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FOCUSING ON YOU,
NOT THE DISEASE

As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start? LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA can help.
 
In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG® Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recoverywith LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. 

As part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

How does the Program Work?

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA focuses on you — the whole person — not the disease. The 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.

You’ll focus on building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem.

Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended. Just as important, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community — a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.

ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WANT,
WHEN YOU CAN

No one experiences cancer in the same way. Participants come to LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA 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.


LIVESTRONG
 

OUR EXPERTS
UNDERSTAND
YOUR NEEDS


LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA staff has been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients and follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. 

They’re exercise experts who can understand your unique physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely. 

They’re also relationship builders with the empathy and ability to connect with and develop relationships with and among cancer survivors and their families.

 

MOVE BEYOND CANCER

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 after cancer treatment. 

And 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.


2017 Sessions
Session 1: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from Jan. 17-April 17, 2017. (Register from Dec. 19, 2016, until Jan. 20, 2017.) 
Session 2: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 14-June 1, 2017 (Register from Feb. 13-March 16, 2017.) CANCELED
Session 3:
 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays from June 6-Aug. 25, 2017. (Register from May 8-June 9, 2017.)  
Session 4: 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 12-Dec. 7, 2017 (Register from Aug. 15-Sept. 14, 2017.) 
     (All groups meet at Waco Family YMCA.)

To enroll in an upcoming session of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, call Chronic Disease Prevention Coordinator Carla Browning at 254.776.6612 ext.316 or e-mail her at carla.browning@ymcactx.org.