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The Y’s mission has long focused on helping people to live their healthiest lives and reach their full potential in mind, body, and spirit, acknowledging that individual “health” is influenced by a range of interconnected environmental, social, and biological factors. We want to leverage our position, as an organization capable of inciting change at the individual, community, and national levels, to increase access to disease prevention and management resources in settings where people already live, work, learn, grow, and play.

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Call your local YMCA of Southwest Florida location for details or email us at [email protected]!

 

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a small-group program developed & established in partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their spirit, mind, and body.

Program Details

  • 12-week program with two sessions per week
  • Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance & flexibility exercises
  • The evaluation includes fitness & quality of life assessments before & after participation
  • Survivors of any type of cancer, at any point in their cancer journey from diagnosis to 30+ years post-diagnosis, may participate in the program

Available at: Venice YMCA, Englewood YMCA, Fort Myers YMCA

 

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Enhance®Fitness

Enhance®Fitness is a 16-week evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals, particularly those with arthritis and balance issues, to stay active throughout their life. Each class session includes cardiovascular, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises and the fostering of strong social relationships between participants. Enhance®Fitness is geared toward older adults. 

Available at: Venice YMCA, Englewood YMCA

 

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Pedaling for Parkinson’s

Pedaling a bicycle at a rapid pace, optimally, 80-90 revolutions per minute, helps reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. During the one-hour class, an instructor on a stationary bicycle will lead participants through a relatively fast-paced cycling routine to reach the optimal cycling speed or revolutions per minute (RPM). Pedaling for Parkinson's is held two to three times a week. 

A signed Physician's Consent form is REQUIRED for participation. 

Available at: Venice YMCA, Englewood YMCA, Punta Gorda YMCA, Fort Myers YMCA, Bonita Springs YMCA

 

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Parkinson's Exercise Program

Lead by certified group fitness instructors, this class takes place in the group exercise room using light hand weights, bands, chairs, and balls. The class is designed to help develop and maintain strength, flexibility, balance and voice integrity. The focus is on amplifying movements and improving gait, posture, and speech.

A signed Physician's Consent form is REQUIRED for participation.

Available at: Englewood YMCA

 

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Rock Steady Boxing

YMCA of Southwest Florida teamed up with Rock Steady Boxing to offer a cutting-edge approach to fight back against Parkinson’s. Rock Steady Boxing uses the fundamentals of boxing training in addition to Parkinson’s specific exercises which studies have shown to reverse, reduce and even delay the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. 

A signed Physician's Consent form is REQUIRED for participation.

Available at: Venice Family YMCABonita Springs YMCA, Punta Gorda YMCA (Coming Soon!)

 

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