Are you or someone you love a cancer survivor?
Begin healing and reclaiming your health by joining our free 12-week LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program!
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.
How does the program work?
This free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. 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.
Taking it at your own pace
No one experiences cancer in the same way. Participants come to the program with different physical challenges and lifestyle goals. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA provides you with individualized attention and an approach to recovery that targets the areas you need to rebuild. There’s no competition here — physical activities are tailored to match only what you’re able to accomplish.
The NEED for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
Medical studies have shown that moderate levels of appropriate physical activity can reduce fatigue, boost self-esteem and improve muscle strength and physical endurance in individuals following cancer treatment. And cancer survivors themselves are increasingly aware of the positive impact that moderate physical activity, supportive relationships and stress reduction techniques can have on their quality of life. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has helped thousands of cancer survivors move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
Program starts in January 2020
Offered at our DeLand, Port Orange and Ormond Beach Family YMCA locations
For more information and to sign up please email Amy Freer at Afreer@vfymca.org or call our Healthy living center at 386.425.5210