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Chronic Diseases, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes, affect 3 out of 5 Americans. Chronic Disease Prevention Programs at the YMCA offer both physical and emotional support for those living with a chronic disease. Thanks to many donors, these programs are provided to participants for free or at a low cost. 




LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA is a FREE program tailored to fit the specific needs of adult cancer survivors who would like to improve the quality of their lives before, during, and after treatment. This 12-week program meets twice per week with certified instructors and personal trainers who have undergone specialized training in the elements of cancer, rehabilitative exercise and supportive cancer care.

Email Breanne Anderson for more information and how to register for upcoming sessions. 


Program Goals
  • Increase flexibility and endurance
  • Enhance functional ability to do everyday tasks

  • Improve energy levels, build muscle mass and strength

  • Reduce the severity of therapy side effects and prevent unwanted weight changes

  • Develop an on-going physical fitness program, not only as part of recovery, but as a way of life

Criteria for Participation
  • Strong personal desire and a commitment to participate in the program.

  • Inform your physician that you plan to join the program

  • Give permission for LIVESTRONG at the YMCA staff to contact your physician or health care provider as needed.


For more information about LiveSTRONG at the Y and to Register for a Class, contact Jennifer Buckwalter at (309) 797-3945 or via email.


HOPE4Life Club is for survivors who have successfully graduated from the LIVESTRONG at the YMCA program. HOPE4Life promotes physical activity and provides socialization opportunities for cancer survivors and their families. Members receive education, encouragement and support in a nurturing environment.

Body In Motion

Our Body in Motion class helps adults of all ages with Parkinson’s or other chronic diseases that affect balance, in order to maintain an active lifestyle while focusing on cardiovascular conditioning and flexibility.

Program Goals:

  •     Improve Posture
  •     Improve Rigidity
  •     Help with Gait and Balance
  •     Increase Strength and Flexibility

For more information about Body In Motion and to Register for a Class, contact Jennifer Buckwalter at (309) 797-3945 or via email.

HeartSmart Cardiac Prevention

A cardiovascular disease prevention class designed for those who have been diagnosed with heart/vascular disease, stroke, who are at risk for or wish to prevent heart disease. This 45 minute session meets for blood pressure and heart rate monitoring along with focused strength training and cardiovascular routines conducted
in a small group setting by specially trained instructors. 

Moline-East Moline YMCA
Monday/Wednesday 8:15am - 9:00am

  Moline-East Moline YMCA Registration

Healthy Balance

Designed to help people achieve healthier, more sustainable habits through nutrition and physical activity coaching. If you are prediabetic, diabetic, or looking to lose weight this program will provide the knowledge, awareness, and accountability to support lifestyle changes. 

Program Goals:

  •     Gain Nutrition Knowledge
  •     Create a Workout Plan
  •     Help Reach your Goal Weight
  •     Provide Group Support
  •     Provide Accountability

  Moline-East Moline Registration
Tuesdays 5:30pm - 6:45pm

For more information about Healthy Balance or help with registration for a Class, contact Jennifer Buckwalter at (309) 797-3945 or via email.

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