YMCA of the Northwoods runs Livestrong at the YMCA exercise program
The YMCA of the Northwoods is offering the Livestrong exercise program at the YMCA program to help adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned from recent cancer treatments rebuild strength and stamina.
The Y and Livestrong joined together to create Livestrong at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
“Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals” Marilyn Duschl, program coordinator, said. “Individual goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem will be the focus of this 12 week program.”
The 12-week program is free and a new session will begin January 2014. The YMCA of the Northwoods is working closely with Ministry Saint Mary’s Hospital James Beck Cancer Center, Ministry Rehabilitation, and The American Cancer Society to bring this program to the community. Criteria for participation are: strong personal desire; personal commitment to attend regularly; physician’s release; complete screening forms and answer health questionnaire.
This program is recommended for individuals who have finished their cancer treatment recently, unless it is ongoing, or are survivors looking to regain health and improve quality of life.
To learn more about the Livestrong at the YMCA, contact Marilyn Duschl, Livestrong at the YMCA coordinator at 715-362-9622 x118 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.ymcaofthenorthwoods.org for more information.