TAKING ACTION, TAKING ACTION, CHANGING ODDS

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW – DOWNLOAD PDF FLYER

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCAs create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has been the YMCA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

DESCRIPTION AND GOALS

⦁ Small group, supportive environment

⦁ 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week⦁ Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises⦁ Held in YMCA “Wellness Centers”⦁ Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life assessments before and after participation⦁ Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

⦁ Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises⦁ Held in YMCA “Wellness Centers”⦁ Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life assessments before and after participation⦁ Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

⦁ Held in YMCA “Wellness Centers”⦁ Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life assessments before and after participation⦁ Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

⦁ Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

 

PROGRAM IMPACT

 

IMPACTLIVESTRONG at the YMCA has proven to

⦁ Help survivors MEETOREXCEED the recommended amount of physical activity

⦁ Help survivors SIGNIFICANTLYINCREASE their cardiovascular endurance

⦁ IMPROVE cancer survivors’ overall quality of life and DECREASE their cancer-related fatigue

 

WHO QUALIFIES?

Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment.

 

2017 CLASSES IN KNOXVILLE ENROLLING NOW:
CANSLER FAMILY  (Downtown) Mondays and Thursdays 6:30pm 7/31 to 10/26

DAVIS FAMILY  (Farragut) Mondays and Thursdays 1:00pm 7/31 to 10/26

DOWNTOWN  (Downtown) Mondays and Thursdays 9:00am 7/31 to 10/26

NORTH SIDE  (Halls) Mondays and Wednesdays 11:00am 9/18 to 12/13

WEST SIDE  (West Knox) Mondays and Thursdays 2:00pm 8/14 to 11/2

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Vickey Beard, VP of Healthy Living
[email protected]
865.406.7328


 

Medical Clearance Form

Date:

Client’s Name:

Client’s Phone:

 

Client’s DOB:

 

Physicians’ Name:

Physician’s Phone:

Physician’s Fax:

 

Dear Doctor _______________________________,

 

Your patient ________________________ has requested to participate in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: A Cancer Survivor Exercise Program at the ________________ YMCA. At the start of this program, your client will participate in a fitness assessment, including the 6-minute walk test, one repetition max test for upper and lower body, and balance and flexibility test. Following the fitness assessment, your patient will partake in cardiorespiratory fitness, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility and balance activities. A specific, individualized exercise program will be created for the participant based on the needs, interests and any recommendations you might have. The LIVESTRONG program is designed to start easy and become progressively more difficult over a 12 week period. All fitness assessments and exercise activities will be administered by qualified personnel trained in conducting exercise test and exercise programs.

Based on the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA intake form, your patient has indicated a diagnosed medical condition, coronary risk factor, and/or health condition that require a physician’s clearance prior to participation in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program.

By completing the form below, you are not assuming any responsibility for our administration of the fitness assessment or exercise program. If you know of any medical or other reasons why participation in the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program would be unwise for your patient, please indicate so on this form.

If you have any questions regarding the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program, please call the program coordinator.

Program Coordinator: Vickey Beard or Christine Canges Phone ( 865 )637-9622
Return Fax (865)766-8448

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Physicians Report

My patient, listed above, is:
_______Not cleared to exercise at this time
_______Cleared to exercise with no restrictions
_______Cleared to exercise with the following restrictions and/or recommendations

________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Physicians Name: __________________________________

 

Physicians Signature: _______________________________ Date: ____________