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Take control of your fitness, diet, and well being by joining War for Health in Johnstown, PA.  Fighting chronic conditions.

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Fitness, Weights, and Aerobics

The Healthy Lifestyle Program provides personal fitness trainers who will work one on one with participates or in a group environment. Participants will be given a base line assessment for physical activity. After the initial assessment is completed, an individualized designed fitness program will be created. Programs will be supervised and structured utilizing a variety of physical activities using fitness equipment to encourage physical fitness, overall wellbeing, improve self-esteem, and relieve stress. Also our program will stress the importance of performing and maintaining an ongoing fitness program. In addition, the program will include developing good diet and nutrition habits. The overall goal is to motivate, support and tailor a program to each participate and diligently work with them to achieve an optimum strength and weight.

  • Monday-Friday: 8am – 8pm
  • Day Care 4pm-8pm
  • Fitness & cardio equipment
  • Specialized weight training equipment

Address: 200 Lincoln Street, Johnstown, Pa 15901
Phone: (814) 539-0164
http://floodcityboxing.org/
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  • Private room/ one-on-one instruction
  • Aerobic classes
  • Indoor track
  • Nutrition education

At the YWCA we work hard to provide the Greater Johnstown community with a variety of programs for both men and women that provide services to those in need, educate the community on women’s issues, strive for the elimination of racial injustice, and promote health and wellness. The YWCA will work one on one with participants that need it and will assist in overcoming barriers. Group sessions will also be provided. The YWCA can be combined with Flood city gym, but participants are required to attend the YWCA an average of 2x per week.

  • Mon-Fri 8:30 am – 8pm & Sat 9 – 12am
  • Group sessions with other WFH participants on Tue, Thurs, Fri 1:00-1:45pm
  • Aqua Therapy/ Heated pool available
  • Regularly scheduled classes also available to participants

Address: 526 Somerset Street,
Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 536-3519
www.ywcajohnstown.org

  • Emphasis on group sessions
  • Day Care Available by appointment
  • Water Fitness Class

Regular Class Schedule:
8:45-9:45 Adult Plunge: MTWThF
Noon – 1:00 Female ONLY: MTWThF
3pm-4pm Family Plunge: MWF
3pm-4pm Adult Plunge: Th
7pm-8pm Family Plunge: TF
7:30pm-8:30pm Adult Plunge: W
Saturday: 9-10am All Swim; 10-11am Aqua Zumba; 11-12 All Swim.

The war on health doesn’t have to be expensive. Conemaugh’s Community Health was involved with a program called Walkworks that promotes the inexpensive exercise of “WALKING”. We have outlined safe walking trails in all parts of Cambria County that include:

  • Roxbury Park
  • Eighth Ward
  • Sandyvale Cemetery
  • Downtown Johnstown
  • Cambria City
  • Ghost Town Trail starting at Young Peoples Community Center
  • Saint Francis University
  • University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

A map of each trail can be found on the WalkWorks website www.pawalkworks.com. It highlights the historic landmarks along each trail and measures between one and three miles. Look for signs posted at each location. While these sites are great places to walk, remember you can walk anywhere, any time for as long as you want. Find a friend and walk in your neighborhood, walk while the kids practice soccer or baseball. The important thing is to keep moving. Walking for exercise manages your weight, lowers your blood pressure and relieves stress.   Start out slow and see where you can go. Increase your pace or your length of time. Remember, with walking there are no rules and no charge. It’s free and the best way to fight the war on health.

Wellness Program is an incentive/reward web based program.  It can be accessed anywhere, any time.  Once enrolled, participants can select from an array of health-related activities.  These activities can range from walking, jogging, training for marathons and participation in healthy eating/nutrition to competitive sports programs.  Participants will receive a pedometer to measure steps.  Each participants will be responsible to log into the web and input their data..  There will be a range and point value of each activity established, and the participant can select/complete each activity to accumulate points.  As points are achieved, they can be exchanged for gift cards and prizes correlating to the level(s) achieved.

