Ready, Set, Move!

Ready, Set, Move! Success Story - Meet Jennifer and Porsche


Hi my name is Jennifer and I was asked by the YMCA OF GREATER SPARTANBURG to write my story. Of course, I was very excited because I would love for you guys to know how much the YMCA and the Ready, Set, Move! program has helped me. I started the program toward the end of September and I finished it around the end of November. I weighed in at 187 lbs. when I started. I am now at 169 lbs. and I feel great! The trainers the YMCA has are awesome, the program is free and it is a great tool to help you reach your goals. My goal is 30 pounds. I don't have much more weight to go and I know I'm going to reach my goal sooner than I expected with the help of the program. I am healthier, I breathe better, I eat better, and I'm stronger than I was before. With this program, you inform them of your goals and where you would like to be and they help you get through it all. From nutrition basics, giving you an idea of what to eat and not eat, a weekly plan on what to do every day from cardio to muscular strength training. They gave me so much motivation! My trainer even worked out with me a couple of times, which was great. I do the routine that I was given to help me and I am so thankful because I feel so much better and I look great. I want to thank the YMCA OF GREATER SPARTANBURG and all the people that help with this program. It is a wonderful thing.


The Ready, Set, Move program has been an amazing experience and an asset to my membership at the Y. This program allowed me to grow, learn, and understand my body, all while realizing what works best for me. It equipped me with so many tools on nutrition, exercise, and even goal setting. When I originally began the program I had no expectations, I just knew that I wanted to lose weight. Brianna helped me realize my own capabilities and strength and encouraged me to do my absolute best. I would recommend The Ready, Set, Move! program to everyone! Even if you don’t have weight loss goals, it still provides you knowledge for a healthier lifestyle. Now I know that I am capable of doing great things, I am excited to live a more active lifestyle for not only my family, but myself.

YOU could be our next success story. Come join the YMCA and sign up for the Ready, Set, Move! program today.

Ready, Set, Move! - Learn about this free program!

The YMCA is excited to offer the new “Ready, Set, Move!” program that is now  free to any member at the YMCA.  You will work 1 on 1 with the wellness coordinator to kick start your wellness journey.   Ready, Set, Move is a four week program designed to educate you on health & wellness, familiarize you with gym equipment, orientate you to our programs & classes and encourage you to actively pursue your wellness goals! Upon your successful completion of this program, you will be awarded a YMCA t-shirt!

Session 1: Fitness Consultation and Assessment

In order to get you to where you need to be, our team needs to understand where you are currently  in relation to the five components of fitness. The five components of fitness include body composition, cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility. During the fitness assessment we will identify your previous level of physical fitness, current physical abilities, height, weight, age and any known past or current physical issues. This will be the 1st of 3 pre-scheduled appointments with the wellness coordinator.

Session 2: Education

During your 2nd scheduled appointment, the wellness coordinator will orientate you to gym equipment and its proper use by giving a step by step demonstration.  Then you will be given the opportunity to show what you learned  by taking your own test run on the equipment.  Our mission is to build your confidence in the use of gym equipment and increase your level of understanding in accomplishing your fitness goals. 

Session 3: Planning and Goal setting

The wellness coordinator will introduce you (the member) to available group classes (RPM, Body Pump, yoga, pound etc.)  Additionally the wellness coordinator will assist you with goal setting and developing a fitness plan for moving forward on your fitness journey.

We are here for guidance and support!  Please make sure you stop by to let our team know how you are doing and don’t hesitate to ask questions!



Please contact Sean Fernandez, Wellness Coordinator, by email at or by phone at 864-585-0306 for any questions.