The Family Y of Greater Augusta

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a 12-week, FREE small group program designed for adult cancer survivors. Cancer survivors (those who are living with, through and beyond cancer) and the health professionals that support them are increasingly aware of the positive impact that moderate physical activity, supportive relationships and stress reduction techniques can have on quality of life.

Through a collaborative partnership with the LIVESTRONG Foundation, the Family YMCA is offering the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program to cancer patients in the Augusta area. The program is to help cancer survivors regain their physical and mental strength after treatment through exercise programs specifically for cancer survivors. Activities focus on the mind, body and spirit by strengthening the body while providing emotional and spiritual support. The program is open to cancer patients/survivors at any stage of diagnosis, treatment, recovery or remission.

The 12-week session meets twice weekly for 1 ½ hours. Time is divided between increasing endurance, building strength and improving balance and flexibility and follows ACSM guidelines. The class is led by a Certified Personal Trainer who has special training through the LIVESTRONG Foundation’s LIVESTRONG program. This program is free and open to members and non-members. A complimentary three-month membership to the Family YMCA is included for each participant.

How can you qualify to be a LIVESTRONG participant?
-Participation is by self-referral with physician permission
-Enrollment includes a pre- and post-test of aerobic endurance, muscle strength, balance and flexibility. The average participant shows a 35% improvement.
-An intake session with a LIVESTRONG at the YMCA instructor

LIVESTRONG sessions are held at the following Family Y facilities twice per year:
-FAMILY YMCA OF AIKEN COUNTY
-FAMILY YMCA OF AUGUSTA SOUTH
-MARSHALL FAMILY YMCA
-FAMILY YMCA OF NORTH AUGUSTA
-STEINER BRANCH FAMILY YMCA
-FAMILY YMCA OF THOMSON
-WILSON FAMILY YMCA

For more information or to schedule your intake session, contact LIVESTRONG'S YMCA Coordinator Stephanie Angelo at 706-589-2709.