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rachelrasmussen2
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LIVESTRONG Program

Posted by @rachelrasmussen2, Mon, Mar 19 12:09pm

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week small-group fitness program for adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease.
Program includes:
• Free 12 week YMCA membership for survivor and primary caregiver
• Two 75 minute classes per week
• A combination of individual instruction and group activities
• Workouts include cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching, and balance work
• Full facility access to the Rochester Area Family Y
Criteria for Participation:
• Any adult who is currently going through cancer treatment or has gone through some form of cancer treatment in the past that wants to regain their health and well being
• Personally commit to attending all classes
• Inform your physician that you plan to join the program
• Participants must receive medical clearance and are evaluated on an individual basis
• Complete screening forms and answer a health questionnaire
• Give permission for the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA Program Coordinator to contact your health care provider if necessary
For more information about the program, visit: https://rochesterymca.org/livestrong/
Contact information:
E-mail: livestrong@ymcamn.org
Phone: (507) 287-2260

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Hi Rachel, welcome to Connect.
Have you taken the Livestrong program at the Rochester YMCA or are you planning to sign up for it? Would love to hear about your experience.

@colleenyoung

Hi Rachel, welcome to Connect.
Have you taken the Livestrong program at the Rochester YMCA or are you planning to sign up for it? Would love to hear about your experience.

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Hi Teresa, I currently volunteer with the Livestrong program while I am in nursing school here. It is an amazing experience as a volunteer too!

I graduated from the livestrong program this past December. I couldn't believe what a big difference that twelve week program had on me.

Having gone through surgery to remove a foot of my colon My lower body was still weak a year and half later. The livestrong class increased my lower body strength by 75 percent.

The other ladies in the class all had upper body surgeries . After the twelve weeks, their upper body strength also increased by fourfold.

Great class and totally free. I highly recommend the livestrong program.

@travelgirl, The Livestrong program sounds interesting. Is that through the Mayo?

@windwalker This was not through Mayo clinic. It is through the Livestrong Foundation. I have passed this charity on to so many people. They really do help people. It is a wonderful foundation. Here is their web page https://www.livestrong.org/

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