Managing a Health Condition
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. Conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.
Are you or a loved one living with diabetes? In partnership with MultiCare, the YMCA is excited to offer a free introductory workshop for individuals seeking more information about diabetes. You're invited to join this free class to learn how to optimally manage your diabetes. Curriculum includes basic diabetes information and terminology, tips for eating healthy and staying active, and reviews the fundamentals of diabetes medications.
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Do you want to move without pain?
Enhance®Fitness helps seniors who are at risk of falling and/or managing arthritis to improve their strength, balance, and flexibility through group exercise and regular progress tracking.
Other ways fitness helps seniors:
- Alleviate the symptoms of arthritis and other chronic conditions.
- Improved cognitive function.
- Improved mental health.
- Builds muscle mass
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Check your risk of falling by taking this short quiz:
Do You Know What Your Blood Pressure Means?
This 4-month health education program teaches members and community members how to correctly take their own blood pressure and track their blood pressure to reduce hypertension. This program is offered at various community locations.
During This Time, Participants Are Encouraged To:
- Measure and record their blood pressure at least two times per month
- Attend two personalized consultations per month
- Attend monthly Nutrition Education Seminars Program
Health Education Program Goals:
- Reduction in blood pressure
- Better blood pressure management
- Increased awareness of triggers that elevate blood pressure
- Enhanced knowledge to develop healthier eating habits.
Are you living with Parkinson’s?
Pedaling for Parkinson’s involves riding an indoor stationary bicycle to help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. In fact, riding a stationary bike can reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s by up to 35%. Join us for a class!
Currently, Living with Parkinson’s?
Rock Steady Boxing uses vigorous exercise emphasizing muscle movement, balance, core strength, and rhythm to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
This program was first introduced in 2006 by the youngest onset patient. As he continued to work on a personal regimen with a boxing trainer, he noticed significant improvements in strength and agility which reduced his Parkinson’s symptoms.
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Tired of being sick and tired?
The Diabetes Prevention Program is a supportive, 12-month small group where participants work together to learn about healthier eating and physical activity in order to reduce their risk for developing diabetes.
The YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program and is nationally supported by the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance.
Please fill out this interest form if you are interested in participating in our Diabetes Prevention Program.