Cancer is a devastating diagnosis for people of all ages and backgrounds. Receiving a diagnosis and going through various forms of treatment can take a serious toll on a person both physically and emotionally.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA provides support and guidance to help survivors rebuild and gain strength. This 12-week program for adult cancer survivors meets twice a week. YMCA wellness coaches work with each participant to fit the program to his or her individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise, and supportive cancer care.
A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program, so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery but as a way of life.