. We encourage peer and family participation, as there’s nothing better than having support on hand when it comes to keeping on going and holding yourself accountable to your fitness goals.

We suggest that participants get involved 3 or more times per week – and you’ll have access to any YMCA centre across Auckland for exercise during the programme, as well as the dedicated sessions here at YMCA North Shore Recreation Centre.

Don’t let diabetes slow you down – our Jumpstart programme can help you become a fitter, healthier version of you.