Taking Action and Changing Lives

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 reclaim their total health.

Session Details

Session 1 (Morning):

Jan. 17th – Apr. 11th

T/Th:  9:30am – 10:45am

Break week of March 16th

Session 2 (Morning):

June 4th – Aug. 29th

T/Th:  9:30am – 10:45am

Break week of July 4th

Session 3 (Morning & Evening):

Sept. 17th – Dec. 12th

T/Th:  9:30am – 10:45am

T/Th:  6:15pm – 7:30pm

Break week of November 24th 

This Program Includes:

  • Two physical activity classes per week
  • A combination of individual instruction and group activities
  • Workouts include cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching, and balance work
  • Free 12-week YMCA Family Membership

To Qualify & Enroll:

Participants must commit to attending 80% of classes and may bring a support person to the program.

To learn more, contact Naomi Engelken, engelken@crmetroymca.org or 319.378.5955.

Schedule an Intake Interview to register for the 12 week program.

Participants work with Y instructors, trained in the elements of supportive cancer care & post rehab exercise, 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.

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