Weight Loss Programs

Weight Loss Programs

What are our Weight Loss Programs?

These 10-Week Weight Loss Programs will be held quarterly or every 3 months to help you stay in shape, grow on what you have learned, maintain a lifestyle change in weight management, and if needed, to continue your weight loss journey. The Y’s Weight Loss Programs are geared to make weight loss easier in a group than going through it alone. Programs make the biggest difference when it comes to long-term success. Join us!

*Minimum Participants Required to Run is 10.


Real Participant Results and Testimonies!

  • Participants collectively in the Summer Slim Club 2023 Session lost 45.1 lbs and 11.1% body fat within the 10-week challenge!
  • “I am finding the challenge to be helpful in several ways. The first is accountability.  The short, weekly informative meetings are keeping me in check. Second, the information presented is useful and realistic. And lastly, the fact that I am working in a small group is very helpful. I have been involved with larger group meetings and even though they are welcoming, I still feel like an outsider. The small group encourages interaction with one another. You can share tips and tricks more easily sitting in as small group circle, rather than an auditorium type setting.” – Kim H.
  • I found the 10-week challenge to be helpful. It allowed me to focus on nutrition, exercise programs, and all-around health. I feel you [Tammy] did a great job explaining each session and were very open and accessible to us if we had questions.” – Mary B.

What is included in each 10-Week Program?

Weekly Weigh Ins by Individual Appointment OR Group Session on Wednesdays at 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Weekly Healthy Living Education

Staff Support and Accountability


Meet Your Staff Support!

Tammy Cowden-Maloney – Downtown Y Branch

Tammy earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics followed with a certification by NASM as a Nutrition Coach. Most recently she completed a certification with the Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists as a Lifestyle Coach. Her passion is helping people realize the power of good nutrition and how a healthy diet increases energy levels, restores ideal body weight, and even preserves the environment. Tammy’s Y career began in Nashville, TN and she used to manage our Y Cochranton Branch! Tammy is thrilled to come home to her roots and join up with the Meadville Y again as she has been with us for over 13 years!


Additional Questions or Concerns:

Tammy Cowden-Maloney

Membership Retention & Food Program Coordinator

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 814-336-2196

Healthy Beginnings (Jan 17th - March 27th)

Downtown, Vernon
1/17/24 - 3/27/24
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New Year 2024 Welcome Letter from Tammy!

Welcome to the Meadville Y’s New Year Fitness Challenge. We are excited you have decided to make the commitment to join us. Plan on 10 weeks of hard work, fun challenges, educational classes, and yes, fun! The whole point of joining a challenge is to take control of your health, fitness, and to find that motivation in yourself to change while joining others who are searching for the same thing. We are here to help you reach those goals! Together let’s start the New Year off on the right foot. If you lose, we all win! LET’S GO!!


Healthy Beginnings 10-Week Teaching Topics

Week 1: Better Nutrition in the New Year: Setting Yourself Up for Success
Week 2: Workouts: What do they look like? How often, etc.
Week 3: Take a Serious Look at the Mediterranean and D.A.S.H. Diets & Why
Week 4: Group Fitness Classes at the Y. The Benefits of Being a Member.
Week 5: How to Make Recipes Healthier (Bring in your favorite recipe for a makeover!)
Week 6: Halfway Thru Your Challenge – How are you doing? Q & A?
Week 7: Should Women Weight Train Differently Than Men?
Week 8: H.I.I.T. – More Bang for Your Buck
Week 9: Hydration. How is that Water Intake Going?
Week 10: Final Weigh-ins and Celebration!!


What happens after you register below?

You will receive a call from Tammy within 1 week to schedule your first weigh in appointment.


Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
01/17/24 - 03/27/24
10 Weeks
4 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed

Letting Go of the Excess (Oct 2nd - Dec 11th)

Downtown, Vernon
10/2/24 - 12/11/24
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Winter 2024 Welcome Letter from Tammy!

Welcome to the Meadville Y’s Winter Fitness Challenge. We are excited you have decided to make the commitment to join us. Plan on 10 weeks of hard work, fun challenges, educational classes, and did I mention fun? You have joined the challenge at a great time. The winter holidays’ season is creeping toward us, and it is known to be the weight gaining season, but not for you. We are here to help you reach your goals and celebrate the seasons with grace! LET’S GO!!


