Madison Area YMCA In the News


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: April Class Enrolling Now!

Mar 27, 2015
LIVESTRONG Graduation December 2014

For more information contact:
Madison Area YMCA
Madison Area YMCA Marketing & Communications
973.822-9622 ext. 2241
For immediate release to run through the month of April

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: April Class Enrolling Now!

CAPTION: Pictured is the fourth class that has graduated from the Madison Area YMCA’s LIVESTRONG at the YMCA since the program was implemented more than a year ago. At the December 11 graduation, pictured left to right are graduates and coaches: Madison Area YMCA Associate Health and Fitness Director and Coach Jennifer Casanova of New Providence; Mary Carrol of Morris Plains; Elizabeth VanVeen with her daughter, both of Whippany; Coach Patty Matthaei of Madison; Pam Johnson of Morristown; Shari Gould of Morristown; Maura Braun of Morristown; Kristen Zeleny of Maplewood; Tiffany Hanke-Benner of Morristown; Jack Vander Meulen of Madison; Cindy Wetter of Chatham; Judy O’Connor of Wayne; Pamela Connolly of Whippany; Donna Cooke of Florham Park. Front row: Coach Judy Core of Florham Park; Eugenia Gargiulo, Madison; and Meryl Picard of Murray Hill.

(Madison, NJ) March 27, 2015- The Madison Area YMCA is enrolling its April LIVESTRONG class now! The program brings those affected by cancer a significant step forward to sustained healthy living beyond cancer diagnosis and recovery. Sign-ups are going on now for the class that starts the week of April 27.

LIVESTRONG at the Madison Area YMCA is offered Tuesdays-Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. or Mondays-Wednesdays from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. Class is designed for ages 16 and up.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA supports cancer survivors through its no cost program that provides opportunities to engage in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Survivors are encouraged to come as they are, no matter what stage of wellness they are in.

The 12-week, research-based program brings together cancer survivors and YMCA staff trained in cancer care to achieve goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; improving confidence and self-esteem; and ultimately practicing a healthy lifestyle, not only as a part of recovery but as a way of life. 

For more information about the program or to sign up for the April class, please contact Madison Area YMCA Senior Director of Healthy Living Joe Gonsalves at 973-822-9622 ext.2242.