MGrrEQuRwnasgk0TmfiKxKwoAGU1ojJsifMQxoiYGpA,IX2cvZZPQoKf5QoAbXvQjeMvYyIV8E299kO3Mx4usw4LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a 12-week, small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who are post-treatment up to five years. This program fulfills the important need of supporting the increasing number of cancer survivors who find themselves in the transitional period between completing their cancer treatment and the shift to feeling physically and emotionally strong enough to attempt to return to their normal life or their “new normal”. The program is conducted outside of medical facilities to emphasize that LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is about health, not disease. In addition to the physical benefits, LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community where people impacted by cancer can connect during treatment and beyond. The weekly 90-minute sessions take place in a small group setting and are adjusted to the individual’s ability level. The program is of no cost to participants and also includes a free Y membership for the session’s duration. Our community partners include Forsyth Medical Center, Wake Forest Baptist Medical, Iredell Health System, Wilkes Regional Medical Center, Piedmont Hematology and Oncology, and Cancer Services.

Making An Impact

“I sincerely appreciate the Y taking steps to provide a LIVESTRONG® program to cancer survivors. I came away from the meeting very impressed with the questions asked, as well as that you also invited healthcare professionals for their input. It showed that the Y is genuinely looking out for the needs and well-being of cancer survivors. Thank you and God bless.”

– LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA Focus Group Participant and local cancer survivor

Criteria For Participation

  • Ask your physician to complete the LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA referral form. Consult your oncologist or a hospital oncology representative before joining the program.
  • Enroll in the program by phone, email or visiting the Y.
  • Commit to attending 80% of the classes
  • Give permission for a YMCA representative to contact your physician or health care provider, if necessary

Program Goals

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


LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA referral form
Need more details? Click here to download the Participant information form
LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA partnership

Program Instructors

YMCA instructors work with each participant to fit the program to their individual needs. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post rehab exercise and supportive cancer care.

Program Location Information

Several YMCA branches now offer or will soon offer LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA programs at various session times. Your physician will need to complete a referral form. We request advance registration for each session.

Davie Family YMCA

September 21-December 16
Days: Monday and Thursday
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
Child Care available

Fulton Family YMCA

Begins: TBD
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Child Care available

Jerry Long Family YMCA

Begins: TBD
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Kernersville Family YMCA

September 21-December 16
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm 

Robinhood Road Family YMCA

September 14-December 9
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 1:00-2:30 pm

Statesville Family YMCA

Begins: TBD
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 6:00-7:30 pm
*Sponsored by Iredell Health System

Stokes Family YMCA

Begins: TBD
Days: Monday and Wednesday
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm

Wilkes Family YMCA

September 14-December 9
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 1:30-3:00 pm 

William G. White, Jr. Family YMCA

September 9-December 2
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 9:30-11:00 am
Child Care available

Winston Lake Family YMCA

Begins: TBD

Yadkin Family YMCA

Begins: TBD
Days: Tuesday and Friday
Time: 12:30 am-2:00 pm

Alexander County Family YMCA

Begins: TBD
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 4:00-5:30 pm 

Need to contact the Y?
Click here for our YMCA locations.

Questions about LIVESTRONG®?
Please contact Tim Gribble at