YMCA of Southern Maine

For a Better Us.™


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y team members trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals, which may include building muscle mass and strength, increasing flexibility and endurance, and improving confidence and self-esteem.

This free, 12-week program meets twice a week for 75 minutes in small groups. 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. The program is open to any community member and includes a complimentary family membership to the Y for the duration of the program in support of the whole family.


  • Build muscle mass and strength
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Improve day-to-day life
  • Reduce the severity of therapy side effects
  • Prevent unwanted weight changes
  • Improve energy levels and self esteem
  • Build relationships with staff and peers

In addition to the physical benefits, the program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with fellow survivors, YMCA staff, and members.

FUTURE Sessions

Casco Bay branch:
  • May 27 - August 9, 2019
Greater Portland branch:
  • April 2 - June 20, 2019
Northern York County branch:
  • May 7 - July 25, 2019
Pineland branch:
  • April 2 - June 20, 2019


This program is offered free to any community member and includes a complimentary family membership for the duration of the program in support of the whole family.


To register for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and to learn more about participating in the program, contact your local branch at:

Casco Bay Branch: 14 Old South Freeport Rd, Freeport | 207.865.9600 | Jill Keimach

Greater Portland Branch: 70 Forest Ave, Portland | 207.874.1111  |  John Turrell

Northern York County Branch: 3 Pomerleau St, Biddeford | 207.283.0100 | Erin White

Pineland Branch: 25 Campus Dr Ste 100, New Gloucester | 207.688.2255  | Beth Birch

To learn how you can support LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, email Scott Krouse, Branch Executive of the Casco Bay Branch of the YMCA of Southern Maine.

Other Maine Locations for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is offered at the following locations:

A BIG thank you to the Maine Cancer Foundation for awarding the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA programs in Maine a $35,000 grant!  We are so grateful for their support of this program which is helping cancer survivors regain a balanced spirit, mind, and body through the support they find at the Y.