Evidence Based Health Interventions
Livestrong at the YMCA is a safe & effective way for those diagnosed with cancer to regain strength and return to their normal daily routine. This program was developed specifically for cancer survivors through the Livestrong foundation. This 12 week exercise program meets twice a week in the fitness center for one hour. Over the 12 weeks, cancer survivors receive a progressive strength training and cardiovascular program in addition to a basic nutrition plan. May be in any stage of Cancer Recovery. Doctors Medical Release-Physician Referral required.
Please contact the Director of Healthy Living, Rhoda Kasparek at 203-762-8384 x282 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to sign up for LIVESTRONG.
Parkinson's Exercise Program
The Riverbrook Regional YMCA offers a Parkinson Exercise program, based on the “Delay the Disease” program protocol. “Delay the Disease” was developed in response to the growing number of individuals diagnosed with the disease looking to regain functional strength and resume their active daily living routines prior to their diagnosis. The 8 week program gives anyone with the disease the opportunity to work with a certified Parkinson Exercise specialist to increase their muscular strength, cardiovascular fitness and flexibility. Participants work in in small groups to improve gait, balance speech and motor skills. A pre and post assessment is given to all participants. Medical clearance is required in order to participate.
The YMCA’S DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM is designed for Adult (18+) individuals who are overweight (BMI >25) with pre-diabetes, confirmed via one of 3 blood tests-A1c,Fasting Plasma Glucose, 2 hour plasma Glucose ,or Pre-diabetic determined by clinical diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes (GDM) during a previous pregnancy, or have 2 or more risk factors The Diabetes Prevention program helps those at risk for developing type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles by eating healthier, increasing their physical activity, and losing a modest amount of weight in order to reduce their chances of developing the disease.
Right Start Program
This individualized program gives Adult participants the tools they need to start their fitness journey off right!! Participants are provided with 5 personal training sessions with a certified personal trainer and 1 full hour session and three half hour sessions with our Registered Dietician. This program is a personalized program and scheduled at the participants request with the Dietician and the personal trainer. By appointment.