YMCA Cancer Survivors is a 12 Week physical activity and support program for cancer survivors. A cancer survivor is any person diagnosed with cancer, and includes people living with, through and beyond the disease.
At no cost to the survivor, the YMCA provides a safe exercise program and environment for cancer survivors to gain and reclaim their health and well-being. Perhaps just as important as the physical aspect of the program, participants get the chance to connect with likeminded people on a similar journey. Survivors who have gone through the program, describes the support, empathy and understanding gained through being part of a group as priceless and like nothing they've ever experienced elsewhere.
YMCA Cancer Survivors focuses on the whole person, not the disease. Instructors also help participants develop their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle. YMCA instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care.
Looking for a change why not try the YMCA Bowen Hills 10 Week Challenge - the proven exercise and nutrition program established in 2012 that has helped hundreds of people achieve their health and fitness goals.
Whether you set goal to slim down, tone up, lose weight, try a new style of high-intensity training or prepare for a fitness competition - the 10 Week Challenge will equip you with all the tools you need to see achievable and maintainable results.
So, what sort of challenger are you? It’s a great social way to meet other gym members and get those results you have always wanted.
As the specialists in older adult fitness, our classes are safe, fun, low impact, easy to learn, and designed so that each participant can begin slowly and progress at their own rate, regardless of their individual fitness level or physical ability. Our instructors are skilled, experienced older adult specialists who will provide all of the necessary care and hands on support participants need to exercise safely, whilst importantly still getting the most physical and mental benefit out of every workout. Entertaining music and the friendly support and motivation of a group exercise environment helps makes working out social, engaging and fun, whilst ensuring that in the long term participants enjoy all of the many health benefits that come with being physically fit and active.
Lungs in Action is Lung Foundation Australia’s community based maintenance exercise program at YMCA Bowen Hills for people with stable chronic lung conditions who have completed a pulmonary rehabilitation. It is also suitable for people with stable NYHA class II & III heart failure who have completed heart failure rehabilitation.
All Lungs in Action classes are run by exercise professionals who have been specially trained in exercising people with chronic lung conditions and heart failure.
Lungs in Action classes are suitable for people using supplemental oxygen and/or walking frames. And there are seated options for all exercises if required.
Class formats may vary between instructors and equipment availability, however all classes will follow the guidelines set by Lung Foundation Australia’s Lungs in Action training.