Westlake YMCA Partners with ScriptFit

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The Roanoke Times (Virginia)


The Franklin County Family YMCA at SML now offers ScriptFit, a doctor referred exercise program.

Previously the program had been available at the YMCA's Rocky Mount location. The program works with doctors and their patients to build a personalized exercise program to improve the participants' overall health and address specific concerns, including chronic conditions, stability, balance, muscle density and weight loss.

The YMCA has recruited Sallie Cappellari to be lead trainer for the program. Cappellari has previously taught bootcamp classes, cardio kickboxing and yoga classes.

"I'm thrilled to be a part of an innovative program like ScriptFit," Cappellari said. "This is just one example of how the YMCA positively impacts, not just its members, but the community as a whole. By partnering with our local doctors we are in a unique position to provide individualized care to meet the special needs of our participants."

In the coming months, the YMCA also will bring a Parkinson relief program to its Westlake location. The program is a part of ScriptFit and uses non-contact boxing drills and footwork to increase coordination and get Parkinson patient's moving and elevating their heart rate.

"We know that our members are going to love being able to work with a trainer, at a reduced rate, to address specific needs they may have to improve their health," said Lauren Acker branch director for the Franklin County Family YMCA at SML.

The YMCA also will showcase its InBody machine during November and offer free body composition scans to the community. The InBody is a high tech body scanner that measures body fat percentages, muscle density, an accurate body weight, hydration level and calculates metabolic rate.

"We have ScriptFit, the Inbody, Y Weight our health and wellness challenge, indoor pickleball and lots of classes every week. Stop in and see us," Acker said. "The Y has a lot going on to keep our members active and healthy and we'd love to see you there."

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