LiveStrong at the Y

Being a breast cancer survivor for 20 years and having lymphedema in my right arm for 19 years,

I wanted to improve my core strength, endurance, and flexibility.

When I joined the LiveStrong program, I was hoping to learn about all the equipment at the Foothills Area YMCA, especially the weight equipment. 

At about halfway through the program, I felt that my expectations of the program have already been fulfilled, my core strength, endurance, and flexibility have greatly improved. At the end of the program,

the LiveStrong program made me realize that I can do it!

I can get stronger, more flexible, and even lose some weight. And it does affect my daily life—improved sleep, easier to do chores, just to name a few.

My favorite aspects of the LiveStrong program were learning how to correctly use the equipment, learning alternatives to do due to my lymphedema, and meeting other cancer survivors.

I was so fortunate to be able to participate in this program!

 Halie and Becca, our two instructors, were terrific. Their positive approach kept it fun and made it very easy to get to know each other. They provided us with individual attention and instructions, as well as alternative options based on our needs—in my case, my lymphedema.

Thank you Halie, Becca ,and the LiveStrong program—I highly recommend this program to anyone!