LIVESTRONG fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their "new normal." Cancer survivors are defined as anyone from diagnosis through remission.


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week program for adult cancer survivors that meets twice a week for an hour and 15 minutes. YMCA wellness coaches will work with each participant to fit the program to his or her individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care.


Schedule of Classes in 2019
 

LOCATION

SESSION START DATE

CLASS SCHEDULE

Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

 

Option A) Tue/Thur, 10 am

Option B) Tue/Thur, 7 pm

     
Weekley Family YMCA Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Tue/Thur, 1 pm
     
Wendel D. Ley Family YMCA Wednesday, August 19, 2019 Wed, 11 am



In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.

A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program, so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life.



Cost

The costs associated with the program are underwritten by the YMCA. Space is limited for each session to allow for a low LIVESTRONG at the YMCA instructor-to-participant ratio.


How to Register

For more information or to register for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, email BetterHealth@ymcahouston.org


You may also email the program director at your local center to register directly: