Diabetes Fit - YMCA of Three Rivers Waterloo Region

Diabetes Fit

Diabetes Fit

Are you struggling to get started with healthy habits like exercise? Have you been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or have risk factors that put you at high risk of developing diabetes? Join Diabetes Fit  to change your life, one step at a time.

  • Build your movement confidence-participate in guided exercise, at the right pace for you with support from qualified exercise professionals. Learn the steps to safe and effective exercise. 
  • Increase your nutrition knowledge-learn about building healthy eating habits through registered dietitians.
  • Expand your support system-work with caring YMCA wellness coaches and connect with others working towards similar health goals.
  • Get active- move more throughout your day in a way that makes you feel better and improves your health.
  • Diabetes Fit is an evidence based 12 week program with one 90 minute session per week.  FREE for YMCA members & non-members. Virtual and in-person programs are availableAccess to a device and internet for ZOOM video conferencing is required to participate in virtual programs.        


1. Thursdays 6:30-8:00 pm September 15-December 1, 2022    


2. KITCHENER: Tuesdays 6:30-8:00 pm September 20-December 13, 2022 

3. KITCHENER: Thursdays 11-12:30 pm September 15-December 8, 2022 

Looking for more information? Please contact  Marsha Phillips marsha.phillips@ytr.ymca.ca   519-743-5201 x 2113   

Comments from our Graduates

"Participating in Diabetes Fit helped me to understand why exercise was so important to control my blood sugars and to live a healthier lifestyle. My questions were answered. I felt very alone in my journey to wellness before, but knowing I could ask questions in this group really helped me to feel calmer about my pre-diabetes diagnosis and gave me lots of
inspiration on setting goals to help improve my health."

"My instructors were so inclusive of everyone in the class and modified things accordingly. They were very welcoming to all!! I felt very comfortable and learned a lot. I did not feel intimidated to participate as they were so accommodating to all."

"The program touched all areas of healthy living and helped to motivate me to do more. Small changes have big results."

Learn how one of our wellness program participants changed his life, and decided to give back to help others do the same.

 Program Partners

Sun Life Logo Diabetes Fit is supported by Sun Life