The Y and LIVESTRONG 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 free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 60-90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to focus on:
- building muscle mass and strength
- increasing flexibility and endurance
- 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.