Reclaiming your strength after treatment or diagnosis can sometimes feel like 1 step forward, 3 steps back. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs provide guidance and structure needed for you to regain the functional and emotional strengths cancer disrupts.

Artist in Residence (AIR)

Offered at: Boise & Eagle/Meridian Area Caldwell Area Downtown Y West Y
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Free

Patterned after The Creative Center at University Settlement, the Artist in Residence program is founded on the belief that “medicine cures the body, but art heals the spirit.” AIR program promotes a sense of healing and recovery to people living with chronic illness, like cancer or Parkinson’s

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Cancer Fitness Fundamentals

Offered at: Downtown Y
Member Price: $75 (free for 18 and under)
Non-Member Price: $175

Cancer Fitness Fundamentals is a low cost, one on one, 12 week program which focuses on the individual needs of cancer survivors of all ages who are not able to participate in the small group program. This program incorporates the same muscular strength and endurance building activities as the group

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Offered at: Caldwell Y Downtown Y West Y
Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Free

Program goals and information

  • Primary goals include increased strength, cardiovascular endurance and flexibility while improving energy levels, which will enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks.
  • While the program is offered as a group, each participant is provided

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Pelvic Floor 101

Offered at: Healthy Living Center
Member Price: $75
Non-Member Price: $75

A 3-part program that focuses on deep, stabilizing core muscles that may have become weakened through treatment, surgery, or age. Contact Mary Biddle-Newberry for more information at (208) 344 5502 ext 276 or via email at 

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