Enhance®️Fitness, is an evidence-based group exercise program for older adults that uses simple, easy-to-learn movements that motivate individuals (particularly those with arthritis) to stay active throughout their life.

Here are some of the changes our participants have noticed:

  • More energy
  • Better balance
  • Increases in upper and lower body strength
  • More flexibility and range of motion
  • Better sleep
  • More feelings of happiness
  • Sense of independence

 

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Alongside our Ageless Grace - Essentials class offerings, we also provide Ageless Grace - Parkinson's Edition which is a brain health fitness program tailored for people with Parkinson's and their care people. These exercises, based on everyday movements that are natural and organic, focus on the healthy longevity of the body and brain. 

Practicing Ageless Grace for 10 minutes every day can improve your brain health. Ageless Grace activates all 5 functions of the brain:

  • strategic planning
  • memory and recall
  • analytical thinking
  • creativity and imagination
  • kinesthetic learning. 

A Parkinson's disease patient can enhance attention span, increase levels of working memory, speed up the brain's processing power and thereby stimulate healing and improve poor balance and other movement disorders.

 

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a small-group physical activity and well-being cancer survivorship program that meets at the YMCA twice a week for 90-minutes each session. The program is designed for those living with, through or beyond cancer. 

The programs offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve such goals as:

  • Building muscle mass and strength
  • Increasing flexibility and endurance
  • Improving balance
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem
  • Improving emotional well-being of survivors and their families
  • Connecting with other survivors during treatment and beyond

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that is offered hundreds of Ys across the nation. The program has proven to help survivors meet or exceed the recommended amount of physical activity, significantly increase their cardiovascular endurance and improve their overall quality of life while decreasing their cancer-related fatigue. 

Coming 2024 

 

Contact Liz Bloom for more information at elizabeth@gtbayymca.org