Living Strong, Living Well

Living Strong, Living Well

NEW SESSION DATES - March 27-June 12
Monday and Wednesday 12:30-1:45pm

OR Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:45am

A Strength and Fitness Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors. Developed by Stanford University

Living Strong Living Well™ is a 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients 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 as a way of life. 
 
The program consists of one 12-week session that meets 2x per week for 75 minutes. The program is without costs to participants. 
 
PROGRAM GOALS
The primary goals are to empower cancer patients/survivors improve functional capacity increase quality of life through an organized program of fitness & strength.  Living Strong, Living Well is also intended to
 
  • help patients build muscle mass and strength
  • increase flexibility and endurance
  • improve functional ability
  • reduce severity of therapy side effects
  • prevent unwanted weight changes
  • improve energy levels and self-esteem
The final goal at the completion of LSLW is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle.
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Program Set Up
  • Initial assessment
  • Goal setting
  • Strength and cardio orientation in YMCA Strength & Conditioning Gym
Weekly Program
  • Perform progressive individual strength program with instructor guidance
  • Strength program includes cardio, progressive strength training, flexibility and stretching, range of motion and balance of mind and body
Program Completion
  • Fitness assessment
  • Recommendation for independent continuation of fitness program
PARTICIPANT CRITERIA
Living Strong, Living Well is recommended for adult patients who are in or have recently completed their cancer treatments.
 
PARTICIPANT EXPECTATIONS
  • Have a strong desire to commit to the program
  • Attend all 24 classes in a 12-week session
  • Complete all pre-program health history and screening forms
  • Give permission for the Director to contact physician or treatment provider for consent to participate in the program.

The YMCA certified instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post-rehab exercise, nutrition & supportive cancer care.

 
PROGRAM SCHEDULE
WHERE
Ridgewood YMCA 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood 
 
CONTACT
Michelle Burke
201.444.5600, x337
email: mburke@ridgewoodymca.org