Eight graduates recently completed a 12-week fitness-based program designed specifically for cancer survivors on their journey back to health, called LIVESTRONG®, at Penobscot Bay YMCA.

During the course of the program, survivors worked with trainers who coached exercises, stretching and basic cardiovascular routines.

Yoga, indoor cycle, Nia, and rock climbing class opportunities were provided to participants. Dr. Barb MacDonald, licensed naturopathic physician, shared her thoughts on the importance of exercise and cancer prevention and recovery.

The next class will be held this fall. If interested in enrolling, call the Y at 236-3375 and speak to intake specialist Sandy Bodamer.