Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health and Human Services


Collaborative Health & Human Services


The Central Coast YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) is established to promote and encourage the reduction of pre-diabetes to the community members. Every Spanish cohort receives a free gym membership. Unfortunately it is being used less than expected. Numerous reasons the members aren't properly utilizing the gym membership are time management, distance, and work schedules. The lack of gym membership use is a health risk to the members because it can lead to diabetes. To interpret these specific barriers in the lack of usage of the gym a survey was conducted to all Spanish participants in each class. The survey resulted with time management and driving distance were the biggest barriers. From this perspective it is recommended that physical activity is implemented to the curriculum. Therefore the participants engage in physical activity together and reach the goal of reducing pre-diabetes.