Chronic Disease Management
Cooper® Tracks Cardiovascular at the J
IDEAL FOR ADULTS:
- Diagnosed with stable cardiovascular disease
- Completed cardiac rehabilitation or do not qualify for cardiac rehabilitation
- Diagnosed with cardiovascular risk factors
November 6 – December 27, 2023
Mondays & Wednesdays • 12:30 – 1:30 PM
November 7 – December 28, 2023
Tuesdays & Thursdays • 12:15 – 1:15 PM
Fee: $499 non-members (includes 2-month guest pass), $399 members
JCC MetroWest has partnered with the Cooper Institute of Dallas Texas to roll out Cooper® Tracks a nonmedical exercise and education program focusing on prevention and chronic disease management. The Cooper Institute is dedicated to promoting life-long health and wellness worldwide through research, education, and advocacy. Founded in 1970 by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute translates the latest scientific findings into proactive solutions that improve public health. Key areas of focus are research, education, and advocacy. Through these initiatives, The Cooper Institute helps people lead better, longer lives now and well into the future.
According to the CDC, six in ten adults in the US have a chronic disease and four in ten adults have two or more. Chronic diseases are conditions that last 1 year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily living or both.
Chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States and are leading drivers of the nation’s $4.1 trillion in annual healthcare costs.
Lack of physical activity and poor nutrition are major risk behaviors known to be associated with chronic disease.
Cooper® Tracks comprehensive health education programs give participants the opportunity to learn how lifestyle modifications can positively affect their well-being and specific health conditions. The program is designed for:
- Sedentary individuals who want to begin an exercise program
- Individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic disease or risk factors for disease
- Individuals transitioning from a completed rehabilitative program to regular physical activity
- Individuals following a preventive approach via exercise and lifestyle modification
Each Cooper® Tracks program will:
- Be 8 weeks in length and meet twice a week.
- Contain a mix of small group exercise classes and educational sessions specific to the relevant disease process, nutrition, and lifestyle modification.
- Include an initial assessment with a health coach. During this initial assessment biometric screenings and functional health assessments will take place. You will be provided with program specifics and will be educated on how to be successful with the program.
- Include a tracking of the participant’s exercise.
- Provide social support and accountability.
- Include health coaches who monitor adherence to the program and progress made and will maintain contact to assist you with ongoing questions, adjustments to the program, and to provide motivation and support. The health coaches will provide periodic reporting to the participants physician(s) if applicable.
- Provide a two-month guest pass to access the fitness and aquatics center any time while you are enrolled, if you are not a J Fitness Center member.
• Diagnosed with stable cardiovascular disease • Completed cardiac rehabilitation or do not qualify for cardiac rehabilitation • Diagnosed with cardiovascular risk factors
• Osteoarthritis • Rheumatoid arthritis • Other inflammatory arthritic conditions
• Pre-diabetes • Type 1 or 2 diabetes
• Diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment • Recovering from cancer at any stage
• No specific diagnosis but desires to boost immunity • Recovering from illness or immobility and are deconditioned • Recovering from COVID-19
• Desire to follow a preventive approach to health • Deconditioned or sedentary • Inconsistent with regular exercise