Yesterday my gym officially launched LiveSTRONG at the YMCA!
The program is a free 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors or those currently undergoing treatment for cancer. I will be working with a group twice a week to increase their endurance, flexibly, strength and balance and cannot wait to get started. (If you know anyone who might be interested in participating in LiveSTRONG at the YMCA, you can visit this map to find a YMCA near you that offers the free program!)
I arrived at the gym bright and early to talk to anyone and everyone about the program and encourage sign ups. I heard many, many stories about how cancer has impacted the lives of our gym members and I can only hope this program will be enriching and empowering. I think it has so much potential!
To encourage enthusiasm about the event, we created a scavenger hunt with facts about cancer around the gym and everyone seemed to have fun while they learned about cancer statistics and cancer prevention tips.
And a BIG thank you goes to Reebok for kindly donating our grand prize! Thank you!!!
Once lunchtime rolled around, a speaker from the American Cancer Society spoke to everyone about the importance of proper nutrition and exercise while we ate subs donated from Subway.
A little after 6 p.m., we pulled out a delicious evening snack donated by Chobani to display on the table to encourage people to stop by and learn more about the program.
The yogurt was a huge hit and people flocked to our table when they saw us pulling the containers out of our cooler. Thank you very much for your generosity, Chobani!
One of the flavors Chobani sent to us to give away was their new key lime Greek yogurt. Have you guys tried it? Oh my gosh, it is delicious! It got rave reviews from everyone once I dug into a cup and encouraged them to try it. So good!
Eventually it was time for me to head home to eat dinner with Ryan.
Dinner last night featured chicken sausage, onion and broccoli sautéed in coconut oil and served with a sweet potato.
The coconut oil added so much flavor to the dish. We both loved it!
After dinner, we hopped in Ryan’s car and drove to the dog park for some playtime with our favorite little lady.
The weather was gorgeous outside! Even though we don’t have your typical chilly autumn weather in Florida, it’s finally not ridiculously hot at night anymore, so we are happy campers.
Now it’s off to work for this girl! See ya after lunch!