LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

A Cancer Survivor Program

 

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.

LOCATIONS

Belmont / Rockford

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
Susan Murphy
616.855.9548

Cascade

Mary Free Bed YMCA
Ashley Sheeley
616.885.5918

 

Grand Rapids

David D. Hunting YMCA
Susan Murphy
616.855.9548

 

Grandville

Visser Family YMCA
Trish Harrison
616.855.9536

Lowell

Lowell YMCA
Trish Harrison
616.855.9536

 

Wyoming

SpartanNash YMCA
Chelsea Peterson
616.885.5537

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

New Classes Coming Winter 2022

Interested or know someone who can benefit from this program?

Please send an email to livestrong@grymca.org or call us at 616.855.9536 for more information or to inquire about upcoming session dates.