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Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected.  The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.

It’s about health…

Coping with cancer, the treatments involved, and the return to normal life, is more manageable with a network of support.

The Y is proud to bring our community this 12 week program. LIVESTRONG at the YMCA fulfills the important need to support cancer survivors, emphasizing a survivor’s health, not the disease.

1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime according to the National Cancer Institute. Research has shown that moderate levels of appropriate physical activity can reduce fatigue, boost self-esteem and improve muscle strength and physical endurance in individuals following cancer treatment.

About the Program

The program reintroduces participants to a variety of physical activities in a safe and supportive environment. You can expect to participate in activities such as weight training, cardiovascular exercise, water aerobics, yoga, and pilates.

YMCA LIVESTRONG instructors competent in the implications of cancer, post rehab exercises and supportive care, will work with you individually to develop a program that meets your specific needs. This program may ease the severity of side effects due to treatment and help improve your energy levels and self-esteem.

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Locations Offering the LIVESTRONG Program

Cost

At no cost, cancer survivors will have the opportunity twice each week to engage in a proven physical activity program under the guidance of qualified instructors trained in the LIVESTRONG curriculum. Each survivor will also be provided a membership to the Y during the 12 week program.

How to Register

Interested or know someone who can benefit from this program?  Please contact us or call 616.885.5509 for more information or to inquire about upcoming session dates.
We hope you can join us.

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If you are interested in learning more about the program, schedules and locations, please contact LIVESTRONG@grymca.org or 616.885.5509.

CLASS SCHEDULE

The following classes are open for enrollment. All classes are 12 weekly sessions.
For more information or to enroll in the class, please contact us.

January 2015

January 6 – March 26
11:00 am – 12:25 pm

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
6555 Jupiter Avenue
Belmont, MI

January 6 – March 26
1:00 – 2:15 pm

Spartan Stores YMCA
5722 Metro Way
Wyoming, MI

January 12 –  April 2
11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Lowell YMCA
1335 West Main
Lowell, MI

January 26 – April 16
4:30 – 5:45 pm

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
6555 Jupiter Avenue
Belmont, MI

February 2015

February 10 – April 30
3:00 – 4:15 pm

Spartan Stores YMCA
5722 Metro Way
Wyoming, MI

March 2015

March 2 – May 20
5:30 – 6:45 pm

Lowell YMCA
1335 West Main
Lowell, M

April 2015

April 14 – July 2
1:00 – 2:15 pm

Spartan Stores YMCA
5722 Metro Way
Wyoming, MI

May 2015

May 5 – July 23
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
6555 Jupiter Avenue
Belmont, MI

May 26 – August 11
4:30 – 5:45 pm

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
6555 Jupiter Avenue
Belmont, MI

September 2015

September 8 – November 24
11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
6555 Jupiter Avenue
Belmont, MI

September 14 – December 10
Monday & Thursdays 11:30 am – 12:45 pm
Monday & Wednesdays 5:30 – 6:45 pm

Lowell YMCA
1335 West Main
Lowell, MI

September 29 – December 17|
4:30 – 5:15 pm

Wolverine Worldwide Family YMCA
6555 Jupiter Avenue
Belmont, MI