LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA
A CANCER SURVIVOR EXERCISE PROGRAM
The Great Miami Valley YMCA is committed to supporting the health and well-being of our community. Through LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a FREE 12-week research-based program, the YMCA supports cancer survivors and their families in regaining their physical, emotional and spiritual strength. This health and wellness exercise program is conducted in a small group setting that includes the ability to share and connect with other participants.
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is an important piece of the Y’s mission to promote healthy living for those who have or have had a chronic disease like cancer. We aim to help those who have been affected by the disease and are looking to reclaim their strength, flexibility and more.
Throughout the program, YMCA fitness instructors work with each participant to fit the training to their individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. Our goal is to help participants:
-Build muscle mass and muscle strength
-Increase flexibility and endurance
-Improve functional ability
-Reduce severity of therapy side effects
-Prevent unwanted weight changes
-Improve energy levels and self-esteem
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is designed and intended for anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer (even during in the process of treatment) and is deemed physically able to participate by their doctor. This program is offered to participants and their families free of charge due to the generous support of our donors.
Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to sponsor survivors in our community.
Each of our YMCA locations offers LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA during different days and time frames. For more information or to register for the program, complete the webform below:
Hamilton Central YMCA
105 N. Second Street
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Atrium Family YMCA
5750 Innovation drive
Franklin, Ohio 45042
Middletown Area YMCA
1020 Manchester Avenue
Middletown, Ohio 45042
Fairfield Family YMCA
5220 Bibury Road
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
Fitton Family YMCA
1307 NW Washington Boulevard
Hamilton, Ohio 45013