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: Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall
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.
Date: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
Cost: Free for members, all other participants pay the daily drop-in rate.
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.
*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.