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.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is open to adult cancer survivors at any point of their survivorship. If you are looking to reclaim endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance that were diminished from cancer and/or treatments, please contact us to learn more about how LIVESTRONG at the YMCA can help. We are a 12-week group exercise program with trainers who will help you optimize your fitness by designing a routine based on your health needs and goals.
1) Cancer survivor (at any point of survivorship) whose doctor signs our medical waiver
2) Plan to attend at least 80% of the scheduled classes
3) Have in-person meeting at the Y before class starts
To register for one of these sessions, please contact Kit Kieser at firstname.lastname@example.org or 734-661-8052.
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 per week for 75 minutes and uses 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
- 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 other affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.
TAKING IT AT YOUR OWN PACE
No one experiences cancer in the same way. Participants come to the program with different physical challenges and lifestyle goals. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA provides you with individualized attention and an approach to recovery that targets the areas you need to rebuild. There’s no competition here – physical activities are tailored to match only what you’re able to accomplish.