TAKING ACTION, CHANGING ODDS
Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and the LIVESTRONG Foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, an evidence-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
Geisinger has partnered with the Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA to sponsor this free 12 week program.
Geisinger Orthopedics Gym
1175 E. Mountain Blvd
Mon. and Thurs. 6-7:30pm
Beginning September 5, 2019
Contact Linda Reilly for details and/or to register 570-970-5022
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and wellbeing following a cancer diagnosis. The Wilkes-Barre Family YMCA creates a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.
How It Works
- Small group, supportive environment
- 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week
- Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises
- Facilitated by certified instructors with special training
Who Can Participate?
Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment can participate in the program.
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