LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
FIND THE STRENGTH AND SUPPORT TO FIGHT BACK
As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your mind, body and spirit. You want to reclaim your health, but where to start? LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program and membership designed for adult cancer survivors. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease!
There is no cost to participants with strong personal desire to improve physical and mental wellbeing. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA meets twice weekly for twelve weeks.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients and follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. They’re experts who understand the unique physical needs and concerns of cancer survivors who can safely help address them. Our supportive instructors work with each participant and tailor the program to your individual needs.
As an evidence-based program, medical studies have proven that moderate levels of appropriate physical activity can reduce fatigue, boost self-esteem and improve muscle strength & cardiovascular endurance in individuals following treatment. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA was created to help address the limited availability of physical activity programs specifically for cancer survivors. Participation in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA significantly improves cancer survivors’ overall quality of life.
LIVESTRONG fosters a warm community – a safe, comfortable atmosphere for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer.
January 9 – March 29
May 1 – July 19
September 11 – November 29
Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00 – 3:15 PM or Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:15 – 6:30 PM
Participants must have signed LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Medical Clearance Form from oncologist or hospital prior to beginning the program.