LiveStrong at the YMCA

A WELLNESS PROGRAM FOR CANCER SURVIVORS

The transitional period between completing cancer treatment and feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to normal life or the "new normal" can be extremely difficult for individuals battling cancer. Unfortunately, there are no programs addressing this need in our community. But that is changing as we introduce LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

HOW IT WORKS

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week, small-group program designed for adult cancer survivors who are currently experiencing treatment or are post-treatment. Each week includes two 90-minute small-group sessions with cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises.

The program's overall goals are to:

  • improve overall quality of life,
  • decrease cancer-related fatigue,
  • increase cardiovascular endurance and muscular strength,
  • and build strong connections and a solid support system.
And the best part is, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is offered at no charge to participants thanks to the support of the YMCA's Annual Campaign. A YMCA membership is also included for the duration of the session.

Participants receive customized exercise regimens catered to their individual needs from certified YMCA instructors trained in cancer survivorship, post-rehabilitation exercise and supportive cancer care.

Criteria for Participation

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is recommended for any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment. Enrollment is handled on a case-by-case basis and participants must obtain medical clearance in order to participate. 

Download the Medical Clearance Form

Registration and More Information

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is scheduled to launch in early Fall of 2018 at the Easley YMCA. We are currently assessing the needs of survivors in our community to find the best days and times.

If you are interested in finding out more about the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program or would like to participate, please fill out this interest form or contact Paulo Passini at 864-625-2060.