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Jumpstart is a 10-week programme aimed at improving health & wellbeing of people at risk of developing diabetes or have been diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. Each week participants will attend an educational session which will cover a range of topics from understanding diabetes, reading food labels and the importance of exercise in managing your diabetes.

Nutritional advice will be run by the programme leader using Diabetes New Zealand national guidelines and local health providers will come in to speak for additional support.  Once signed up to the programme, all participants will go through a one to one consultation with a YMCA trainer to get personalised exercise programme.

The education sessions will be split with fun, friendly exercise and participants will be encouraged to join group fitness classes or work on their own exercise programme outside the sessions. To maximise success, participants will be guided on how to set realistic goals and bring whanau along to the education sessions.

Downloads And Links

Jumpstart Programme Website

Next Programme Upper Hutt: Monday 22nd of June @6pm

Sign Up Upper Hutt 

Next Programme Lower Hutt: Register your interest today!

Sign Up Lower Hutt 

Contact Us

Email: Emily@ymcawellington.org.nz

Call: (04) 527 3380

Mobile: 02 7481 4642

Amina’s Success Story

Meet Amina! After falling into a bad lifestyle and being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, she knew she had to do something and an online search lead her to Jumpstart!

What have you learnt from Jumpstart?

I learnt so much from the programme and the people! It’s so hard to understand the information about diabetes when you search online. I now understand portion sizes and how important and effective exercise is in controlling your blood sugar levels.

How has Jumpstart made a difference?

Before Jumpstart, I was so lethargic and now I feel fresh and way more active! I didn’t realise how much weight gain had affected me. I lost 2.5kg whilst on Jumpstart and 5cm off my hips! Debbie and Helen’s encouragement kept me going (joining into classes) and they helped me believe in myself and to never say NO!