LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Free Free 18+

Schedule

In-person intake required. Please contact the Healthy Living Center at 208 344 5502 for a schedule of sessions.

Overview

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.
  • Reduce the severity of therapy side effects.
  • Develop an ongoing physical fitness program, not only as part of recovery, but as a way of life.
  • While active in LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, participants will have access to Treasure Valley Family YMCA branches.

Groups meet twice a week for 12 weeks (each session is 75 minutes), and while the program is offered as a group, each participant is provided individual instruction and workouts appropriate for their level of strength and fitness. Instructors are certified Cancer Exercise Specialist.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a small-group program which assists those who are living with, through, or beyond cancer to strengthen their spirit, mind, and body. Recent research from the Yale Cancer Center and Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Institute confirmed that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA participants experience improved fitness and quality of life as well as significant decreases in cancer-related fatigue.
Cancer is a life-changing disease which takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those diagnosed, their families and friends. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a no cost, evidence based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors and a support person achieve their health goals.

Contact Mary Biddle-Newberry for more information at 208 344 5502 ext 276 or via email at mary.biddle@ymcatvidaho.org.
For sending referrals or protected health information, please fax to our HIPAA Fax: 888-965-4924

The Treasure Valley Family Y believes that every individual is of promise. Therefore, no one is denied Y services due to the inability to pay. For more information please visit our Financial Assistance page.

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