Do you lack the motivation to exercise on your own?
Becoming part of a group may help. Adults are recommended to participate in regular, moderate exercise several times a week. That is especially important for those recovering from a number of different ailments and diseases.
For instance, in January 2018, breastcancer.org reported on research published by the “Journal of Clinical Oncology” that many studies have found a link between regular exercise and a lower risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as a lower risk of breast cancer coming back (recurrence.) Further citing: Now a study suggests that regular exercise may increase the life expectancy of breast cancer survivors. This is because exercise lowers survivors’ increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, along with recurrence.
Scott Bergen, fitness manager at the Rudy A. Ciccotti Family Recreation Center explains how they can help. “The Ciccotti Center has helped many individuals over this past year in our Medical Integrated “Next Steps” and “Kids on the Move” programs. Upon completion, many were looking for more opportunities to continue to train. One specific opportunity was with a group of breast cancer survivors. They all went through and graduated from the Next Steps programs. This group was unique and has overcome a lot of adversity. They are a team of dragon boat competitors. Like any team, everyone needs to be fit and working together or the boat steers off course. They realized this and went on to join our eight-week Team Group Training Program. Each team group training package starts and ends with a pre/post assessment getting the individual’s exercise history, previous injuries, medications, and specific goals. From there, the team meets twice a week and begins to build a foundation to accomplish goals! We’re able to accommodate a team of 20-plus individuals and still focus on individuals goals throughout the program.”
Bergen continues, “Being the only Medical Fitness Accredited facility in New York, you will get the opportunity to train with some of top fitness specialists in the area, each providing different backgrounds and specialties when it comes to team sports. Our team includes former college baseball, soccer, and lacrosse players to name just a few; many of whom have coaching experience at the high school and college level. Training for sport is important, but training the correct way makes a bigger difference.”
For more information, please visit ciccotticenter.org or call the center at 518-867-8920.
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