Small group solutions for your weight loss.Small group solutions for your weight loss.



The YMCA’s EMPOWER is a 12-week program that provides for a custom approach to your health goals. We believe that tracking your personal activity, goals and outcomes helps measure what matters to you. You’ll get a supportive, small group setting with a facilitator who will educate, guide and counsel you on how you can become your best self.


Program Details

  • 12 Week Weight Loss Program that Meets Once per Week for 1 hour
  • Classroom Setting with Topics such as Goal Setting, Sleep, Stress, Nutrition and More
  • Provides Accountability and Tracking
  • $85 for Members | $295 for Non-Members (Includes a 3 Month Membership to the Y)


What is EMPOWER?

EMPOWER is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors, and forming sustainable healthy habits.


Who can enroll in EMPOWER?

The program is designed for adults 18 years and older who desire a healthier weight. This program is not intended for individuals with specialized needs due to chronic disease or the onset of chronic disease. Click here to see EMPOWER products that are available for registration.


How long is the program and how often does it meet?

This is a 12 - week program that meets one time per week. Each weekly session is 60 minutes.


What happens during each weekly session?

Each week participants will weigh in, be introduced to a new topic relevant to weight managtement, discuss as a group successes challenges/suggestions around the weekly topic, and develop goals for the upcoming week. Topics covered during the program include: nutrition, physical activity, stress and sleep, positive psychology, goal setting and sustainability.


What can I expect from this program?

This program will introduce participants to behaviors that have been shown to lead to sustained weight loss, and help participants develop those behaviors in ways that fit into their personal lifestyle.


How can I get more information?

For more information send an email to ymcareferrals@ymcacharlotte.org.