Phoenix, AZ: The Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA is offering cancer fighters and survivors free fitness classes. We’re all for it!
There’s a new fitness program at the Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA in Phoenix, AZ — we couldn’t be more pumped about it! The fitness program at the facility, called LIVESTRONG, offers free (yes, free!) fitness sessions for cancer survivors. The sessions run for 12 weeks, and the program is also open to individuals who are currently undergoing treatment for cancer.
Why do we love it? Physical fitness and nutrition are important factors for any individual, but cancer survivors especially reap tremendous benefits from staying on top of their health and overall well-being. In the past, cancer fighters and survivors were advised to rest up and reduce activity levels. Today, it’s a different story.
Keep in mind that the current research-based advice insists too much rest can lead to loss of body function, weakness and reduced range of motion. Several cancer care teams are motivating survivors and individuals currently battling cancer to keep moving!
The leaders at this YMCA agree with that notion. In an interview with the local news, Ahwatukee Fitness Coordinator Debbie Mitchell, explains why the facility is so excited about the program.
“We wanted to create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supporting relationships and improve their quality of life.”
Even better? Each member of the program gets a free membership to the YMCA. This is a profound resource for cancer patients and survivors who are ready to reclaim their power — both mentally and physically.
“For those who have never been to a gym, they can prepare by just showing up. We’ll take care of the rest,” Mitchell continues.
Seems like this facility is onto something, and the Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA has DynaPro Direct’s support — 100%!