Our 12-week program* includes:
- Two 75 to 90-minute sessions per week
- Cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises
- Fitness and quality of life assessments before and after participation
- YMCA-certified instructors helping you every step of the way
*Requires referral and medical clearance from a physician. Open to adults 18 years or older at low or no cost.
To learn more about our partnership with LIVESTRONG, visit LIVESTRONG.org.
From gaining physical strength to finding encouragement along the way, five people share their journeys at the Y.
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Ron and his cousin joined LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at North Augusta Family YMCA while both recovering from cancer. Ron expected they'd regain physical strength through the program, but he found that they also gained mental strength and determination. Every day Ron’s perseverance brings him one step closer to his goal: returning to work. This is his Y. His camera. His story.
Rita wasn’t going to let cancer get in the way of her dreams of becoming an industrial engineer. While in recovery from her second occurrence of cancer, she juggled an internship, work, school and other demands. However, she still made the time to participate in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA where she found that laughter really is the best medicine. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.
A cancer diagnosis can be scary and isolating. Through LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at South Sound YMCA, Aaron found support with other cancer survivors who could share their experiences and understand one another. With yoga, tai chi and strength training exercises, they have improved their strength and formed lasting friendships. This is his Y. His camera. His story.
After completing treatments for cancer, Diane was looking for a way to continue her recovery. She decided to join LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at Greater Waterbury YMCA, and through the program she regained strength, found support and encouragement and made friends with other cancer survivors. Diane credits LIVESTRONG at the YMCA with saving her life. This is her Y. Her camera. Her story.
Barbara did not let cancer keep her down. LIVESTRONG at the Y helped her gain strength, try new activities like yoga, and find a community of support. This is Barbara’s Y. Her camera. Her story.
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