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 class starts the last week of August 2018 at the Downtown Branch. For more information, contact Sarah Fidlar at (940) 733-4652, sarah@ymcawf.org  or Noel Filer at (940) 322-7816, noel@ymcawf.org.