Helping Cancer Survivors Reclaim Their Health

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

Who can participate?
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is for adults 18 and over who have received a cancer diagnosis. There is no requirement to be a YMCA member.

How does the program work?
This free 12‐week small-group program, meets twice per week for 90 minutes each day and aids survivors in improving their strength and physical fitness, diminishing the severity of therapy side effects and developing supportive relationships. You'll focus on:

  • building muscle mass and strength
  • increasing flexibility and endurance
  • improving confidence and self esteem

Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended. 


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.

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