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LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA

Classes offered at the North Canton Community Building YMCA 

As a cancer survivor, you know the tremendous toll the disease and its treatment can take on your spirit, mind and body. You want to begin to heal and reclaim your health. But where do you start?
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA can help.

         

In 2008, the YMCA partnered with the LIVESTRONG®  Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery with the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA program. Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA focuses on you—the whole person—not the disease. This FREE 12-week program meets twice a week for 75-90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight.

Program goals consist of the following:
 Improve energy, build muscle mass and strength
 Increase flexibility and endurance
 Enhance functional ability to perform everyday tasks
 Reduce the severity of any side effects or limitations from surgery or therapy
 Develop an on-going physical fitness program, not only as a part of recovery, but as a way of life
 Nutritional guidance, specific to cancer and general wellness is offered by: Cathleen Cooper, MS, RD, LD

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

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

Classes are offered at the following times:
Tuesdays and Thursdays
11:15am - 12:30pm or 4:30pm - 5:45pm