Exercise and Thrive

Perseverance through cancer is a remarkable accomplishment. At the Y, you can continue your journey of recovery, gaining strength and support in a program for survivors.

The 12-week program — Exercise and Thrive — is available to all adult cancer survivors, 90 days out of active cancer treatment to participate in the program. The curriculum was developed by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

Studies show that exercise can improve quality of life, lessen treatment side effects and help recovery. Participants in the Y’s E&T program strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve endurance while receiving health-and-wellness coaching from YMCA personal trainers during bi-weekly 90 minute sessions. They’re also introduced to mind/body activities like yoga and have the opportunity to learn about healthy eating.

The ultimate goal of the program is to help survivors develop their own physical fitness regimen that they can continue on their own after the program ends.

The Exercise and Thrive program runs continuously all year long with the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. The YMCA of Port Angeles will have it during the Fall and Spring and the YMCA of Sequim will run the program in the Summer and Winter.

WHEN: Twice a week for 90 minutes at the Y. 
           YMCA of Port Angeles Tuesday and Thurday
           Begins October 3, 2017 

TIME: 10:00am - 11:30am

COST: Free to the community

LOCATIONS:
Olympic Peninsula YMCA
YMCA of Port Angeles
302 South Francis Street
Port Angeles, WA 98362

YMCA of Sequim
610 North 5th Avenue
Sequim, WA 98382

CONTACT: Mikki Hughes
YMCA of Port Angeles
Health and Wellness Coordinator
Mikki@olympicpeninsulaymca.org
360-452-9244 ext. 133

CONTACT: Lee Schilling
YMCA of Sequim
Health and Wellness Coordinator
Lschilling@olympicpeninsulaymca.org
360-477-4381 ext. 333

Participants must be 21 years of age or older, have medical clearance from a physician and be willing to commit to the entire 12-week session. Exercise and Thrive is open to the community for free and is funded by the community.