LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health.
Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals such as building muscle and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer care in spirit, mind, and body.
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a FREE 12-week group training program that includes a family Y membership for cancer survivors. Participants receive one-on-one attention in a group setting, which creates a safe and comfortable workout environment.
To date, the program had only been offered to Nebraskans in Omaha. However in July, the Fallbrook YMCA in Lincoln began offering LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA and new sessions began October 31. A supportive, certified instructor leads a small group through cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance, and flexibility exercises at two sessions per week for 12 weeks.The program is set to expand to all four Lincoln YMCAs this year.
- Cooper YMCA, Amy Shanahan, 402.323.6407
- Fallbrook YMCA, Melissa Walker, 402.323.6432
- Downtown YMCA, Karla Hudson, 402.434.9238
- Northeast YMCA, Michelle Kiddoo, 402.434.9257
Staff is currently looking for 4-8 candidates to participate at no cost. If you would like to sign up or learn more about these programs, click here or contact Melissa Walker, 402.323.6432. To contact Amy Roux at the Omaha YMCA and get schedule and information for the Omaha Metro area, click here.
To find out how to start a program at your local YMCA, click here.