FOCUSING ON YOU,
NOT THE DISEASE
As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start? LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA can help.
In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recoverywith LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.
As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.
How does the Program Work?
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA focuses on you — the whole person — not the disease. The free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight.
You’ll focus on building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem.
Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended. Just as important, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community — a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.