YMCA of Greater Louisville

Southwest Family YMCA

2800 Fordhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40214 502 933 9622 Se habla español: 502 813 7950
  • Monday — Thursday 5:00AM - 10:00PM
  • Friday 5:00AM - 9:00PM
  • Saturday — Sunday 7:00AM - 7:00PM


The YMCA Weight Loss Challenge is a 12-week program designed to assist participants in achieving their weight loss goals. Each weekly, hour-long session explores practical topics essential to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, such as:

  • Healthy eating
  • Increasing physical activity
  • Meal planning
  • Overcoming weight loss plateaus
  • Staying motivated


The YMCA Weight Loss Challenge wants to help you lose weight in a healthy way. During the 12-week program, you will track your weight and your success!

During our first two classes, our trained facilitators will help you set attainable weight loss goals and provide incentives, such as 50% off another adult wellness program, for those reaching their goals.

With goals set and the knowledge to be successful, the remaining 10 classes and your fellow participants will provide the information and support you need to reach those goals.



New Year – New You/Weight Loss Challenge Program (Monday Afternoons): January 28-March 18; 12:00pm – 1:00pm
New Year – New You/Weight Loss Challenge Program (Thursday Evenings): January 31-March 21; 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Spring Into Action/Weight Loss Challenge (Monday Afternoons): April 15 – June 10; 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Spring Into Action/Weight Loss Challenge (Thursday Evenings): April 18 – June 6; 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Summer Shape Up/Weight Loss Challenge (Monday Afternoons): July 8 – August 26; 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Summer Shape Up/Weight Loss Challenge (Thursday Evenings): July 11 – September 5; 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Holiday Kick Start/Weight Loss Challenge (Monday Afternoons): September 30 – November 18; 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Holiday Kick Start/Weight Loss Challenge (Thursday Evenings): October 3 – November 21; 6:00pm – 7:00pm


Facility Members: $60
Program Members: $105


  • Our sessions run for 12 weeks with starting dates in September, January and May. Each session features new themes and topics.
  • Meetings are one hour per week.
  • Sessions are open to those 18 and older.
  • Small groups ensure personal attention and promote interaction.
  • Trained Y facilitators will help you develop and achieve healthy, realistic goals.


We offer our Weight Loss Challenge at the following Y's:
Sign up today, it's easy! Stop in at your neighborhood Y and sign up for your preferred class time at the Member Services desk.


Check out our list of Weight Loss Challenge class times for all of our Y's or visit the Member Services desk at your branch.

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