LiveStrong for Cancer Survivors

Livestrong Program: Empowering Lives through Wellness

The Livestrong Program at the YMCA of Columbia is dedicated to empowering individuals affected by cancer on their journey to recovery and improved well-being. Through a holistic approach, we provide a supportive and inclusive environment that addresses the physical, emotional, and social needs of participants. Our program combines exercise, education, and support to help participants regain strength, reduce fatigue, and enhance their quality of life.

Led by certified instructors and trained professionals, the Livestrong Program offers customized exercise plans, nutrition guidance, and emotional support to meet the unique needs of each participant. Whether you are a survivor, caregiver, or currently undergoing treatment, our program is designed to help you reclaim control over your health and build a network of support. Join us on this empowering journey towards wellness and discover the strength within you.

LIVESTRONG is a free 12-week program designed for adult cancer survivors.

This small group program fulfills the important need of supporting cancer survivors in our community. Survivors will work with Y staff, trained in supportive cancer care, to safely achieve their goals such as:

  • Building Strength;
  • Increasing Flexibility and Endurance;
  • Improving Confidence and Self-Esteem.

By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body.


Our 12-week program includes*:

  • Two 75 to 90-minute sessions per week
  • Cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises
  • Fitness and quality of life assessments before and after participation
  • YMCA-certified instructors helping participants every step of the way

BONUS: Includes a FREE family membership for the duration of the 12 weeks.

*Requires medical clearance from a physician. Open to adults 18 years or older at no cost.



Downtown YMCA
Feb. 19-May 8 |  Mon/Thur  | 6:30-7:30 pm

NorthWest Family YMCA
March 19-June 4 | Tues/Thur | 6:00-7:30 pm

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Feb. 20-May 9 | Tues/Thur | 6:30-8:00 pm

Orangeburg County YMCA 
March 19-June 4 |  Tues/Thur | 11:00 am-12:30 pm

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Ballentine YMCA
Sept. 24-Dec. 14

Downtown YMCA
Sept. 24-Dec. 14

NorthWest Family YMCA

Jeep Rogers Family YMCA
Sept. 23-Dec. 13 | Mon/Wed | 10:30 am – Noon

Orangeburg County YMCA
Sept. 23-Dec. 13 | Mon/Wed | 6:30-8:00 pm


Click the link below to fill out an Interest Form. Please note that completing an interest form does not automatically secure a place on the program roster. Our staff will contact you within 5 business days after your interest form is submitted to discuss next steps.

Interest Form


Kate Yutuc, Healthy Living Director, 803.407.8007 or

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