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"To put Christian principles into practice through programs which build healthy spirit mind and body for all."

Take back your life, Livestrong at they Y

LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA is a free small-group fitness program for adult cancer survivors that empowers you to improve your quality of life.  Each 12-week session is comprised of classes that meet for 75 minutes, two times per week.  Also, you’ll receive a free Y membership for the session’s duration.  Class size is limited to 12 participants per session.



 LiveSTRONG Picnic

                     LiveSTRONG Picnic


Program Goals:

  • Improve energy levels and self-esteem
  • Build muscle mass and strength
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Improve ability to do everyday tasks
  • Develop an ongoing fitness plan to continue practicing a healthy lifestyle

Program Instructors:

Our instructors provide a supportive environment for the class.  Each instructor is a certified personal trainer.  In addition, we have specialized training in the elements of cancer, post cancer exercise, nutrition, and supportive cancer care.


LIVESTRONG™ participants have written to tell us:

“This program has helped me very much.  My stamina is better - I noticed it every day.  Everything I do is a little easier because I’m stronger.”

 “I want to continue as a member at the Y, because they have helped me build up my confidence again after surviving cancer.”


Criteria for Participation:

  • Commit to attending 80% of the classes
  • Inform your physician that you plan to join the program
  • Give permission for the LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA staff member to contact your physician or health care provider, if necessary

This class is recommended for people who have recently finished cancer treatment.  Enrollment will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Support LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA:

Thanks to generous donor contributions, the Manitowoc-Two Rivers Y offers LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA at no charge to participants.  Your tax-deductible donation to LIVESTRONG™ at the YMCA will help us continue to serve cancer survivors throughout our community.

 A gift of $1200 will sponsor an entire 12-week session.  A gift of $100 will sponsor an individual participant.

All gifts are greatly appreciated.  To make a contribution to the program, please contact the LIVESTRONG™at the YMCA staff member at (920) 682-0341.


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