FOR HEALTHY LIVING
Improving the nation's health and well-being
“I want to thank you for all you did in teaching and giving your information to me. I learned the importance of working out, but not to over do it. Thank you for the chance to be in your class so I could also meet other cancer survivors.” Brian
There are nearly 12 million cancer survivors in the US today. The Lance Armstrong Foundation recognized the positive presence of the Y in many communities and decided to pursue a partnership.
Through this partnership the YMCA of the Northwoods is able to provide safe, effective physical activity programs to cancer survivors in our community.
We are committed to enhancing the quality of life for our friends, neighbors and family members who are cancer survivors. We want to help them take control of their health and focus on recovery.
The LIVESTRONG at the Y fitness program is for adult cancer survivors who have become de-conditioned from recent cancer treatment.
The 12-week program provides survivors the opportunity to rebuild strength and stamina under the guidance of a highly trained YMCA instructor. Using a combination of individual instruction and group activities, survivors can participate in resistance training, cardio and functional activities as well as flexibility exercises.
We are committed to helping all participants develop their own fitness program to continue healthy lifestyle habits, not only as part of recovery, but as a way of life.
Research is now showing that physical activity can decrease recurrence and increase survivorship in cancer patients.
This program will empower cancer survivors to increase quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength.
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