LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is Coming

There seems to be a new wellness program that comes out each and everyday.  There are programs to help lose weight, or gain muscle, or target a specific area of the body.  What about a specific group of people?  There are classes for seniors, people looking for high intensity classes, and people looking for a fun active class like Zumba.  At the Y, each wellness program has a specific audience and the Y is proud to announce that coming in 2016 we will be offering the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program.

The Y is a leader in the field of health and wellness and works with organizations to offer a wellness program that people can take advantage of in their local community.  Y’s do this through working with local agencies to find out health issues and how the Y might be able to help.  The YMCA of Catawba Valley works with its local hospitals and doctor’s offices to help engage people in a healthier lifestyle.  It wasn’t long ago when people diagnosed with cancer were told not to exercise.  Now a days the goal is to get them as active as possible through strength training and other forms of exercise.  No matter where someone is in their fight against cancer the Y can help.  That is why Y fought to get this get grant so we might better serve all in Catawba County who are fighting cancer.  The LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA wellness program is a great opportunity to positive affect the lives of people fighting this awful disease.

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 YMCA’s 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.  More details are sure to come as this program is launched in the early 2016.

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