Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and the LIVESTRONG foundation have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Since launching the program in 2013, the New Canaan YMCA has supported over 100 of our community’s cancer survivors through this program.
The New Canaan YMCA is proud to offer this program free to our community’s cancer survivors. Participants will work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.
The 12-week program is free to cancer survivors in the community with a physician’s clearance. The program includes two weekly group classes, taught by trained LIVESTRONG at the YMCA instructors, as well as full access to the Y for the 12 weeks.
To learn more about this program and/or to participate, please contact Bridget Philipp at 203-920-1626.