Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program II at the Y (CLIP II)

Long Study Name: Cooperative Lifestyle Intervention Program II at the Y (CLIP II)

Study Type: Weight loss, exercise and mobility

Study Purpose: 
This study will determine if weight loss alone, or a combination of weight loss plus aerobic activity or weight loss plus resistance training improves mobility disability in sedentary, obese older adults with or at high risk for cardiovascular disease.

Study Design: 
Participants will be randomized into one of three treatment arms: WL only, WL + AT, or WL + RT. Intervention will take place in three YMCA locations: William G. White,Fulton, and Kernersville and lead by trained YMCA staff.

Study Qualifications:

  • Age: 60-79
  • BMI must be 28>42
  • Documented cardiovascular disease or ATP III diagnosis of metabolic syndrome
  • Sedentary (less than 60 minutes of moderate intensity structured physical activity each week and occurs in no less than 10 minute blocks)
  • Mobility disability defined as self-reported difficulty with walking ¼ mile, climbing stairs, lifting and carrying groceries, or performing other household chores such as cleaning and yard work
  • No plans to move out of the county of residence for the duration of the study
  • Willing and able to participate in all aspects of the trial
  • Participants cannot work or volunteer more than 20 hours per week
  • Participants must be able to attend regular daytime classes up to 4 days per week

Study Duration: 18 months

Study Benefits:

  • Free weight loss treatment
  • Medical screenings with staff feedback at no cost to you

Study Contact:

If you are interested in the CLIP II study, call 336-758-8179 or email Jessica Sheedy at

Last Updated: 12-05-2014
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