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CARE Clinic (Community Rehabilitation Access for Everyone)

The C.A.R.E. Clinic is a student-run physical therapy clinic that offers free, state of the art physical therapy treatment. Services offered:

  • Muscle strengthening
  • Balance and coordination activities
  • Aquatic therapy

Address: 108 Francisian Way
Loretto, Pa 15940
Phone: (814) 471-1280

  • Endurance training
  • Balance and stability assessment
  • Body composition testing

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Nutrition Partners

The Penn State Extension Nutrition Links program offers nutrition education programs to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a healthful diet on a limited budget.

  • Small groups, large groups or individually.
  • Tailored to age, culture, reading ability, and physical or developmental limitations.

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Helps people with type 2 diabetes identify and understand important information about managing and preventing this disease.

  • Important numbers you need to know
  • Planning healthy meals
  • Healthy food preparation
  • Physical activity

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Knowing what to eat and how to prepare the food is essential to the success of the program.  Participants will meet on a scheduled basis with a dietician or a Certified dietician educator at the Free Medical Clinic.

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Community Partners

Westmont Family Counseling Ministries

Professional counseling services and resources will be provided based on values of caring and compassion to those seeking emotional and relational wholeness. Counseling sessions are provided in a warm and caring homelike environment. Services are offered in a one on one setting or group setting.

Address: 789 Goucher Street, Johnstown, PA 15905
Phone: 814-536-0798
http://www.westmontfcm.org/

JARI (Johnstown Area Regional Industries)

JARI will help participants with career awareness and counseling. JARI will help participants to gain knowledge of career or volunteer opportunities in the region. They will also provide access to resources needed for employment.

  • Career awareness
  • Career counseling
  • Career preparation
  • Job placement
  • Connect participants to employers

Address: 245 Market St. Suite 200, Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 535-8675

http://www.jari.com/

Diabetes, Smoking Cessation & Weight Management Program

Managed and facilitated by Conemaugh Health System Partners.

Everyday in our region there are children who struggle with abuse, neglect or psychological and emotional disorders that keep them from living a normal happy life. It is the mission of The Alternative Community Resource Program to respond to the needs of such children and their families. ACRP works as an alternative to placement while providing comprehensive programs and treatment to address emotional, behavioral, and academic issues.

Address: 131 Market Street Johnstown, PA 15901
Phone: (814) 535-2277
http://www.acrpkids.org

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV) is an independent, non-profit organization that empowers individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services.

GICV serves individuals with disabilities, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers by providing education, and career services as well job placement, and post employment support.

 

Address: 540-542 Central Avenue, Johnstown, PA 15902

Phone: (814) 536-3536

www.gicv.org

The mission of Career Link is to support local and regional economic development by providing comprehensive, market-driven employment, training, education, and economic development services to customers.

 

Address: 445 Schoolhouse Rd, Johnstown, PA 15904

Phone:(814) 533-2493

 

www.cwds.pa.gov

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Network Partners

Participants may have dental issues that add to their chronic health care needs. There is limited funds for dental care in the program. Participants in the program will have access to dental care on a referral basis.

901 Menoher Blvd
Johnstown, PA 15905
814-536-5646

Diabetics are recommended to have their eyes evaluated at least once a year by the American Diabetes Association. Eye exams and diabetic eye evaluations are available to participants on a referral basis.

120 Main Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
814.536.5343

Assessment:

  • sensory level of foot
  • skin, hair and nail condition
  • musculoskeletal deformities
  • presence of diabetic complications, current ulcer and history of ulcer
  • foot pain; shoe problems
  • bleeding and pedal pulses.

The audiologist will examine the outer ear looking for any damage caused by the use of cotton applicators (“Q-tips”), trauma, or chronic infection as well as observe the condition of the ear drum. Based on the observation and participant’s history the following tests may be given: tympanometry and acoustic reflexes to assess the status of the middle ear and auditory neural pathways; pure tone thresholds by air and bone conduction to determine the degree and type of hearing loss. If further testing is required, the audiologist will schedule an appointment for the participant to go to the Easter Seals office.

Easter Seals of Cambria County
232 Walnut St
Johnstown, PA 15901
(814) 535-5508

The proper measurement of the foot can help to prevent foot problems. This service will assist in the evaluation of the foot and recommend the proper shoe size.

  • 2nd & 4th Thursday of the Month
  • 3:30 – 4:30 pm
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