Healthy Communities Initiatives

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an evidence based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCAs create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has been the YMCA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

DESCRIPTIONS AND GOALS

  • Small group, supportive environment
  • 12-week program with two sessions per week
  • Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises
  • Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life assessments before and after participation
  • Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

WHO QUALIFIES

Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment.

 

 

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