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Metro Atlanta YMCA

Welcome to THE COACH APPROACH®, an exercise

support process designed to teach new and returning
exercisers how to start and stick with their exercise
programs. At no additional charge, you will be paired
with a YMCA personal wellness coach who will help you
work through your exercise-related challenges.

Teaching you how to start and stick with

exercise will:
• Reduce fatigue and sleep irregularities
• Increase energy levels
• Improve moods
• Prevent disease
• Enhance overall feelings of well-being

“I think that’s the number one thing: I have more

energy. I feel like exercising. I feel like walking.”

THE COACH APPROACH® will use a series of one-on-one

meetings with you and your personal wellness coach. One size does not fit all
when it comes to trying an exercise plan. For this reason, the YMCA offers a
brief but highly accurate survey of what works specifically for you. This survey
helps you design a plan that fits with your work/life balance. Using this and other
tools, your wellness coach will then help you develop short-term goals, show you
how exercise affects your moods and energy levels and teach you the importance
of self-management skills and how to use them.

With the help of your personal wellness coach,

you will learn how to:
• Kick the inactivity habit
• Build your success as an exerciser
• See the connection between exercise and feeling better
• Shape your work outs around activities you enjoy
• Stay on track even when your schedule throws you a curve ball
“The setting of short- and long-term goals has been very
important to my progress. Because I had so much weight to lose,
I actually focused on extremely short-term goals.”
Whatever the reasons your life seems to be squeezing
the life out of you, THE COACH APPROACH® will be
a welcome change of pace. According to the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention, only 15-20 percent of
exercisers typically stay with a plan long enough to reap
any health benefits. It’s not that people don’t want to
give exercise a chance — it’s just that the ability to stick
with exercise is less likely than the ability to repeatedly
start and stop.

Metro Atlanta YMCA


at a Location Near You!

Covington Family YMCA Northwest Family YMCA
2140 Newton Dr. 1700 Dennis Kemp Ln.
Covington, GA 30014 Kennesaw, GA 30152
(770)787-3908 (770)423-9622

Cowart Family/ G. Cecil Pruett Community

Ashford Dunwoody YMCA Center Family YMCA
3692 Ashford Dunwoody Rd. 151 Waleska St.
Atlanta, GA 30319 Canton, GA 30114
(770)451-9622 (770)345-9622

Decatur-DeKalb Family YMCA Carl E. Sanders

1100 Clairemont Ave. Family YMCA at Buckhead
Decatur, GA 30030 1160 Moores Mill Rd.
(404)377-9622 Atlanta, GA 30327
East Lake Family YMCA
275 East Lake Blvd. South DeKalb Family YMCA
Atlanta, GA 30317 2565 Snapfinger Rd.
(404)373-6561 Decatur, GA 30034
Forsyth County Family YMCA
6050 Y Street Summit Family YMCA
Cumming, GA 30040 1765 Highway 34 East
(770)888-2788 Newnan, GA 30265
Robert D. Fowler Family YMCA
5600 West Jones Bridge Rd. J.M. Tull-Gwinnett
Norcross, GA 30092 Family YMCA
(770)246-9622 2985 Sugarloaf Pkwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Ed Isakson/Alpharetta (770)963-1313
Family YMCA
3655 Preston Ridge Rd. The Villages at Carver
Alpharetta, GA 30005 Family YMCA
(770)664-1220 1600 Pryor Rd.
Atlanta, GA 30315
McCleskey-East Cobb Family YMCA (404)635-9622
1055 East Piedmont Rd. NE
Marietta, GA 30062 Andrew and Walter Young
(770)977-5991 Family YMCA
2220 Campbellton Rd.
Northeast Cobb Family YMCA Atlanta, GA 30311
3010 Johnson Ferry Rd. (404)523-9622
Marietta, GA 30062