Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and the LIVESTRONG Foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their whole body health goals.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
Who can participate in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA?
The program is open to adult cancer survivors, 18 years and older, who qualify to participate through an intake interview and can commit to participating consistently for the 12-week program. Participants do not have to be a member of the YMCA to qualify.
How does the program work?
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA meets two times per week for 75-90 minutes per session. It will be led by certified instructors and welcome up to 12 cancer survivors per session. Days and times of the class may change throughout the year as different participants express interest.
When does the class start?
Our first class just started. Our next class begins January 14, 2019 and will meet on Mondays and Thursdays from 10:00am to 11:30am.
What is the cost of the program?
The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free program to those who qualify to participate. In addition, cancer survivors and their immediate family, will receive a complimentary 12-week membership to our facility. The family membership is included so that the participant’s family may join them on this health journey.
If you would like to see more about this program, please take a look at any of the following videos:
A LIVESTRONG at the YMCA story (2 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnBgJz1tq8c
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA –(10 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJhC2DPBeyw
LIVESTRONG Foundation Who We Are (6 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=C9mj2X-m2bU
For more information about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at the Santa Monica YMCA, please contact Lidia Magarian at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 393-2721.