Mankato YMCA to Offer Evidence-Based Programs in Fall 2017 

Mankato Times

MANKATO, MINN. — The Mankato Family YMCA is proud to sponsor three evidence-based programs in the fall:  Livestrong for cancer survivors, Exercise is Medicine and Pedaling for Parkinson’s.   

Livestrong at the YMCA is a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as: building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. The fall session runs from September 11-December 7, 2017 and will be held on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 6-7:30 pm. 

Exercise is Medicine is a medically based wellness program for adults experiencing at-risk chronic health conditions such as hypertension, obesity, depression or arthritis.  Experience EIM and learn how to reduce risk and improve your overall health by adapting healthy behaviors that include exercise and movement.  The fall session runs September 18-December 13 and will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 am. 

Pedaling for Parkinson’s is a cycling class that utilizes a rapid, consistent pace that has been shown to help reduce symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.  Session one runs from September 11-October 27, 2017 and session two runs from October 30-December 19, 2017.  This class is offered on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11 am- 12 pm. 

Patient screening and strict adherence to safety protocols are required for all of these classes. 

For more information contact Teresa Langworthy or Mankato YMCA @ 507-387-8255 Ext. 234.



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