LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free 12-week program tailored to fit the specific needs of cancer survivors who would like to improve their quality of life before, during and after treatment.
The Y offers small group sessions depending on each participant's level of conditioning. Certified instructors and personal trainers have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care.
Program goals are to increase flexibility and endurance; enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks; improve energy levels, build muscle mass and strength; reduce the severity of therapy side effects and prevent unwanted weight changes; develop an ongoing physical fitness program, not only as part of recovery, but as a way of life.
A new session will begin on Jan. 7, meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays. Another session will begin Jan. 14, meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.
If you would like more information about cancer survivorship at the Y, or would like to register for the upcoming session of LIVESTRONG at the Y, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Sue Fehrmann at 641-752-8658, ext. 222.