LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The small group, physical activity program utilizes a private, non-intimidating circuit style that helps participants build strength, increase flexibility and endurance and ultimately improve quality of life. Additional goals include reducing the side effects of treatment, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem.
A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.
The program consists of a one 12-week session, and is provided without cost to participants*. YMCA fitness instructors work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.
Upcoming Classes (75 minutes)
|Carlson Metro Center||Call to join us in 2014||Mar 5: Tues/Thurs at 4:45 pm|
|Maplewood||Call for more information||Next Start Date: Early 2014|
|Northwest||Call to join us in 2014||Mid January 3pm: Tues/Thur|
|Southeast||Call for info/future interest||Next Start Date: Early 2014|
|Westside||Call to join us in 2014||Feb 4: Tues/Thurs at 1:00 pm|
|Bay View||Call to join us in 2014||Jan 7: Tues/Thurs at 12:30 pm|
|Eastside||Call to join us in 2014||Jan 28: Tues/Thurs at 6:00 pm|
*The YMCA of Greater Rochester is able to cover this program free of charge thanks to the generous contributions of individual donors. Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.
For more information, please contact Theresa Wing at 585-341-4064.
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