Take Action to Improve Your Heart Health!

According to the American Heart Association, nearly half (46%) of adults have high blood pressure in this country, and it's a major risk factor for chronic illness.

That's why the YMCA designed our signature Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program. Our evidence-based model features personalized support for developing a blood pressure self-monitoring routine, tips for maintaining cardiovascular health and nutrition education!

Man measuring his blood pressure


The simple process of checking and recording your blood pressure at least twice a month over a period of four months has been shown to lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension. In the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring program, we combine regular checks with support from trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors, and nutrition education to give participants the tools they need to improve their wellbeing.

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Through this four-month program, and with the support from 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

• Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars

To participate in the program, participants must be:

• Be at least 18 years old
• Be diagnosed with high blood pressure
• Not have experienced a recent cardiac event
• Not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
• Not be at risk for lymphedema

Participants pay a one-time fee that covers the cost of the program. Each person will receive a blood pressure cuff to keep and use at home.

Non Member price: $55
YMCA Member price: $35

Financial assistance is available! Click here to learn more. 

Interested participants can use the button below to complete the program interest form. *Please note, completing this form does not automatically enroll you. Once the form is submitted, a member of our staff team will contact you about next steps.