Additional Programs

The YMCA of Greater Richmond is proud to offer programs which support those in our community that face a variety of conditions and diseases.

Additional Programs

For more information on any of our programs, contact the Community Health team at or 804.474.4301.


Exercise in the water has been proven to help people dealing with arthritis.  We offer many arthritis classes in our heated pools around the city.  See Water Fitness and other schedules at our YMCA locations.


“Grace Swim Lessons” provides youth with autism a chance to learn how to swim and be safe around the water, with an incredible staff to swimmer ratio and a program designed specifically for the swimmer.


“Moving Forward” is an exercise and strength program designed for youth dealing with the effects of cancer.

Cardiac & Heart Health

Phase IV Cardiac Rehab provides a smooth transition from acute rehab into sustaining a healthy lifestyle at the YMCA.

To learn more, contact Deanne Hamilton at the Atlee Station Family YMCA.


As part of our 2025 Strategic Initiatives, the YMCA is committed to improving the health of our community, specific to type 2 diabetes.  Learn more about our programs.

Multiple Sclerosis

For participants with multiple sclerosis, this class combines water walking and MS Moves stretching to increase mobility and assist in maintain muscle tone and strength.

Parkinson’s Disease

Participants will engage in activities to maximize general range of motion and balance.  Light weight training, free exercises and balance training will be used to facilitate activities of daily living.  Participants must be able to walk, preferably unassisted.

Physical Disabilities

The YMCA partners with “Sportable” to provide athletes access to YMCA facilities for physical activity and sport specific training.


“RecoveryRX” is committed to helping you on your road to wellness. Our team works alongside your doctor to offer you complete care through our programs. We offer support for disease prevention and management for diabetes, hypertension, weight management and more.  Talk to your doctor about sending your prescription for health directly to the YMCA via or fax 888.965.7560.

This program is currently available at the Petersburg and Northside YMCAs.

Youth Obesity & Diabetes

We are excited to partner with VCU’s Children’s Hospital of Richmond and Faces of Hope programs for youth with type 2 diabetes or weight management.