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. At this time, the program will be offered virtually due to COVID-19. It is open to anyone on the Olympic Peninsula.

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 such as 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.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older and be willing to commit to the entire 12-week session. Exercise and Thrive is open to the community for FREE thanks to generous donations from your community.

WHEN: 
Every Monday and Wednesday (virtually)
Begins Monday, November 2 to Wednesday, January 27, 2021

TIME: 
6 p.m.-7 p.m.

LOCATION: 
To keep everyone healthy and safe, the program will be run virtually at this time.

COST: 
Free to anyone in the community!

REGISTRATION: Registration starts October 19 through October 30. To register, please click the button below or contact Lee Schilling at 360-504-0536 or email lschilling@olympicpeninsulaymca.org. You can also call the front desk at 360-477-4381. 

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Lee Schilling, Health and Well-Being Program Coordinator at 360-504-0536 or lschilling@olympicpeninsulaymca.org