Letting Go off the Excess 10-Week Teaching Topics

Week 1: Introduction to the Winter Challenge. Getting Results!
Week 2: How to Dress for Working Out in the Cold
Week 3: Living a Healthy Lifestyle as a Busy Person
Week 4: What are the Best Exercises for Getting Abs?
Week 5: Eating Clean. What Does it Mean? Are There Benefits?
Week 6: Halfway Thru Your Challenge – How are you doing? Q & A?
Week 7: Using Exercise to Relieve Stress
Week 8: Importance of Variety in Your Workout
Week 9: One More Week. Get ‘er Done! H.I.I.T. For Some Last-Minute Results
Week 10: Final Weigh-ins and Celebration!!


What happens after you register below?

You will receive a call from Tammy within 1 week to schedule your first weigh in appointment.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
9/18/24 10/9/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
10/02/24 - 12/11/24
10 Weeks
0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed
Opens on 09/18/24

Lifestyle of Champions (July 10th - Sept 18th)

Downtown, Vernon
7/10/24 - 9/18/24
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Summer 2024 Welcome Letter from Tammy!

Welcome to the Meadville Y’s Summer Fitness Challenge. We are excited you have decided to make the commitment to join us. And congratulations because summer is tough. We know fitting a workout plan into those extra hours of sunshine can feel like a big-time hurdle, but you have joined the Y’s Challenge Team and together we will lose weight, lose those inches, and reach your goals! The heat of summer is here. Let’s get our sweat on! LET’S GO!!


Lifestyle of Champions 10-Week Teaching Topics

Week 1: Getting Started from Where You Are
Week 2: What are the Best Exercises to Lose Weight?
Week 3: How to Read Food Labels
Week 4: How to Eat Healthy as a Busy Person
Week 5: Post-Workout Meals: Refueling Properly
Week 6: Halfway Thru Your Challenge – How are you doing? Q & A?
Week 7: Does Sugar Really Make You Fat?
Week 8: HIIT for Beginners: A Guide from Start to Finish
Week 9: Massage Tips for Self-Myofascial Release with a Foam Roller
Week 10: Final Weigh-ins and Celebration!!


What happens after you register below?

You will receive a call from Tammy within 1 week to schedule your first weigh in appointment.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
6/19/24 7/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
07/10/24 - 09/18/24
10 Weeks
0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed
Opens on 06/19/24

Shake Off the Excess (April 10th - June 19th)

Downtown, Vernon
4/10/24 - 6/19/24
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Spring 2024 Welcome Letter from Tammy!

Welcome to the Meadville Y’s Spring Fitness Challenge. We are excited you have decided to make the commitment to join us. The next 10 Weeks are going to be challenging, hard, fun, educational, and yes, challenging. That is the whole point of signing up for a 10-Week Challenge. Follow the program and you can expect to lose weight, lose inches, and gain a new perspective on how exercise can be fun! Together let’s cruise through spring and hit your health and weight loss goals. LET’S GO!!


Shake Off the Excess 10-Week Teaching Topics

Week 1: Safe & Great Ways to Get Started for Your Next 10 Weeks.
Week 2: Is There a Best Time of Day to Work Out?
Week 3: Is Spot Reduction Real or Possible?
Week 4: Sleep – Optimal Still 8 Hours?
Week 5: How Best to Refuel After a Workout.
Week 6: Halfway Thru Your Challenge – How are you doing? Q & A?
Week 7: Making Time for Exercise.
Week 8: What Are the Best Fitness Trackers? Should I Invest in One?
Week 9: Protein: What You Need to Know
Week 10: Final Weigh-ins and Celebration!!


What happens after you register below?

You will receive a call from Tammy within 1 week to schedule your first weigh in appointment.


Registration Information  

Open Close Register At MemberNon-Member
3/27/24 4/17/24 Online / Front Desk $ 55.00-

Available Sessions

Date(s) Spots
Available
04/10/24 - 06/19/24
10 Weeks
0 Registered.
More Available
Registration
Closed
Opens on 03/27/24