THRIVE Cancer Wellness Program for Adults
THRIVE is a 12-week group personal training program designed for people who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from battling cancer. With the guidance of specially trained personal trainers, participants build back muscle mass and muscular strength, increase flexibility and cardiovascular endurance and improve functional ability. Participants are also offered the opportunity to try a sampling of group exercise classes within the supportive environment of the group.
THRIVE participants and their families receive a free family membership to the Y for the duration of the program.
A new class begins each January, May and September.
Hi, I'm Angela Oprendek, Y Personal Trainer and THRIVE Cancer Wellness Program Manager. I started at Central Bucks Family YMCA as a Fitness Coach in April, 2006 and became certified as a Personal Trainer in 2007. Since then, I've held various positions at the Y including Administrative Assistant and Personal Services Coordinator. Other certifications and trainings include: ACE Personal Trainer, ACE Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist, AFAA Personal Trainer, YMCA Personal Trainer, TRX certified, THRIVE cancer exercise trained. I'm also working towards certifications as an ACSM Cancer Exercise Specialist and FAI Functional Aging Specialist.
I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Economics. On a personal level, I'm a married, mom of three great kids, including two collegiate athletes. I believe that true fitness is having the ability to function optimally in everyday life. My goal is to help everyone I work with become the best version of themselves that they can possibly be.
Fun fact: I have lost over 80 pounds....twice! Managing my weight is an ongoing crusade for me.