Have you recently received a cancer diagnosis or are you in treatment at this time? Maybe you are in post treatment trying to regain your strength and energy? You are not alone, and the YMCA can be a support during this time. Since the YMCA of the Chesapeake continues to keep everyone’s health and safety as a top priority, it is now offering its LiveSTRONG program virtually for cancer survivors. This 12-week program is free to all participants. For those in treatment, it’s imperative that you stay safe at home, while staying active.
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is an evidence-based program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with other survivors in a small group setting and now offered virtually on Zoom. Through the program, certified YMCA instructors help participants build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve energy levels and self-esteem.
LiveSTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the whole person, not the disease. YMCA instructors will keep you safe by providing coaching and motivation. In addition to motivation, any necessary equipment will be provided. Meeting other cancer survivors and working together, facing the same challenges at the same time proves to be a great benefit of the program.
The costs associated with the program are underwritten by the YMCA through grant support provided by the Rural Maryland Council (RMC). Space is limited for each session to allow for a low LiveSTRONG at the YMCA instructor-to-participant ratio.
For more information, or to register for LiveSTRONG at the YMCA, email Barb Jarrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.