Healthy Living

For a Healthier Community

We believe the fight against our region's most pressing health issues can only be won with a holistic approach that supports each individual's physical, mental, spiritual and social well-being.

Why It Matters

Our community is facing a health crisis that is having a devastating impact on thousands of Tennesseans.

  • Due to staggering levels of inactivity, obesity and chronic disease, the state of Tennessee ranks 44th out of 50 states for overall health.

  • 1 out of 3 Tennessee adults doesn't get enough physical activity.

  • 88% of working parents report experiencing at least one stress-related health condition.

How the Y is Helping

Last year, the YMCA of Middle Tennessee helped more than 227,000 people of every background and income level make the healthy everyday choices that add up to a stronger, healthier community for us all.

  • In 2015, the Y invested more than $1.2 million in healthy lifestyle promotion programs to help at-risk populations improve their overall health and well-being.

  • The Y offers community and social support through 2,000 group fitness classes taught by more than 600 inspiring instructors.

  • Last year, the Y provided more than 32,000 families a home away from home and on-site child care at one of 15 family-friendly wellness centers.