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Jumpstart is helping people change their lives, for the better. Sometimes we like to jump up and down and share our news with you! Check out our news library below.

1000 Participants

1000 Participants

Jumpstart, the national diabetes health and lifestyle programme created by the YMCA Auckland and healthcare company Pharmaco (NZ) Ltd, has reached a milestone this week with it’s 1000th participant signing up.

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Shauna's Jumpstart journey in her own words.

My doctor said that I might need to go on Statins if I could not reduce my cholesterol. I decided to call in at the YMCA and ask about the Jumpstart programme and started the programme on 21st May

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Wellington woman fights to give her health a Jumpstart

Erin McMenamin (72) of Lower Hutt, Wellington has a health history that shows she’s a fighter, from operations on her knees and hands to battling cancer, undergoing spinal and living with diabetes.

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Whānau weighs in on Jumpstart

The Pikia whānau of Invercargill is taking control of its health and wellness by participating in Jumpstart, a diabetes health management programme that was launched a year ago at the Tay Street YMCA.  

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Stroke of luck gives Hamilton man a health Jumpstart

Hamilton man Steve Harvey, 52, knew he faced serious health problems after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and it would start affecting his life badly if he didn’t take action quickly. 

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Jumpstarters graduate in Mt Roskill

Eleven people graduated from Jumpstart in April at the YMCA Cameron Pools, Mt Roskill joining over 950 other Kiwis who have already completed the 10-week diabetes health management programme across the country in the last three years.

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Hamilton Sucess

Katy Windsor from Hamilton shares her Jumpstart journey.

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Breaking down barriers to healthy living opportunities

For eight years, Niloufer Sultana has faced a number of health challenges, including being diagnosed as pre-diabetic, and suffering from a stroke and three heart attacks. By 2016 Niloufer knew it was time for a lifestyle change. Upon joining the YMCA, she felt she had finally found a place where she was welcome and comfortable enough to work on her health.

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Karen Turner taking control in Upper Hutt

Karen Turner didn't realise the damage her unhealthy eating habits were having on her body.

Exhausted from her full-time commercial cleaning shifts, she would be too knackered to cook herself a decent meal and would eat whatever was around the house or order takeaways.

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Jumpstart goes National in 2017

Happy New Year!
We have some exciting news!
Following the successful pilot programmes in 2013. In 2017, Jumpstart Is proud to be expanding...

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Jumpstart Wins at NZ Exercise Industry Awards

We are very pleased and proud to be able to share the exciting news from the NZ Exercise Industry Awards, on the weekend. 

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Meet Josephine

What started out as being a friendly support, resulted in her joining the Jumpstart programme...

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