LIVESTRONG YMCA Cancer Survivorship Program

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week YMCA-funded and YMCA-managed physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

 

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. Program participants receive a FREE 3-month YMCA of Austin family membership to help further their wellness journey.

This research-based program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

Participants work with YMCA of Austin staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem.

In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond.

By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA helps people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

Participants will be invited to participate in several components of the program, including:

  • Group exercise classes
  • Individualized training and exercise development sessions
  • Social engagement activities, and
  • Educational seminars and guest speakers

Medical studies show that moderate levels of exercise help cancer survivors physically and mentally, increasing their overall quality of life. The YMCA’s goal is to support survivors through a program that provides them with a positive way to learn how to increase their physical activity.

Additional benefits will include reducing the severity of therapy and treatment side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving energy levels and self esteem.

A final goal of the program will be to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle.

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