LIVESTRONG At the YMCA
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free twelve-week, small group program designed to help cancer survivors get moving again.
Next Session Begins: October 23, 2017
Days: Mondays & Thursdays (meets twice a week)
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Location: The YMCA at Schilling Farms
Reclaim Total Health
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 designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
Our goal is to help participants:
- Build muscle mass and muscle strength
- Increase flexibility and endurance
- Improve functional ability
- Reduce severity of therapy side effects
- Prevent unwanted weight changes
- Improve energy levels and self-esteem
- Assist in developing a physical fitness program to continue practicing a healthy lifestyle
If you are interested in participating as a program member or volunteering (we are looking for Oncology doctors and nurses, nutritionists and dietitians that would like to participate in various way during this 12-week program.), please contact Tish Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org.