YMCA of Greater Louisville

Southwest Family YMCA

2800 Fordhaven Road, Louisville, KY 40214 502 933 9622
  • Monday — Thursday 5 AM - 8 PM
  • Friday 5 AM - 7 PM
  • Saturday 7 AM - 5 PM
  • Sunday 10 AM - 5 PM


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.


Facility Members: $60
Program Members: $105

Our YMCA weight loss program focuses on weight loss and creating habits that are lifelong. This 8 week program will help you feel energized and give you the tools to make healthier choices. What is special about the online session is that you will the opportunity to come to the branch, weigh in and receive your weekly tracking book on Monday evenings plus throughout the week receive:

  • Communication from your facilitator, Angela, through the GroupMe app
  • Individual attention through email
  • Weekly new recipes to try
  • Exercise videos of a new movement once a week with a strength and cardio portion.

Facilitators will track your achievements and help you develop and achieve safe realistic goals.


  • 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.