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Exercise opportunities for Breast Cancer Survivors

Philadelphia Area YMCAs that currently deliver the PAL intervention

Community YMCA of Eastern Delaware Count, Ridley Area Branch
Contact: Colleen Greeley ** Note: Colleen is out on maternity leave till Feb 2011 **
900 South Ave.
Secane, PA 19018
610-544-1080 ext. 220

Individual personal training in the PAL intervention in the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area

Philadelphia, Southern Suburbs, Delaware:
Cathy Bryan, MEd (215)400-1990, for hire

  • Certified health and fitness instructor through the American College of Sports Medicine
  • ACSM/ACS Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer (CET)
  • Decades of hands on experience doing exercise training with cancer survivor
  • Lead trainer and staff person from the PAL trial

Northern Suburbs:
Rachel Dubin 215-370-1554, for hire

  • ACE Certified Personal Trainer and ISSA Youth Fitness Trainer
  • Experience with training breast cancer survivors in both home and gym settings
  • Lead trainer for the PAL trial

Western Suburbs:
Lisa A. Newman, 610-554-3493, for hire

  • Certified Advanced Fitness trainer through the American Council on Exercise
  • Certified Yoga Teacher through Red Mountain Yoga
  • Experience with training breast cancer survivors in both home and gym settings
  • Lead trainer for the PAL trial

Southern New Jersey:
Joan Agoglia, 856-313-5748, for hire

  • AAAI and AAFA certified personal trainer, group exercise instructor
  • Trained by the PAL trial to work with breast cancer survivors
  • Trained by LiveSTRONG at the Y program to construct and run exercise classes for cancer survivors
  • YMCA Pilates Instructor

Options Beyond Philadelphia

Have your physical therapist request the PAL intervention materials at our website, we will send them to qualified professionals.

Cathy Bryan, MEd (215-400-1990) can be hired to provide workshops to prepare fitness professionals to deliver the PAL intervention safely and effectively in your area.

Other exercise options for breast cancer survivors

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programming

The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their 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. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

Click here to find Ys that offer LIVESTRONG at the YMCA