Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Living Strong, Living Well
A Strength & Fitness Program for Cancer Patients & Survivors

Living Strong, Living Well is a 12-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability.  We'll focus on reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving energy levels and self esteem.  We also assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle as a way of life.  The ultimate goal is to empower adult cancer patients to improve functional capacity and to increase their quality of life through an organized program of fitness and strength.  Advance registration is required. 

When - Classes meet 2 times a week for 12 weeks for 75 minutes.

YMCA Locations - For YMCA addresses and directions go to and click on Upcoming Programs.

Instructors - Certified fitness instructors trained by Stanford and the YMCA give personal individualized instruction to the participants.

Cost - Classes are completely free.  The YMCA provides the trained instructors, the facility, and the equipment.

Questions or Registration: Joyce Hanna, MA, MS
  Associate Director
  Stanford Health Improvement Program
  211 Quarry Rd., N049, Stanford, CA 94305
  (650) 725-5014


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