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Chester County Branch YMCA
Monday – Friday: 5:00am – 9:30pm
Saturday– 8:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday – 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Address & Phone:
157 Columbia Street
Chester, SC 29706
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» Indoor Pool
» Magnum Weight Equipment
» Recumbent Bikes
» Elliptical Cross Trainers
» Free Weights
» Group Fitness Classes
» Locker Rooms
» Free Childwatch
» Family Game Room
Robert Hope Family Camp Weekend
Join us for a glimpse into summer camp. Enjoy activities and re-connecting at the beautiful YMCA Camp Cherokee. Families, couples, singles, supporters, and newcomers are welcome. Enjoy the summer together and become one with nature!
Click here for a family camp flyer.
Diabetes Prevention Program
The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program is a one-year, community-based program where participants work in small groups with a trained Lifestyle Coach in a relaxed, classroom setting. In 16 weekly sessions followed by 8 monthly sessions, participants learn how to incorporate healthier eating, moderate physical activity, and problem-solving and coping skills into their daily lives. Participants will get the hands-on support they need from Lifestyle Coaches trained on a CDC-approved curriculum that is part of the CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program.
“…programs like YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program reduce new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58% overall and 71% in individuals over age 60.” – research from the National Institutes of Health
The program emphasizes two primary goals for the first half of the program: reduce body weight by 7% and increase physical activity by 150 minutes per week. To sign up, participants must be:
- at least 18 years old;
- overweight (BMI greater than or equal to 25); AND
- Diagnosed with prediabetes via a blood test or gestational diabetes;
- if a blood test is not available, a qualifying risk score
For more information, please contact:
151 South Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730
YMCA membership is not required!