LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Live Strong at the YMCA

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Participating YMCA’s create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve quality of life. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG Foundation has been the YMCA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG a the YMCA.

DESCRIPTION AND GOALS

  • Small group, supportive environment
  • 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week
  • Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength, balance, and flexibility exercises
  • Held in YMCA “Wellness Centers”
  • Evaluation includes Functional and Quality of Life Assessments before and after participation
  • Facilitated by YMCA-certified Instructors

PROGRAM IMPACT

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has proven to:

  • Help survivors MEET or EXCEED the recommended amount of physical activity
  • Help survivors SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE their cardiovascular endurance
  • IMPROVE cancer survivors’ overall quality of life and DECREASE their cancer-related fatigue

WHO QUALIFIES?
Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment.

UPCOMING CLASSES IN KNOXVILLE ENROLLING NOW

Classes beginning April of 2017:

WEST SIDE YMCA (West Knoxville)      Mondays & Thursdays       1:00 pm

NORTH SIDE YMCA (Halls)                  Mondays & Wednesdays        11:00 am

Classes beginning July of 2017:

DAVIS FAMILY YMCA (Farragut) | Mondays & Thursdays | 1:00pm

CANSLER FAMILY YMCA (Downtown) | Mondays & Thursdays | 6:30pm

DOWNTOWN YMCA (Downtown) | Mondays & Thursdays | 9:00am

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ENROLL, CONTACT:
Vickey Beardvbeard@ymcaknoxville.org or 865.406.7328

 

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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
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LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Cancer Survivors Program that helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis.