CHRONIC DISEASE SUPPORT AND PREVENTION
WHAT IS LIVE STRONG®
LIVESTRONG@ at the YMCA a FREE 12-week small group fitness program designed for adult cancer survivors seeking to regain health as they become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued. from treatment and/or disease.
THIS PROGRAM INCLUDES:
12-week fitness program with two 75-90-minute sessions per week Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises Evaluation includes fitness and quality of life assessments before and after participation Facilitated by YMCA-certified instructors Requires referral and medical clearance from a physician
HOW DOES IT WORK:
LIVESTRONG@ at the YMCA is a physical activity program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their health goals. The evidence-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical fitness classes as a small group for 12 weeks twice a week. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals, such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. Then continue to a support group that will meet monthly for the next six months. (Longer if needed)
- Improve energy levels & self-esteem
- Build muscle mass and strength
- Increase flexibility and endurance Improve functional ability to do everyday tasks
- Reduce the severity of therapy side effects and prevent unwanted weight changes
- Develop an ongoing physical fitness program so participants can continue to practice a healthy life-style, not only as a part of recovery, but as a way of life.
HOW TO REGISTER:
If you are interested in participating in this program
please see the front desk about being placed on a call list. We will then reach out to you and set up a meeting to finalize your registration. If you have questions please ask to speak with Vickie Leavens or Erin Widener at the Lake Otis location.
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ARE YOU AT RISK?
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NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE
Adjusting to a newly diagnosed condition, under going treatment, getting a positive diagnosis after endless procedures, or learning your condition is terminal can feel like an emotional rollercoaster. However, you do not need to take this ride alone?