According to the American Heart Association, 80 million American adults (that's 1 in 3!) have high blood pressure, but less than half have it under control.

Research shows that the simple process of checking and recording blood pressure at least twice a month over four months may lower blood pressure in some people with hypertension.

YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program is designed to help participants with hypertension lower their blood pressure by following an evidence-based program that combines blood pressure self-monitoring, nutrition education seminars, and personalized support.

Your Healthy Heart Ambassador will work with you one-on-one to be certain that you know how to correctly and consistently measure your blood pressure. During this 4-month program, you will also learn how to improve your blood pressure through different strategies, including nutrition seminars - we know that there is no “one-size-fits-all” approach and we are committed to finding out what works best for you!

  • Learn Healthy Lifestyle Choices
  • Support & Accountability
  • Educational Tools
  • Achieve Your Wellness Goals

Yes, there is a program fee. However, the Y is committed to reducing or covering the cost of the program through financial assistance or grant funding for eligible participants. 

We are now offering the YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program virtually! Enrollment opportunities are offered regularly across the metro-east region. If you are interested in learning more about the program and participation options, please call 314-598-2120 or email