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.

Rise and Overcome - Natalie's Story

How Does the Program Work?

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.Dates

2019 Dates

    Newton | Monday & Wednesday | 6:00 -7:30 pm | January 2-April 3

    Andover | Tuesday & Thursday | 6:00-7:30 pm | Tricia | January 3-April 4

    Northwest | Tuesday & Thursday | 10:30-12:00 am | Rebecca | January 3-April 4

    North | Tuesday & Thursday | 10:30-12:00 am | Rachael | January 3-April 4

    South | Tuesday & Thursday | 5:30-7:00 pm | Joyce | January 3 - April 4

    West | Monday & Wednesday | 5:00-6:30 pm | Joyce | January 2-April 3

    Summer Session: May-July 2019

    Fall: September-November 2019

    Monthly Alumni Groups

    West | First Thursday | 6PM

    North | First Tuesday | 9:30AM

    Downtown | Last Monday | 3PM

    East | Second Monday | 12PM

    Northwest | Second Thursday | 9:30AM

    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.

    Expert, Caring Staff

    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.