Moving is Medicine

Moving is Medicine Programs

Studies show that there is a high correlation between sedentary behavior and an increase in cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.  Sedentary behavior has also shown to increase obesity and cancer risk.   According to the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), physical activity decreases the chances of developing cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, and other health problems.  Improvements can be made by incorporating as little a 30 minutes per day of cardiovascular exercise.

The YMCA’s Moving is Medicine program is an exercise program designed for men and women who need to incorporate physical activity into their lives.  Moving is Medicine is supervised by a degreed Exercise Specialist. Exercise not only helps with medical conditions, but it also helps increase quality of life.

Whether you have joint issues, hypertension, stroke, osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer, or you are just deconditioned, we can help you!

Moving is Medicine is a referral-based program.

Fitness After Rehab

Fitness After Rehab is a program designed to assist you with an exercise plan that will help improve recovery from surgery, injury and other medical conditions.

  • Requirement -Participants must be referred by a Physical Therapist. (Download a referral form.)
  • Who this benefits –  Anyone who has completed Physical Therapy in the past 30 days.
  • About the program – Includes 8, 30-minute sessions with an Exercise Specialist.  Sessions are focused on the specific needs of the participant as recommended by their Physical Therapist.
  • Locations – This program is offered at all 3 branches – Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA,  Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA, Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA.
  • Fees -Call for pricing

Learn Your Moves

Learn Your Moves is a 12-week introductory program that meets 2-3 times per week to get you started on your fitness journey.  We will give you the tools to succeed in your better health journey.

Includes a membership to the YMCA of Coastal Carolina.

  • Requirement -Participants must be referred by a Healthcare Provider and be a new member of the YMCA. (Download a referral form.)
  • Who this benefits –  Anyone who suffers from a Chronic Disease such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis or other similar conditions.
  • About the program – Supervised small group training with an exercise specialist.  Group meets 2-3 times per week. 
  • Locations – This program is offered at Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA.
  • Fees – $300 includes YMCA membership for duration of program. 

Maintain Your Moves

Maintain Your Moves is an on going maintenance program to ensure that your fitness journey continues. 

  • Requirement -Participants must be referred by a Healthcare Provider or completed Learn Your Moves and be an active member at any YMCA of Coastal Carolina location. (Download a referral form.)
  • Who this benefits –  Anyone who suffers from a Chronic Disease such as Diabetes, Heart Disease, Osteoporosis or other similar conditions.
  • About the program – Supervised small group training with an exercise specialist.  Group meets 2-3 times per week. 
  • Locations – This program is offered at Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA
  • Fees – $100.00 per month

Power Thru Parkinson's

Power Thru Parkinson’s is a boxing-inspired class offered to people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, or other movement disorders. The class focuses on balance, strength, coordination, stamina, dexterity, memory, and walking ability. It incorporates boxing and cycling activities; both of which have been shown to slow the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. 

Boxing gloves are available for use during the class, but you are encouraged to provide your own. Class size is limited to ten participants. Due to the size of the class, registration will be required.

  • Requirement – Active member at any YMCA of Coastal Carolina location.
  • Who this benefits –  Anyone living with Parkinson’s Disease.
  • About the program – Each class is composed of 10 to 12 exercises set up as stations ranging from strength training, balance and neuromotor training, as well as cardiovascular and stretching. 
  • Locations – This program is offered at Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA and Claire Chapin Epps Family YMCA.
  • Fees – Free with membership at any YMCA of Coastal Carolina location. 

Stabilizing Strokes

Stabilizing Strokes is a 12-week  program that meets 2-3 times per week. Throughout the 12 weeks you will gain strength, movement and balance.  

  • Requirement -Participants must be referred by a Healthcare Provider.
  • Who this benefits –  Anyone that would like to become stronger and learn healthy habits after suffering from the experience of a stroke. 
  • About the program – Supervised small group training with an exercise specialist.  Group meets 2-3 times per week. 
  • Locations – This program is offered at Tidelands Health Pawleys Family YMCA.
  • Fees – $300 includes YMCA membership for duration of the program or $100 a month for active YMCA of Coastal Carolina members.  

Updated Hours Today

We hope you and your family stayed safe during the storm. We will resume normal operations at all three YMCA of Coastal Carolina center locations at 11 a.m. today. 

  • Thursday, August 31: All three center locations will reopen at 11 a.m.
  • Friday, September 1: All three center locations will be open during normal hours.
 24-hour access will be unavailable to Tidelands Health Georgetown Family YMCA during the times the center is closed but will resume as normal tonight.