In 2007, LIVESTRONG® partnered with the YMCA to create LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, a 12-week physical activity program designed to get cancer survivors back on their feet.

Researchers from Yale University and Dana Farber Cancer Institute conducted a research study on the impact of the program on participants’ cancer-related outcomes. They found that participants experienced significant increases in physical activity, overall quality of life and fitness performance as well as decreases in cancer-related fatigue.

With LIVESTRONG®, survivors participate in free or low-cost customized exercise regimens catered to their individual needs from certified fitness instructors. The instructors are trained in cancer survivorship, post-rehabilitation exercise and supportive cancer care. Survivors receive a membership at the YMCA for the duration of the program. The program is offered for free or low-cost at the discretion of the YMCA.

The program is offered two to three times a year in the Winter, Spring/Summer or Fall at several of our branch locations. Email [email protected] with questions or submit your interest here to get started.


LocationSession DatesDays / Time
Central YMCA   
(1717 The Alameda, San Jose)
August 27 – 
November 14, 2024
Tuesday and Thursday   
1:00pm – 2:15pm
East Valley Family YMCA   
(1975 South White Rd, San Jose)
September 17 – 
December 10, 2024
Tuesday and Thursday   
1:00pm – 2:15pm
El Camino YMCA   
(2400 Grant Rd, Mountain View)
September 18 – 
December 13, 2024
Wednesday and Friday   
1:30pm – 2:45pm
Northwest YMCA   
(20803 Alves Dr, Cupertino)
September 16 –
December 16, 2024
Monday and Wednesday   
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Palo Alto Family YMCA   
(20803 Alves Dr, Cupertino)
August 20 – 
November 7, 2024
Tuesday and Thursday   
1:00pm – 2:15pm
South Valley Family YMCA   
(5632 Santa Teresa Blvd, San Jose)
August 19 – 
November 18, 2024
Monday and Wednesday   
1:00pm – 2:15pm
Southwest YMCA   
(13500 Quito Rd, Saratoga)
September 24 – 
December 19, 2024
Tuesday and Thursday   
1:00pm – 2:15pm


If you are a cancer survivor interested in the program, take action by completing the intake form.