livestrong at rye y

Are you a cancer survivor – or do you know one who is interested in joining a supportive community with the goal of helping participants live stronger, healthier lives?

Then the place to turn may be the Rye YMCA, where adults going through cancer treatments, as well as those who’ve completed treatment, can go free of charge to build strength, reduce therapy side effects, improve energy and self esteem, and gain a feeling of community with other cancer survivors.

Operating at the Rye Y since 2011, the LIVESTRONG program here has already served over 500 participants. Certified instructors, who basically serve as personal trainers during the sessions, supervise a variety of exercise activities: from Pilates and yoga to aquasize and weight training. There are even lectures by nutritionists along with other special sessions. All of this is absolutely free: a three-month Y membership; two free 75-minute classes each week; and full access to the Y seven days a week.

Enrollment is based on recommendations from area hospitals, but any cancer survivor can apply for admission based on a doctor’s recommendation. Typically, LIVESTRONG at the Rye Y is not filled to capacity so participation in this life-changing program is within reach. One thing they will ask: commitment to attend all classes.

Contact livestrong@ryeymca.org for more information about the program.

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