FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Chronic Diseases, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes, affect 3 out of 5 Americans. Chronic Disease Prevention Programs at the YMCA offer both physical and emotional support for those living with a chronic disease. Thanks to many donors, these programs are provided to participants for free or at a low cost.
LIVESTRONG AT THE YMCA
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a FREE program tailored to fit the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve the quality of their lives before, during, and after treatment. This 12-week program meets twice per week with certified instructors and personal trainers who have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care.
Increase flexibility and endurance
Enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks
Improve energy levels, build muscle mass and strength
Reduce the severity of therapy side effects and prevent unwanted weight changes
Develop an on-going physical fitness program, not only as part of recovery, but as a way of life
Criteria for Participation:
Strong personal desire and a commitment to participate in the program.
Inform your physician that you plan to join the program
Give permission for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff to contact your physician or health care provider as needed.
For more information about Livestrong at the Y, call Jennifer Taylor (309) 797-3945 ext 229.
HOPE = Helping Oncology Patients Exercise
4: balance, strength, flexibility, & cardio
HOPE4Life Club is for survivors who have successfully graduated from the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. HOPE4Life promotes physical activity and provides socialization opportunities for cancer survivors and their families. Members receive education, encouragement and support in a nurturing environment.
Body In Motion
Our Body in Motion class helps adults of all ages with Parkinson’s or other chronic diseases that affect balance, in order to maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility. This monthly class meets twice a week in the Health Improvement Center.
- Improve Posture
- Improve Rigidity
- Help with Gait and Balance
- Increase Strength and Flexibility
Reclaim is a preventative cardiac rehab program designed to enhance the quality of life for people who are looking to improve overall cardiovascular health. Trained exercises specialists monitor and assist in program design and take beginning and ending blood pressure.
- Reclaim your health and decrease chance for cardiac event
- Build Endurance
- Increase Strength
- Improve Balance
- Record your daily blood pressure
- Fun Socializing
Healthy Weight &
This 10 week program is designed to help people seeking a healthier weight achieve their goals by making small, modest changes to their daily behaviors. If you are looking to lose weight, have type 2 diabetes, or prediabetes this program provides tools, knowledge and group support to help you develop a nutrition and exercise plan that works for you!
- Gain Nutrition Knowledge
- Create a Workout Plan
- Help Reach your Goal Weight
- Provide Group Support
- Provide Accountability