Joint Health Program

The Joint Health Program at the Y is an evidence-based small group fitness, nutrition and behavioral health intervention designed to facilitate pain relief from achy joints, and serve as a pre-qualifier for surgery. We will help identify small lifestyle changes that each participant can achieve as they progress towards their weight loss and physical activity goals that will facilitate success for pre-op, post-op and lifelong habits. Our goal is to provide positive guidance for healthy living at the right level of pain-free activity for each individual participant.


  • Individualized Health and Wellness Assessment at the beginning and end of the program
  • Small Group Personal Training: personalized pain-free physical activity, lifestyle coaching and Precision Nutrition coaching
  • Eight week program; one hour session; 2x week
  • Member Fee: $240/ $15 per session
  • Nonmember Fee: $320/ $20 per session

Who qualifies to participate in the Joint Health Program?

You qualify if:

  • You are preparing for joint surgery or have joint pain and have been referred by your healthcare provider
  • You have been diagnosed with arthritis and are leveraging nutrition and physical activity to help manage your symptoms
  • You have received medical clearance from your physician to engage in pain free physical activity

Data collected

  • Weight, Height, BMI, Food Intake (fat grams, calories, micronutrients), Activity Levels (min/wk), Timed Up and Go Test (TUG), 6-minute Walk Test, Berg Balance Test, Blood Pressure, Pain Scale, Attendance.
  • Goal Activity Level is 150 minutes per week, escalating to 250 minutes per week by end of program

Please bring the following documents to your first appointment

  • Lab Values: A1C or Fasting Plasma Glucose

Join the Y to participate in this program plus other great benefits

Indoor swimming pools and lap lanes where you can enjoy the health benefits of zero-impact water workouts year-round

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The largest selection of free group exercise classes in the area, including land and water fitness classes designed for people with arthritis

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Indoor walking tracks and cardio and strength equipment to help you stay active

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Access to all YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region locations

For more information or questions

Please contact Jamie Clayton at [email protected] or 719.329.7295

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