LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment or disease. The small group, physical activity program utilizes a private, non-intimidating circuit style that helps participants build strength, increase flexibility and endurance and ultimately improve quality of life. Additional goals include reducing the side effects of treatment, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem.

A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle, not only as part of their recovery, but as a way of life. In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors, YMCA staff and members.

The program consists of one 12-week session, where participants work with Y staff twice a week, and is provided without cost to participants.* YMCA fitness instructors work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is about health, not disease.

Pluta Cancer Center

To be eligible to participate on LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs at the Pluta Cancer Center, individuals must have received their cancer treatments at one of these Wilmot Cancer Centers: Rochester, Batavia, Dansville, Geneva, Highland Hospital, Hornell, Park Ridge, Pluta Cancer center, Sands Cancer Center, Strong West in Brockport, Wellsville.

Upcoming Groups

Pluta Cancer Center
April 2 – June 25, 2019
Tues & Thurs, 3:30-4:45pm

Carlson MetroCenter YMCA
April 9 – June 27, 2019
Tues & Thurs, 4:30-6pm

Eastside Family YMCA
Begins June 18
Tues & Thurs, 6-7:30pm

Northwest Family YMCA
Begins August 19
Mon & Weds, 5:30-7pm

Please fill out the form to register or for more information on upcoming groups.

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*The YMCA of Greater Rochester is able to cover this program free of charge thanks to the generous contributions of individual donors. Make a donation.