Please note: COVID-19 has affected some of our programming and we are currently NOT offering some programs including Team Sports, Kick Start or Drop-in Child & Youth Programming; for more the most up-to-date information, please see our Reactivation or contact customer service.
Kick Start

Kick Start Your Health Goals!

Registration is now open for YMCA Kick Start. 

What is YMCA Kick Start?

Kick Start is a 8 week fitness and nutrition program. This program helps members move towards achieving their health, fitness and nutrition goals, supported by Niagara Region Public Health. This signature program will help members take the first steps towards building a healthy lifestyle, refreshing their routine, or trying something new. Ages 18+. * There is a one-time $15 fee to join YMCA Kick Start. Participants must maintain a YMCA membership.

Register For YMCA Kick Start

YMCA Kick Start Location & Times

BranchDay OfferedStart DateTime Offered
Walker YMCASundaysJanuary 1210:30 am to 12:30 pm
Niagara WestWednesdaysJanuary 1512:30 to 2:30 pm
Niagara FallsMondaysJanuary 201:00 to 2:30 pm
Niagara CentreSundaysJanaury 1211:30 am to 1:00 pm
Port ColborneThursdaysJanuary 2311:30 am to 1:00 pm

What People Are Saying About Kick Start

“My confidence escalated as Brandon, our YMCA coach, accompanied us to our first group power class that I’d previously been too nervous to attend. After completing the first one, I was hooked. Now I think nothing of completing a workout on my own or in a class setting. My eating habits changed, I’ve lost weight and despite a hectic schedule, I make fitness a priority. YMCA Kick Start is exactly what I needed to get started on a path to better health.”

– Mary-Lou Slobodian

5 Program Components

YMCA Kick Start Program Components

More about Kick Start

  • A progressive 8-week program, facilitated in a small group setting (max of 10 members per group).
  • 90-minute sessions, once per week including both nutrition and physical activity.
  • The first session will be an additional 30 minutes, to allow additional time for goal setting and relationship building.
  • Accountability to participate in physical activity a minimum of one additional time per week at the Y.
  • Weekly support and leadership from a YMCA Fitness Coach.
  • A structured physical activity program focused on functional movements and goal setting. • Resources to help develop, nurture and sustain your progress.
  • Check-ins upon program completion, to assist in sustainability of behaviours developed during the 10 week program.
  • Open to all YMCA of Niagara members 16 years of age and older.
  • Each member is limited to one full Kick Start program (physical activity and nutrition).
  • Members are able to sign up for the program at a different YMCA of Niagara branch if the dates/times at their home branch do not work for them.
  • Participants must give the YMCA of Niagara permission to contact them via email for the duration of the program.
  • The Kick Start program is supported by Niagara Region Public Health

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Establish a network of social support at the YMCA
  • Receiving ongoing feedback, goal setting and coaching from trained fitness professionals
  • Develop behaviours that promote long-term healthy living

* Please note, to sign up for Kick Start you will need to be a registered YMCA member. 

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