Programs

LIVESTRONG At the YMCA

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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a twelve-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors.

Next Session Begins: February 13th, 2017
Days: Mondays & Thursdays
Time: 2:00 p.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

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LIVESTRONG® At The YMCA Brochure

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 livestrong@ymcamemphis.org.