Adaptive Wellness

The most critical time for an individual’s recuperation is when he or she returns home from the hospital. At the Y, we provide individuals the support, guidance and resources needed to achieve greater health and well-being in spirit, mind and body.

Brooks Rehabilitation is proud to offer several different adaptive wellness programs, in partnership with the Y. Each Program is designed to help those with mobility impairments through supervised physical activity.Through these programs, participants learn how to stay active and improve their health after they complete formal physical therapy.

Each Program requires a registration. Some require a referral and medical release from a physician. Programs include an orientation, evaluation, goal setting and a customized and supervised exercise program created for each participant by Rehabilitation experts from Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital in collaboration with Y Staff.

Brain Injury Wellness Program

Brooks Rehabilitation is proud to offer a brain injury wellness program, in partnership with the Y, to help survivors of brain injuries with supervision, motivation and support. A specialized exercise plan is created for each participant under the guidance of exercise specialists at either the Brooks or St. Augustine Ys. An order and medical release from a physician are needed to get started.

Cost

Members: $15 / month
Program Participants: $30 / month

Mark Your Calendars

BROOKS FAMILY YMCA Tues, Thurs 1:00pm-4:00pm
ST. AUGUSTINE FAMILY YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 12:00pm-1:00pm

Multiple Sclerosis Wellness

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Wellness is an exercise program designed for those living with MS. During the 1-hour program, participants will learn how to properly use equipment such as hand weights and resistance bands. The exercises are designed for all ages and will be modified for participants regardless of physical activity level. This class is FREE and you do not have to be a YMCA member to participate.

It is in partnership with the North Florida Multiple Sclerosis Society and Brooks Rehabilitation.

All participants sign a membership form and waiver, and receive a key fab. Participants are asked to check in at the Welcome Center before attending a class.

Program Requirements

Affected by MS; Caregiver for someone diagnosed with MS; Evaluated by a physical therapist (not required).

Mark Your Calendars

BROOKS FAMILY YMCA (Studio A) Tues, Thurs 2:00pm-3:00pm

To learn more please contact Seth Kugler at skugler@firstcoastymca.org.

Parkinson’s Wellness

This program is designed to help participants maintain and improve their strength and endurance using gym equipment. The class fosters social support that comes from moving with a group of people all familiar with what it means to live with Parkinson’s. An exercise physiologist facilitates this class. An initial evaluation by a Brooks Rehabilitation therapist is required prior to beginning this program. There is a monthly free associated with this program.

Mark Your Calendars

BROOKS FAMILY YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00am – 12:00pm
McARTHUR FAMILY YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 9:00am – 11:00pm
DYE CLAY FAMILY YMCA Tues, Thurs 9:00am – 12:00pm

To learn more information, please call 904.345.6812 or visit Brooks Rehab.

Stroke Wellness

Brooks Rehabilitation is proud to offer a stroke wellness program, in partnership with the Y and Halifax Medical Center, to help stroke survivors with supervision, motivation and support. The Stroke Wellness Program provides patients with customized exercise programs and nutrition education to support the goal of restoring strength, endurance and agility after a stroke.

Cost

Members: $15 / month
Program Participants: $30 / month

Real Stories

Read how the Stroke Wellness Program at the Johnson Family YMCA gave Tracey Grier the strength and endurance to walk on her own.

Mark Your Calendars

BROOKS FAMILY YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
DYE CLAY FAMILY YMCA Tues, Thurs 9:00am-12:00pm
JOHNSON FAMILY YMCA Tues, Thurs 11:00am-1:00pm
MCARTHUR FAMILY YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
ST. AUGUSTINE FAMILY YMCA Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00pm-4:00pm
WILLIAMS FAMILY YMCA Tues, Thurs 1:00pm-4:00pm

Mission Statement: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.