Exercise is Medicine®
12-week prevention and intervention exercise program
EIM encourages physicians and other health care providers to include physical activity when designing treatment plans and to refer patients to evidence-based exercise programs and qualified exercise professionals. EIM is committed to the belief that physical activity promotes optimal health and is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions.
Next cohort begins on Thursday, April 27
This 12-week prevention and intervention exercise program allows participants, with referral from their doctor, to learn to improve their overall health and well-being under the guidance of qualified exercise professionals at the Ann Arbor YMCA.
EIM provides the resources and support systems essential to make impactful and lasting change for those living with chronic diseases or illnesses, and gives physicians the ability to extend their reach of care and refer patients for exercise guidance.
*Individuals will be required to submit an intake form to be considered for the program. Details will include a health screening, health history and any needed medical clearance.
• Small group training sessions following specific ACSM program guidelines.
• Once per week 75-minute sessions over 12 weeks.
• Health Screening
• Goal Setting
• Body Composition Assessment
• Exercise planning to improve balance, cardiovascular health, flexibility and strength.
• Five-week check-in
Is EIM for me?
EIM is targeted towards those who live with chronic illnesses and/or those totaling less than 150 minutes of physical activity per week.
EIM provides the resources and support systems essential to make impactful and lasting change for those living with chronic diseases or illnesses and gives physicians the ability to extend their reach of care and refer patients for exercise guidance.
The Ann Arbor YMCA’s mission is to put our core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility into action through facilities and programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. We are an Association made up of people from every walk of life, working side by side to strengthen communities.
Together we strive to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, race, gender, gender expression, gender identity, income, faith, sexual orientation or cultural background has the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Membership dues cover the costs of operating YMCA facilities, but they do not support additional costs for outreach programs and financial assistance for the less advantaged.