YMCA of Greater St. Louis


YMCA of Greater St. Louis


Reclaiming Normal--Improving Cancer Survivors' Quality of Life

Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous toll on a person, both physically and emotionally. The Y and LIVESTRONG® have joined forces to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA®, a research-based physical activity and well-being initiative designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals.

Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals. These include building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA at a glance

  • A 12-week wellness program for adult cancer survivors that meets two times per week
  • Its FREE of charge; survivors and their family receive a FREE three-month family membership to the Y branch where they participate
  • Y certified fitness instructors work with participants to develop an individualized fitness program that allows them to progress at their own pace
  • An additional benefit of LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is the opportunity to create a supportive social network and form new friendships
  • Survivors should contact their local participating Y to enroll and answer a short questionnaire

 Click HERE to download a brochure about LIVESTRONG at the YMCA.

The following YMCA of Greater St. Louis branches offer LIVESTRONG at the YMCA:

Branch Phone
Edward Jones Family YMCA 314-439-9622
Emerson Family YMCA 314-521-1822
Four Rivers Area Family YMCA 636-239-5704
Jefferson County Family YMCA 636-931-9622
Mid-County Family YMCA 314-962-9450
Monsanto Family YMCA 314-367-4646
O'Fallon Family YMCA 636-379-0092
South City Family YMCA 314-644-3100
South County Family YMCA 314-849-4668
St. Charles County Family YMCA 636-928-1928
West County Family YMCA 636-532-3100