LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

LiveStrong at the YMCA

IT’S ABOUT HEALTH

Coping with cancer, the treatments involved, and the return to normal life, is more manageable with a network of support.

The Y is proud to bring our community this 12 week program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA fulfills the important need to support cancer survivors, emphasizing a survivor’s health, not the disease.

1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute. Research has 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.

Livestrong classes start every 12 weeks

LOCATIONS

Belmont / Rockford

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
616.363.3000

Cascade

Mary Free Bed YMCA
616.285.9077

 

Grand Rapids

David D. Hunting YMCA
616.855.9622

 

Grandville

Visser Family YMCA
616.530.9199

Lowell

Lowell YMCA
616.897.8445

 

Wyoming

SpartanNash YMCA
616.855.5500

At no cost, cancer survivors will have the opportunity twice each week to engage in a proven physical activity program under the guidance of qualified instructors trained in the LIVESTRONG curriculum. Each survivor will also be provided a membership to the Y during the 12 week program.

HOW TO GET STARTED

All classes are 12 weekly sessions.
For more information or to enroll in the class, send an email to livestrong@grymca.org.

Interested or know someone who can benefit from this program? Please please send an email to livestrong@grymca.org or call us at 616.885.5912 for more information or to inquire about upcoming session dates.