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Blood Pressure Self Monitoring Program

The YMCA’s Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM) supports adults with hypertension in lowering and managing their blood pressure. The four-month program (**from your start date**) focuses on practicing home self-monitoring of blood pressure readings and individualized nutrition education for better blood pressure management.


Price: Members – $50 | Non-members: $75

*Free Blood Pressure Monitor provided for all participants.**

With the support from a trained YMCA Healthy Heart Ambassador (HHA), participants:

  • Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
  • Attend two personalized consultations per month with their HHA. Current office hours (for members and non-members): Tuesday and Thursday – 9am – 1pm.
  • Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars
  • Non-members: can use the facility during the 4-month program.
  • Non-member facility times: Mondays & Wednesdays: 12-7PM, Tuesdays & Thursdays: 5am-12pm. (No Fridays, Saturdays, or Sundays).

What are the criteria to participate?

  • Adults: 18 years old or older
  • Diagnosed with high blood pressure and/or are on antihypertensive medication
  • Have NOT experienced a recent (within the last 12 months) cardiac event
  • DO NOT have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias currently
  • DO NOT have or are at risk for lymphedema

If eligible, how can the YMCA’s BPSMP help you?

  • Joining the YMCA’s BPSMP is an investment in your health and a commitment to reducing your risk for heart attack or stroke through:
  • Reduction in blood pressure
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure levels
  • Strategies for developing healthier eating habits and controlling blood pressure through diet

To see if you qualify or for additional information, please contact:

Kate Schmalshof, YMCA Director of Healthy Living

Phone: 309-692-7631


Devin Johnson, B.P. Self-Monitor. Program Coordinator