Adult cancer patients gain confidence, camaraderie and strength in 12-week program

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Offered in Indianapolis since 2008, the program meets twice a week for 90 minutes and uses basic physical activity to ease cancer patients back into exercise and helps them maintain a healthy weight in a safe, supportive environment. Working in a small group, survivors increase muscle mass, strength, flexibility and endurance, while also improving their confidence and self-esteem.

WHO: Adult cancer survivors of all ages

WHAT: LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a 12-week class series

COST: FREE

HOW: Call 317-269-6004 or email changemylife@indymca.org to register.

WHY: To help cancer survivors gain confidence, camaraderie, fitness and strength.

Schedule

LocationDaysTimesStart Date
Jordan YM/W4:30 – 6 p.m.June 3
Irsay Family YM/Wnoon – 1:30 p.m.June 3
Baxter YT/TH11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.June 18

Survivors Rave about the Program

  • Sherry“LiveSTRONG is the best thing that happened to me. I feel like a whole new person. It’s such a wonderful program, and you create friendships that last after the class is done.”
  • Sarah Buchwald“I can’t believe people aren’t lined up outside the door to get in. LIVESTRONG is a gift. It helps you to be spiritually sound, and that’s what you need for recovery.”
  • Michelle Calhoun – “I realized the process of cancer treatment took a toll on my body.” Michelle was amazed by the improvements she’d made from the pre-assessment to the end of the program.

One of 5 Prevention Programs

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is one of five Chronic Disease Prevention Programs offered by the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis year-round. The other programs help people tackle diabetes, arthritis, fall prevention and blood-pressure monitoring. The Diabetes Prevention Program begins at 9 YMCA locations in June as well.