Specialty Programs

The Sarasota YMCA is dedicated to being a leader in serving the needs of our community. These specialty programs improve the quality of life of those who need help through prevention and rehabilitation.


Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is a year-long program that helps those at risk for type 2 diabetes. Small, measurable changes can help you live a happier, healthier life. 


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week program for cancer survivors to improve strength, balance and flexibility.


Pedaling for Parkinson’s classes are designed using the “Endurance” SPINNING format. Research has demonstrated that this type of format effectively reduces Parkinson’s symptoms up to 35%.