The Y is here to help people manage and prevent chronic disease through classes, programs, health assessments, and wellness coaching. Opportunities include LIVESTRONG at the Y for cancer patients and survivors, Pedaling for Parkinson's, and group exercise classes for people coping with arthritis.
When: Fall & Spring
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a small-group program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Through this program YMCAs are creating communities among cancer survivors and guiding them through safe physical activity, helping them build supportive relationships, and reducing stress – leading to an improved quality of life.
STAYSTRONG a LIVESTRONG Alumni Program at the Y is offered as a way to continue your health journey after completing the LIVESTRONG Program. STAYSTRONG provides a way to give back to other cancer survivors in the community. This program offers continued support on your health journey, goal setting and an achievement plan, workout time, community building and a way to provide support to the continued success of the LIVESTRONG at the Y Program. Proceeds from this program go directly back to our LIVESTRONG at the Y to fund the next generation of participants.
Wednesdays, July 10-August 28
Registration required, space is limited
Next session to be announced.
Suggested donation of $50
Date: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Cost: Free for members, $45/month for community members.
Pedaling a bicycle may change the life of someone with Parkinson's disease. Research conducted at the Cleveland Clinic showed up to a 35% reduction in symptoms by the simple act of pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace - optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minutes. Fast pedaling is not a cure of Parkinson's disease and should not be touted as such, but there is compelling evidence to show that it does make a real difference for many who try it. We do know that fast paced cycling is changing the lives of increasing numbers of participants who, before this, had no hope beyond medication and eventually surgery to slow the progression of their disease.
How do I sign up?
Obtain medical clearance and consent forms from the YMCA Welcome Center. After these are completed and turned in, a staff member will contact you.
Who can participate?
Be age 30-75 years
Be diagnosed with Idiopathic PD
Complete and submit a signed consent form and medical clearance
Agree to periodically monitor progress
Who can not participate?
Parkinson’s patients with the following medical conditions:
What do I bring to class?
*Medical clearance is required, please contact us before participating.
Don't let arthritis prevent you from staying active and healthy. Our Arthritis Swim Group Fitness class can help you alleviate pain and stiffness, increase mobility, and improve flexibility. No swimming skills are required.
Tai Chi combines agile steps, joint safe exercise, and mental strength to improve mobility, breathing, and relaxation. This class is for all fitness levels. Approved by the Arthritis Foundation.