Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program

The program is tailored to fit your schedule, allowing you to enroll at any time. Through this four-month program, and with the support of a trained Healthy Heart Ambassador, participants will aim to:

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at home at least two times per month, gaining increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month with a Healthy Heart Ambassador (based on your schedule)
  • Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars

Participants pay a one-time fee that covers the cost of the program.

Members $35/Non- Members $55 (non-members will receive 4-day passes to the Y)

**Now available in English & Spanish**

Interested? Register below or contact Jeri Evans: / 434-270-7535




Healthy Eating for a Healthy Blood Pressure

Discover innovative strategies and lifestyle changes that can significantly lower or manage your blood pressure. Join us for an exciting journey towards healthier living!

WHO: Y members

WHEN: Monday, June 10 @ 9AM

TOPIC: Shopping, Preparing, and Cooking for Better BP Management

This is a free monthly seminar on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Registration is required.




Join us during your lunch break for engaging presentations, interactive discussions, and valuable takeaways. Don't miss this opportunity to expand your knowledge on various topics, from nutrition and wellness to personal development and community engagement. 

WHO: Adult YMCA members (18+)

WHEN: 12:30-1:30pm on the 2nd Tuesday of every month

For our June session (Tuesday, 6/11)

Topic: A New Approach to the Management of Type 2 Diabetes with Dr. Cox from UVA.




Monthly Nutrition Series

A Complimentary Class for Y Members - No Cost - No Registration

with Registered Dietician Olivia Obertello

Join us for our Monthly Nutrition Series, a comprehensive journey through a range of nutritional topics designed to empower and educate you on healthy eating habits. Each session includes enlightening discussions, cooking demonstrations, and delightful taste testing experiences.

WHO: YMCA members - adults and children age 8+

WHEN: On the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6-7pm

WHERE: Brooks Family YMCA Community Room

TOPICS: June 18 - Fueling My Body
July 16 - Foods and Moods
August 20 - Easy Summer Fun Salads
September 17 - Gut Health
October 15 - Why do I crave Sugar? 
November 19 - Healthy Side Dishes for Thanksgiving 
December 17 - Guiltfree Holiday Desserts

See our Events Page for more information on the upcoming topic

Free Community Cooking Class

Join us for our engaging cooking classes, presented in partnership with Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital and the Brooks Family YMCA, designed to infuse your family's meals with health and simplicity.

WHO: Y members

WHEN: Thursday, June 27 @ 6PM

Learn from the experienced Setour Dillard, RN, as she shares her expertise in quick, healthy cooking techniques, and the art of using flavorful seasonings. These community classes offer simple recipes that promise to bring nutrition and enjoyment to your table. Embrace a lifestyle of well-being through delicious, easy-to-prepare dishes.

This is a free monthly class with limited space available on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Registration is required.


Free Ivy Rehab Physical Therapy Screenings

We are excited to announce that the Y is partnering with Ivy Rehab to offer free physical therapy screenings every month!

If you’re in pain, have recently injured yourself, or just think something might be wrong, you can come and meet one-on-one with a physical therapist who will conduct a thorough assessment of your condition.

WHO: Adults age 18+ 

WHEN: the 2nd Tuesday & 2nd Wednesday of each month 

10am-11am on Tuesdays

6pm-7pm on Wednesdays