Register Now for “LIVESTRONG® At the Y”

     You’ll need to act fast to take advantage of the excellent LIVESTRONG® at the Y program now offered at different YMCAs around the valley.

     LIVESTRONG® at the Y is a free, 12-week, small-group fitness program for adult cancer survivors. The program focuses on improving cardiovascular fitness, strength, and balance to regain overall health. Classes meet twice a week for about 75 minutes. If you attend the program, you will receive a free Y membership for the session’s duration.

    Currently, the program is offered at 4 YMCAs: Copper Basin Family YMCA in San Tan Valley; Desert Foothills Family YMCA in north Scottsdale (near Cave Creek); Lincoln Family Downtown YMCA, and Ahwatukee Foothills Family YMCA.

If you act quickly, you can join the “LIVESTRONG® at the Y” programs at Copper Basin, Desert Foothills, and the Downtown YMCAs.  Click here for more information and the forms you need:
Program Overview
Physician Referral

Participants are asked to complete and return the referral and waiver. For more information, call Lee Milne at (602) 212-5171 or email her at

     Registration at the Copper Basin YMCA closes this Monday, August 29. LIVESTRONG® at the Y classes at Copper Basin YMCA are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to about 11:30. The first class meeting is September. 1. The Copper Basin YMCA is located at 28300 North Main Street in San Tan Valley. Call Copper Basin YMCA at (480) 882-2242 for more information.
     Register at Desert Foothills YMCA asap: Only 3 spots remaining. Registration for LIVESTRONG® at the Y classes at Desert Foothills YMCA ends on Friday, September 13. Classes are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to about 7:30. The first class meeting is September 30. The Desert Foothills YMCA is located at 34250 North 60th Street in Scottsdale. Call Sharon Lynn for more information: (602) 212-6281.
     Registration at the Downtown YMCA closes Monday October 3. LIVESTRONG® at the Y classes at the Downtown YMCA are scheduled for Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to about 11:30. The first class meeting is October 3. The Downtown YMCA is located at 350 North First Avenue in Phoenix. Call Lee Milne at (602) 257-5138 for more information.
    LIVESTRONG® at the Y classes at the Ahwatukee YMCA are closed for this session. Classes started August 1. To see what the classes are like, visit the Ahwatukee YMCA. The classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to about 2:oo. The Ahwatukee Foothills YMCA is located at 1030 East Liberty Lane in Phoenix. Call Deb Mitchell at (602) 212-6081 for more information about future classes.
     To indicate a desire to have the  LIVEStrong® at the Y program offered at a YMCA near you, email Lee Milne directly at or call her at (602) 212-5171.

Nancy L Howe

I was a daily exerciser and I ate my fruits and vegetables, but in 1997, I was diagnosed with cancer anyway. I experienced first-hand the benefits of physical activity during treatment and beyond. That was my "Aha!" moment. I left my corporate career, earned my masters at Arizona State University studying exercise science, and joined the staff of University of Arizona cancer researchers in 2005. In 2013, I earned my Cancer Exercise Specialist certification from the University of Northern Colorado, Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute, and founded Strong Cancer Recovery. In 2017, I joined the Arizona State University Cancer Prevention and Integrative Medicine research team, and entered the PhD program at ASU's College of Nursing and Health Innovation. My research focus is breast-cancer-related lymphedema, including the preventive and ameliorative benefits of physical activity.