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 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.

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.

The 12-week session will be held on Tuesday and Thursday
10:00 am to 11:30 am March 3, 2020 - May 21, 2020.

Registration is open from February 7, 2020 through March 3, 2020. To register, please call the YMCA of Port Angeles front desk at 360.452.9244 or visit a Member Service Representative at the YMCA of Port Angeles. 

Tuesday and Thursday at the YMCA of Port Angeles
Begins Tuesday, March 3 to Thursday, May 21, 2020

10:00 am -11:30 am

Free to anyone in the community!

*Participants must be 18 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.


YMCA of Port Angeles
302 S. Francis Street  
Port Angeles, WA 98362


Please contact Angela Byars, OTR/L, CLT, specializing in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Contact Angela at Olympic Medical Center at 360-582-2687 or abyars@olympicmedical.org for a rehabilitation consultation and to receive your medical screening/permission form.

For more information Contact Mikki Hughes, Health and Well Being Coordinator at the YMCA of Port Angeles, 360.452.9244 ex 133 or email Mikki@olympicpeninsulaymca.org