‘Livestrong’ class for cancer survivors at Y

Sep 13, 2013

The Mukilteo Family YMCA is partners with the LIVESTRONG Foundation to help cancer survivors begin the journey toward recovery through a YMCA program.

Part of the Y’s commitment to strengthening community through healthy living, the program offers adults affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on you – the whole person – not the disease.

The free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 90 minutes, using traditional exercise methods to ease you back into fitness and help you maintain a healthy weight. The classes run 1-2:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, starting Sept. 23.

You’ll focus on: building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance as well as improving confidence and self-esteem.

Plus, learn about wellness, stress reduction techniques, and how to continue healthful habits after the program has ended.

Just as important, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA also encourages a spirit of community – a safe, comfortable place for you to build companionship with others affected by cancer and share stories and inspiration.

Medical studies have shown that moderate levels of appropriate physical activity can reduce fatigue, boost self-esteem and improve muscle strength and physical endurance in individuals following cancer treatment.

Cancer survivors themselves are increasingly aware of the positive impact that moderate physical activity, supportive relationships and stress reduction techniques can have on their quality of life.

Space is limited in each class. To enroll, contact the YMCA at 425-493-2407 or visit the website for a program brochure, information on how to enroll at 
www.ymca-snoco.org/laf.

-Edited by Beacon staff

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