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Aug 15, 2018

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA: Support for Survivors in the Community

By Megan Roessler M. Ed., @meganroessler

livestrong picture 5Article contributed by Cancer Education Staff member, Tammy Adams

Cancer is a life-changing condition that may take a toll on physical and emotional health. The LIVESTRONG Foundation has partnered with many local YMCAs to provide a structured, supportive, research-based physical activity and well-being program to help survivors move beyond cancer in mind, body and spirit.
The program includes:
• Free 12-week YMCA membership for survivor and primary caregiver
• Two 75-minute classes per week
• Individual instruction and group activities
• Workouts include cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching and balance work

The goals are:
• Improve energy levels
• Reduce the severity of treatment side effects
• Reduce stress levels
• Support positive self esteem
• Incorporate physical activity that is safe for each survivor
• Help build muscle strength
• Increase flexibility and endurance
• Restore balance
In addition to the benefits of physical activity, the program offers a sense of connection to fellow survivors.
Fitness instructors receive specialty training in the elements of cancer, post rehabilitation exercises and supportive cancer care. To learn more or find a program near you, visit the LIVESTRONG website,
If you are looking for a program in Minnesota visit
The program in Rochester, Minnesota is recruiting patients now for its program starting September 18th, 2018. Please call 507-287-2260 or visit
2019 Rochester, MN Sessions
Jan 15- April 4, Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7:15 pm
February 26- May 16, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30-2:45 pm

Adapted from Partners in Recovery LiveStrong at the YMCA

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