Helping Cancer Survivors Reclaim Their Health

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA helps adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well‐being following a cancer diagnosis.

Our 12-week cancer support program* includes:

  • Two 75 to 90-minute sessions per week
  • Cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises
  • Fitness and quality of life assessments before and after participation
  • Free Y membership for the duration of the program
  • YMCA-certified instructors helping you every step of the way

*Requires referral and medical clearance from a physician. Open to adults 16 years and older at no cost.

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 physical needs and concerns and help you address them safely. 

A Supportive Community


Just as important, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA encourages a warm spirit of community-safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.

The LIVESTRONG Foundation fights to improve the lives of people affected by cancer now. For 19 years, LIVESTRONG has been a voice for cancer survivors and has directly served more than 3.5 million people. A pioneer in the field of survivorship, LIVESTRONG remains a world leader in providing direct services to cancer patients and survivors, advocating for policies that enhance survivors’ quality of life and developing partnerships that create access to cancer programs across the country. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program has made a return to fitness and well‐being possible for more than 38,000 survivors in more than 500 YMCA locations. Working with The University of Texas’ Dell Medical School, LIVESTRONG is building the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes to reinvent and redesign cancer care for and with people affected by cancer.
A Livestrong at the YMCA participant and cancer survivor smiles at the camera with arms in the air, cheering

Your support makes the difference

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is offered at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of donations made to the Y's annual giving campaign.

Make a donation today