Wellness Program for those with Cancer
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a free, 12-week program that offers support, guidance and personal training from certified cancer wellness coaches. The program focuses on physical and social activities for patients before, during and after cancer treatment.
In addition to the physical benefits of the program, survivors and family members are provided a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. By focusing on spirit, mind and body, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA helps participants move beyond cancer building muscle and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance and improving confidence and self-esteem.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Program Overview
- Free 12-week YMCA membership
- Certified trainer-led activities based in our wellness centers, group exercise rooms and aquatic centers
- Monthly social events and activities
- Graduation ceremony per class
Why 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. Cancer survivors 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.
Fundraising programs, like the annual Tampa YMCA Turkey Gobble 5K run, primarily fund LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA and healthy living programs for the community.
For more information and to pre-register for an upcoming session, please contact your local YMCA.