LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a research-based physical activity and well-being initiative that helps people affected by cancer reach their holistic health goals. The program is going virtual this fall, and those interested in participating can set up an intake interview with YMCA staff to register for the session.
The program will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 12:30 PM using Zoom, and the fall session runs from September 15th – December 3rd. Despite going virtual, the format will be as close to normal as possible and include assessments, goal-setting, and follow-up.
LIVESTRONG engages cancer survivors and helps them build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. It also focuses on emotional well-being and provides a supportive community.
Past participant, Ardie Hayes, said LIVESTRONG is the “Perfect program to restore strength, develop new bonds and maintain hope for those experiencing the challenges of cancer. The coaches gave us a welcoming and caring environment and tailored the program for our needs.”
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is part of a multi-year collaboration between the YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for the the Y, and the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the organization created to serve people living with cancer and empower communities to take action.
Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand