Living Strong, Living Well

A Strength and Fitness Program for Cancer Patients and Survivors. Developed by Stanford University. Living Strong Living Well™ is an 8-week small group program designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease. Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability.

Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, and improving energy levels and self esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle as a way of life. 

The program consists of one 8-week session that meets 2x per week for 75 minutes. The program is without costs to participants.

Date Day Hour
January 8 - February 26 Tuesday and Thursday 10:30-11:45am

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The primary goals are to empower cancer patients/survivors improve functional capacity increase quality of life through an organized program of fitness & strength.  Living Strong, Living Well is also intended to

  • Help patients build muscle mass and strength
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Improve functional ability
  • Reduce severity of therapy side effects
  • Prevent unwanted weight changes
  • Improve energy levels and self-esteem
  • The final goal at the completion of LSLW is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle.


  Winter 2019 Session Brochure

 LSLW Participant Registration Form

  LSLW Medical Clearance



Program Set Up

  • Initial assessment
  • Goal Setting
  • Strength and cardio orientation in YMCA Strength & Conditioning Gym

Weekly Program

  • Perform progressive individual strength program with instructor guidance
  • Strength program includes cardio, progressive strength training, flexibility and stretching, range of motion and balance of mind and body

Program Completion

  • Fitness assessment
  • Recommendation for independent continuation of fitness program


Living Strong, Living Well is recommended for adult patients who are in or have recently completed their cancer treatments.


  • Have a strong desire to commit to the program
  • Attend all 24 classes in a 12-week session
  • Complete all pre-program health history and screening forms
  • Give permission for the Director to contact physician or treatment provider for consent to participate in the program.
  • The YMCA certified instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post-rehab exercise, nutrition & supportive cancer care.


Ridgewood YMCA 112 Oak Street, Ridgewood 


Anju Harraka
201.444.5600, x318

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