The Y and the LIVESTRONG® Foundation joined together to create LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals.
The research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free 12-week small-group fitness program for adult cancer survivors. We focus on improving cardiovascular fitness, strength and balance to regain overall health. Classes meet twice a week for 75 minutes. You will receive a free Y membership for the session’s duration.
- Improve energy levels and self-esteem
- Build muscle mass and strength
- Increase flexibility and endurance
- Improve ability to do everyday tasks
- Develop an ongoing fitness plan to continue practicing a healthy lifestyle.
For more information about LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, contact one of the following branches: