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This FREE program for cancer survivors focuses on healing the whole person. Participants work with trained Y staff to build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability while enhancing their emotional well-being in a supportive community.

The LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA program is FREE for cancer survivors from the day of diagnosis. No membership required.

Contact the YMCA Intake Coordinator via email or phone: 316.264.4066 ext. 5566. 





Fall 2017 Schedule

Branch Days Time Session Dates
North Tuesday / Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Sept 7 - Dec 8
West Monday / Wednesday 5:00 - 6:30 pm Sept 7 - Dec 8
South Tuesday / Thursday 12:00 - 1:30 Sept 7 - Dec 8
East Tuesday / Thursday 12:30 - 2:00 Sept 7 - Dec 8
Newton Tuesday / Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Sept 14 - Dec 14
Andover Tuesday / Thursday 10:00 - 11:30 Sept 7 - Dec 8


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on you - the whole person - not the disease. The 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'll 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.

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.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff have been specially trained to work with cancer survivors and patients and follow American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society exercise guidelines. They're exercise experts who can understand your unique physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely. They're also relationship builders with the empathy and ability to connect with and develop relationships with and among cancer survivors and their families. 

"It is very difficult to find the words to say just how much this program has meant to me. I never, ever dreamed that there was any way I was capable of doing the level of workout that I am doing -cancer, or no cancer! Levi Wilson is an amazing young man, a true blessing and a perfect fit for the LIVESTRONG Program." -Read Natalie's incredible story