Healthy Living Programs

The Volusia Flagler Family YMCA is committed to offering programs that are based on research and practical application. These programs help promote wellness, by reducing your risk for chronic disease and help to reclaim your health.

Healthy Living Evidence-Based Programs

Fall Prevention

Moving for Better Balance is a Tai-Chi based fall-prevention class that helps improve your balance, keeps you on your feet and on the go.

Matter of Balance  will teach participants how to reduce fall risk factors and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Arthritis Management

Our Arthritis Management program, EnhanceFitness™ , we will help focus on improving your health and well-being, including enhanced balance and flexibility, leading to stronger, healthier, more confident YOU!

Cancer Recovery

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is at no cost to our participants. This 12-week evidence-based program helps cancer survivors reclaim their lives.

Diabetes Prevention

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Family-Based Lifestyle Change Program

This year-long program for children ages 7-13 who live with excessive weight engages the whole family, so together they can understand how the home environment and other factors influence the choices that lead to healthy weight.

Heart Health

Did you know that one in three American adults have high blood pressure? Take action to improve your Heart Health with our Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program.

Healthy Living Evidence Informed Programs


Participants will learn a Parkinson’s Disease-specific approach to skill acquisition called PWR! Moves (Parkinson Wellness Recovery). PWR!Moves is a stand-alone exercise program for building an everyday movement.

Dance for PD®

In Dance for PD® classes – with the help of professionally trained experts – participants will explore stretching, strengthen muscles, balance, and rhythm through instruction and energizing music. No dance experience required.

Stroke Wellness

Each year more than 700,000 people in the U.S. suffer from a stroke.  Not only does stroke affect the brain, it makes physiological changes throughout the body.  We know from recent research that following a stroke, the body heals and continues to make changes over the next several months and even years.  An opportunity for survivors of stroke to continue their recovery and maintain their current level of function is with weekly exercise at the Brooks Stroke Wellness Program. To view our Stroke Wellness Program information please click here.

Brooks Rehabilitation is proud to offer a stroke wellness program in partnership with the YMCA’s of Florida and Halifax Medical Center.  Through these partnerships, we are able to offer survivors of stroke multiple locations with supervision, motivation, and support.


To learn more about the Y’s evidence-based programs, please contact Matt O’Malia at 386.425.5210 or

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