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.


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 | Kelly Newell

Greater Portland Branch, 70 Forest Ave, Portland | 207.874.1111  |  Paul Cameron

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

Pineland Branch, 25 Campus Dr Ste 100, New Gloucester | 207.688.2255  | Mylan Bannon

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.

SPRING/Summer 2017 sessions

Casco Bay Branch - Freeport

April 24 - July 14, 2017  Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:00am-12:15pm

Greater Portland Branch - Portland

April 4 - June 8, 2017  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:30-11:45am

Northern York County Branch - Biddeford

April 24 - July 14, 2017  Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:15pm

Pineland Branch - New Gloucester

June 19 - September 8, 2017  Tuesdays & Thursdays,10:00-11:15am

Future Sessions

Casco Bay, Greater Portland & Northern York County branches:
  • September 11 - December 1, 2017
  • January 2 - March 23, 2018
  • April 23 - July 13, 2018
Pineland branch:
  • October 30, 2017 - January 19, 2018
  • February 26 - May 18, 2018
  • June 11 - August 31, 2018


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.