Livestrong® with the YMCA
We help cancer survivors reclaim their lives by focusing on their health, not the disease. Livestrong® with the YMCA classes meet twice each week for 12 weeks and use traditional exercise methods to help ease survivors back into fitness and help maintain a healthy weight.
The 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 such goals as:
- building muscle mass and strength
- increasing flexibility
- improving balance
- fighting fatigue and building endurance
- improving confidence and self-esteem
- improving emotional wellbeing of survivors and their families
- connecting with other survivors during treatment and beyond
Livestrong® with the YMCA staff have been specifically trained to work with cancer survivors and patients and follow American College of Sport Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines.
Our coaches are exercise experts who can understand survivors unique physical needs and concerns and help address them safely. They’re also relationship builders with the empathy and ability to connect and develop relationships with and among cancer survivors and their families.