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Y Healthy Living Center Johnson Family YMCA – Northside

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The Y Healthy Living Center at the Johnson Family YMCA opened in December 2016 as a community partnership between Baptist Health and YMCA of Florida’s First Coast. Like other Y Healthy Living Centers in town, most wellness programs are offered free and are open to the community at large with or without YMCA membership.

Stop by to check out:

  • Wellness coaching
  • Free talks
  • Free biometric screening
  • Support groups

What is health coaching?

Health coaching is a partnership. Throughout the partnership, your health coach will be a supportive mentor, motivating you to make positive health choices that will impact your overall wellbeing intended to help you move from where you are to where you want to be.

Meet your wellness coach!

Carol Thomas wellness coach for y healthy living center riverside photo

Carol Thomas is a Baptist Health RN Wellness Coach at the Northside Y Healthy Living Center inside the Johnson Family YMCA. Carol received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Florida State College at Jacksonville and Gerontology from the University of South Florida. She also maintains a certification in Gerontological nursing. Carol has previously worked in long-term care, corporate and community health. She has a special interest in holistic wellbeing and looks forward to working with you on your wellness goals!

Stop by today or call the center at 904.202.5434.

Request a Free Health Screening

Register for a free baseline health screening and Personal Health Survey to help you know your numbers and improve your health. The screening includes:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Composition
  • Glucose, Cholesterol and Triglycerides
  • Consultation with a wellness coach
Request a Free Health Screening

Medical Oversight and Management

Aristides Sastre, MD, provides medical leadership for the Y Healthy Living Centers. He specializes in family medicine and believes empowering patients with information that they can apply to their everyday lives is at the foundation of good health.