Livestrong at the YMCA


Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG® have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program for cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment. The program focuses on you – the whole person – not the disease.

This 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 spirit, mind and body.

Participants also learn about wellness, stress reduction and how to continue healthy habits after the program has ended. We encourage a warm spirit of community and provide a place for you to build friendships with others affected by cancer and an opportunity to share stories and inspiration.

The program designed for adults (18+) who are undergoing or have completed their cancer treatment. A medical release from an authorized healthcare provider is required to participate.   LIVESTRONG participants receive a free YMCA membership during the program with full access to YMCA facilities.

Program Goals:

  • Improve energy levels and self-esteem
  • Build muscular strength and endurance
  • Improve flexibility
  • Improve circulation and functional ability to complete everyday tasks
  • Reduce the severity of therapy side effects
  • Restore balance
  • Improve body image
  • Reduce stress levels
  • Build supportive relationships in a comfortable and safe environment

 

The next Livestrong session begins February 10, 2020, at the Downtown YMCA. Spots are limited. To reserve your spot or for more information, contact instructor Amanda Coyle at livestrong@ymcawf.org, (940) 761-1000,  or Noel Filer at noel@ymcawf.org, (940) 322-7816.