Programs > YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring

The YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring (Y-BPSM) program is a 4-month program designed to help adults with hypertension lower and manage their blood pressure. It focuses on home self-monitoring of one’s blood pressure using proper measuring techniques and individualized support and nutrition education for better blood pressure management. At this time, the class is only available in English.


  • Two 10-minute personal consultations per month regarding blood pressure management
  • 1-hour monthly nutrition education seminars
  • Self-measurement of blood pressure at least 2 times per month
  • Continuous enrollment


  • YMCA of Central New Mexico


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be diagnosed with high blood pressure
  • Must not have experienced a recent cardiac event
  • Must not have atrial fibrillation or other arrhythmias
  • Must not be at risk for lymphedema

Topics and Skills Covered

  • Better blood pressure management
  • Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
  • Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits
  • Learn to take blood pressure properly


  • Program is valued at $250, but program cost is $45 for participants who already have a digital blood pressure monitor
  • Digital blood pressure monitors are available for purchase ($30)

More Details

  • To learn more about the YMCA Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program, visit their website here.