The Y and LIVESTRONG joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a free 12-week physical activity and well being program designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. The small group, research-based program offers cancer survivors a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities.

Survivors work with YMCA certified instructors to build muscle mass, strength, flexibility and endurance while improving confidence and self-esteem.  In addition to physical benefits, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA focuses on the emotional well-being of survivors and their families by providing a supportive community for people impacted by cancer.

The LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program is available at every Gaston County Family YMCA location.

Programs at Pharr

12 Days to Fitness Challenge

MAINTAIN DON’T GAIN Fight back against the Holiday weight gain with our annual wellness challenge. Pledge to fit in 12 workouts between Thanksgiving and Christmas! This challenge is open to all Members—kids and adults! Sign up with the Wellness Staff at your YMCA to get started and after each workout receive a star to track…

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ChristmasTown 5K

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Group Exercise Classes

Ages: 12+ (16 for Les Mills BodyPump™ classes) Whether you’re new to exercise or getting back into it, group exercise is a great way to get moving, make friends and stay motivated. We offer classes for all ages, all levels and all interests. From low-impact exercise and chair classes, stretching and strength training to indoor cycling,…

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Personal Training

Personal Training Ages: 12+ Personal training is 1 on 1 fitness training available to Y Members with a nationally certified YMCA personal trainer. The trainer trains the client using strength training, cardio training, and nutritional counseling and monitoring. Sessions are 1 hour in length and can be purchased in 1, 5, 10, 15 and session packages….

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Coaching Connection

Coaching Connection In this six week program, your coach is committed to giving you the support, knowledge and encouragement you need to motivate and inspire a healthy lifestyle so you can feel and see results. Stop by the Welcome Center to sign up for a coaching appointment that fits your schedule! You will spend 30 minutes…

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Youth Fitness Orientation

Ages: 9 – 15 Youth fitness orientations are 1 on 1 fitness instruction to youth age 9-15 that include weight room, cardio room equipment usage instruction and safety information. The program is intended to introduce youth to exercise in a safe and supervised environment. After completion of the program the youth can use the cardio…

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