LiveSTRONG at the YMCA


The YMCA of Metro North is proud to offer the LIVESTRONG program in our Torigian Family YMCA, Melrose Family YMCA, and Saugus Family YMCA locations.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a wellness program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their health and well-being following a cancer diagnosis. Our Torigian, Melrose and Saugus Family YMCA’s create a welcoming community in which survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.

  • 12-week program with two 90-minute sessions per week
  • Sessions are hosted in small group, supportive environments and facilitated by YMCA certified instructors
  • Each session includes cardiovascular conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility exercises
  • Pre and post participation evaluations to include functional and quality of life assessments

Any adult 18 years old or older who is living with or beyond cancer treatment.

  • The LIVESTRONG Foundation has been partnered with YMCA’s nationwide since 2007
  • More than 47,007 cancer survivors enrolled
  • More than 3,642 staff certified as instructors
  • Offered by 478 Y associations in more than 600 communities in 39 states

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA has been proven to:

  • Help survivors meet or exceed the recommended amount of physical activity
  • Help survivors significantly increase their cardiovascular endurance
  • Improve cancer survivors’ overall quality of life and decrease their cancer-related fatigue
  • High levels of satisfaction
  • Strong connections with other group members
  • Plans to continue exercise after the program

Read more about Trish’s story.

For more information or to enroll in the LiveSTRONG at the YMCA program contact:

Torigian Family YMCA: Chris Tognazzi at, 978-977-9622

Saugus Family YMCA: Chris Tognazzi at, 781-233-9622

Melrose Family YMCA: Bernadette Farrell at, 781-665-4360


LiveSTRONG at the YMCA is generously supported by the Boston North Cancer Association.