livestrong

As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body.

You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start?

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA can help.

In 2008, the YMCA partnered with LIVESTRONG to help cancer patients begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. Our new innovative program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

Taking It at Your Own Pace

No one experiences cancer in the same way. Participants come to the program with different physical challenges and lifestyle goals. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA provides you with individualized attention and an approach to recovery that targets the areas you need to rebuild. There’s no competition here—physical activities are tailored to match only what you’re able to accomplish.

How Does the Program Work?

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on you—the whole person. This free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. You will focus on:

  • Building muscle mass and strength
  • Increasing flexibility and endurance
  • Improving confidence and self-esteem

Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended.

Just as important, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community—a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.

The Need for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Medical studies have 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. And cancer survivors themselves are increasingly aware of the positive impact that moderate physical activity, supportive relationships, and stress reduction techniques can have on their quality of life. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has helped thousands of cancer survivors move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body

Expert, Caring Staff

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA staff has been specially trained to work with cancer patients and survivors. They follow the American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. Rest assured we employ exercise experts who can understand your unique physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely. They are also down-to-earth people who connect to their clients with empathy and establish meaningful relationships with cancer survivors and their families.

For more information about this free 12-week cancer survivor program, please contact:


Dana Alexander
LIVESTRONG COORDINATOR
HANOVER AREA YMCA
500 North George Street
Hanover, PA 17331
717.632.8211 X229
www.hanoverymca.org

 


Sponsered in part by:

hanover hospital