Put aside your aches and pains and improve your health in 2021. Learn from leading healthcare experts in the 2021 YMCA Wellness Series.
Registration is free and all classes are hosted online.
Ready for a fresh start?
Put 2020 behind you, improve your health, and get back to doing the things you love. The 2021 YMCA Wellness Series is here to help you improve your health and wellness.
Join top healthcare professionals from Buffalo, NY for a discussion on a variety of topics.
All classes are 100% free and open to the public.
Live or Recorded
Perfect for busy schedules and distancing. All events are hosted online at 7:00 PM EST.
Ask questions to leading healthcare professionals durnig the event.
View the full schedule
Registration is free and all classes are open to the public and hosted online at 7:00 PM EST.
Exercising with Back Pain
Struggle with a “bad back?” Learn from Physical Therapist Christopher Ponichtera PT DPT as he shows you how to manage and treat your back pain with safe exercise.
Core Strength for Women
If you want to tone up, get stronger, and boost your energy, this class is perfect for you. Join women’s health expert & Physical Therapist, Tiffany Regdos PT DPT, as she teaches women how to improve their bone health and muscle strength for a more active life.
Exercising with Knee Pain
Don’t let a sore knee slow you down — even if you have arthritis. Join orthopedic surgeon Dr. Geoffrey Bernas MD and physical therapist Matthew Profeta PT DPT as they teach you everything you need to know to keep you moving and doing the things you love.
Healthy Joints: Slow the Aging Process
Do your knees and ankles ache or stop you from doing the things you love? Maybe you’re worried your joints won’t last? If so, join orthopedic surgeon Dr. K Keely Boyle MD and Physical Therapist, Melissa Bulas-Mercuri PT DPT to learn what you can do to improve your joint health and even slow the aging process.
Running: 3 Secrets to Prevent Injury & Perform Your Best
If you love to run, this class is perfect for you. Join Physical Therapist Kearsten Fish PT DPT as she teaches you how to train smarter to not only improve your performance, but also reduce your risk for injury.
Exercising with Shoulder Pain
If you have trouble reaching up or lifting due to shoulder pain, you should join this class. Learn from orthopedic surgeon Dr. Thomas Duquin MD and Physical Therapist Christopher Ponichtera PT DPT as they teach you how to fix, manage, and prevent shoulder injury.
Dizziness, Vertigo, & Balance
Feeling off balance, dizzy, or struggle with vertigo? Join Dr. Lixin Zhang MD, neurologist of the Dizziness & Balance Center at DENT Insitute, and Physical Therapist Jodi Ridler PT DPT for this live event. Learn how to improve your life by fixing or managing your dizziness and vertigo.
Eat Well: Secrets to a Healthy Diet that Lasts
If you struggle with healthy eating habits, this class can help you. Learn how to build a nutrition plan that keeps you energized and healthy, without having to starve yourself or cut out your favorite foods.
GolfSmart: Exercises to Hit the Ball Further & Straighter
Love to golf, but you feel stiff and sore? This class with Physical Therapists Brandon Tytka PT DPT and John Nazzarett PT DPT is perfect for you. Learn little-known exercises that can not only help your game, but also keep you feeling loose and strong round after round.
Keeping Your Feet Fit
If you struggle with foot and ankle pain, you should attend this event. Learn from podiatrist Jessica Nowak DPM as she teaches you how to manage, treat, and fix the injury. From ankle sprains to bunions, you’ll learn everything you need to know during this event.
NEW for 2021
All classes will be held as a discussion with leading healthcare experts. Audience can ask questions in real time. Learn exercises, treatment options, and what you can do to feel your best this year!