Adult cancer patients gain confidence, camaraderie and strength in 12-week program
Offered in Indianapolis since 2008, this 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
REGISTER: Call (317) 269-6004 or email email@example.com.
WHY: To help cancer survivors gain confidence, camaraderie, fitness and strength.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA will begin again soon at these locations:
|Hendricks Regional Health YMCA||Tuesday/Thursday||6 – 7:30 p.m.||April 2|
|Ransburg YMCA||Tuesday/Thursday||6 – 7:30 p.m.||April 9|
|Fishers YMCA||Wednesday/Friday||1 – 2:30 p.m.||April 10|
|Benjamin Harrison YMCA||Wednesday/Friday||noon – 1:30 p.m.||April 17|
|Baxter YMCA||Monday/Wednesday||9:30 – 11 a.m.||April 22|
|Baxter YMCA||Monday/Wednesday||6 – 7:30 p.m.||April 22|
|Jordan YMCA||Tuesday/Thursday||10:30 a.m. – noon||April 23|
|The Little Red Door Cancer Agency||Tuesday/Thursday||6 – 7:30 p.m.||April 29|
|Jordan YMCA||Monday/Wednesday||4:30 – 6 p.m.||May 20|
Survivors rave about the program
– “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 – Michelle was amazed by the improvements she’d made from the pre-assessment to the end of the program. “I realized the process of cancer treatment took a toll on my body.”
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.