Living Strong Living Well
A Strength and Fitness Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors
Developed by Stanford University
The Ridgewood YMCA
112 Oak Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
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About the Program
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.
LSLW is a free YMCA community service program and participants are enrolled as Triangle members at no cost.
The primary goals are to:
*Empower cancer patients/survivors
*Improve functional capacity
*Increase quality of life through an organized program of fitness & strength
LSLW 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 weights 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 Set Up
* Goal setting
*Strength and cardio orientation YMCA Strength and Conditioning Gym
*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.
*Recommendation for independent continuation of fitness program.
Living Strong, Living Well is recommend for adult patients who are in or have recently completed their cancer treatments.
*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 participant in the program
112 Oak Street, Ridgewood
When: Winter, Spring and Fall
Mon and Wed from 12:30pm to 1:45pm or
Tues and Thurs from 10:30am to 11:45am
Contact : Carol Livingstone
(201) 444-5600 x330
Living Strong Living Well is under the direction of Carol Livinstone, YMCA Health & Fitness Director. Carol was trained by Stanford University to instruct and direct the Ridgewood YMCA Living Strong, Living Well program.
Carol and the YMCA certified instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post-rehab exercise, nutrition & supportive cancer care. Each participant receives instruction during the entire LSLW session.
Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the YMCA of Ridgewood, NJ Living Strong Living Well program pamphlet. I have never used this program so I have no opinion of the program, yes or no. Please call the YMCA for more information on the program.