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.
2019 Session Dates
|Begins: February 26||Days: T/Th||Time: 1:30-3:00 PM||Location: Powdersville YMCA|
|Begins: May 20||Days: T/Th||Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM||Location: Easley YMCA|
|Begins: August 27||Days: T/Th||Time: 1:00-2:30 PM||Location: Pickens YMCA|
How does the program work?
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.