Chronic Disease Programs | YMCA of Honolulu | Honolulu, Hawai‘i |

Windward Branch

Healthy Living

Chronic Disease Programs

The Windward Y currently offers a variety of classes to prevent & manage chronic disease:

  • Enhance Fitness is class geared towards Arthritis management. This class is recognized by the CDC for it's benefits to those suffering from Arthritis and it is also a certified fall prevention class. This 16 week program is held 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 2:30-3:30pm in our group exercise studio. A small fee of $29 is required for member participation. Non-member rate is $169 and includes a 4 month membership to the YMCA. Financial assistance is available to those who qualify.

Spring session starts on Monday, January 6, 2020!  Please join us on Friday, January 3 from 12-1pm for pre & post fitness testing, orientation & a meet and greet potluck for participants. Enrollment is ongoing so you can join at any time. Please feel free to stop by the welcome center for a one-time guest pass to try the class before committing to the 16 weeks. 
  • Parkinson's class, developed by Kevin Lockette, is based on the MOVE-IT project, works on  improving cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility and balance for individuals with Parkinson's Disease. Classes are offered Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:30-2:30pm in our group exercise studio. 
  • The YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program is a year-long program centered around behavior change to prevent Diabetes. Participants meet weekly, then bi-monthly & monthly to learn about healthy eating, stress management, physical activity and more with the goal of losing 7% body weight and increase physical activity to 150 minutes per week. Cost for participation is $429, however some insurance companies may cover some or all of the fees if eligible. Please contact Chronic Disease Coordinator, Noel Gibeau at or (808)548-0951 for more information on participation.                
  • The Healthy Weight and Your Child program creates a safe, fun and active environment for keiki and families to explore and adapt proven methods to living a healthier lifestyle. This 4 month program focuses on healthy eating, portion control, physical activity, goals & more. Children ages 7-13 years old may qualify to participate in the program if they have a BMI in the 95 percentile or higher. Please contact Chronic Disease Coordinator, Noel Gibeau at or (808)548-0951 for more information on participation. Download our current flier HERE.