Friday, July 22, 2011

LiveSTRONG at the Y is now at the Princeton Family YMCA

Here is an e-mail from Denise at the Princeton Family YMCA>

"LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life.

Our goal is to help participants build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.

YMCA fitness instructors work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. Our first program will begin on Monday, August 1st and will run every Monday and Wednesday from 1:30pm to 2:45pm for twelve weeks.

The program is free for cancer survivors and the participants will have access to the YMCA facility for the full twelve weeks, not just on program days. We hope to add an additional class in the evenings sometime soon but at this time, we can only offer it during the day. I noticed that you are the Coordinator for MCCC so I hope that you will pass this message along to your local survivors. We welcome everyone at any stage in their cancer journey and they can contact me directly if they are interested in participating or learning more.

Thank you!



Denise Soto

Development and Communications Director

Princeton Family YMCA

59 Paul Robeson Place

Princeton, NJ 08540

609-497-9622 x209

Fax: 609-497-2140

This is a fabulous program and I am happy to see it expand to Y's throughout the state of NJ.

Every Day is a Blessing!

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