Small group training and specialty classes

Are you looking for a boutique, small-group experience? At the Y, you can take your wellness to the next level with specialty classes. These classes feature innovative programs and phenomenal, supportive instructors in a small group setting offered in one of our state-of-the-art indoor or outdoor spaces. You will be inspired to get the results you have been working to achieve.

Program offerings, studios and equipment vary by location. With your city-wide membership, you have access to classes at locations across the Houston area and can easily add on a class that fits your needs.

A few of the class options available include:

  • Reformer Pilates ®
  • TRX
  • Weight Loss & Wellness
  • Boot Camp
  • And more!

We continually evaluate the latest trends to ensure that you can find everything you need to meet and exceed your goals in a safe, comfortable, and supportive environment.

YMCA Centers offering Small Group Training:

Generating Change

Formerly Y Weight Loss and Wellness

What is the Generating Change Program?

The Generating Change Program is a signature program that empowers and supports you while you achieve your healthiest you. Participating in the 12-week virtual weight loss and wellness program is a great way to learn how to eat healthier, move more and lose weight. There are no gimmicks and no restrictive approaches – just the tools you need to make the necessary changes in your lifestyle to achieve your wellness goals.

Weekly Topics

  • SESSION 1: Get to Know One Another, Get to Know Yourself
  • SESSION 2: Get to Know Your Environment
  • SESSION 3: Goal Setting
  • SESSION 4: Putting It All Together
  • SESSION 5: Understanding Food Choices
  • SESSION 6: Physical Activity, Benefits of Personal Training
  • SESSION 7: Mindfulness and Positive Psychology
  • SESSION 8: Cooking Healthy
  • SESSION 9: Stress and Sleep
  • SESSION 10: All Foods Fit
  • SESSION 11: Sustaining Your Progress
  • SESSION 12: Celebrating Your Achievements


Classes are currently offered at the Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA.


Helpful Tips and Strategies

This program provides helpful tips and strategies to incorporate nutrition and physical activity into your lifestyle, while also addressing motivation, obstacles and pitfalls that make losing weight, and keeping it off, such a challenge.

Your Support Network

A weekly, group-based one-hour meeting provides a supportive network of others working on similar goals to help when the going gets tough and to celebrate successes along the way.

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“What I liked about this program is that it’s not a fad and it’s not a gimmick. It’s a holistic approach to making changes to your lifestyle habits.”

– Arielle from Houston, TX