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LIVESTRONG is returning to the Briggs YMCA in 2023!

LIVESTRONG is a program that creates a welcoming community in which cancer survivors can improve their strength and physical fitness, diminish the severity of therapy side effects, develop supportive relationships, and improve their quality of life.

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a small-group physical activity and well-being program which meets at the YMCA twice a week for 12 weeks for 90 minutes each session. Since 2007, the LIVESTRONG® Foundation has been Y-USA’s partner in developing and delivering LIVESTRONG at the YMCA. The program offers people affected by cancer a safe, supportive environment to participate in physical and social activities focused on strengthening the whole person. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive cancer care to achieve such goals as:

  • building muscle mass and strength
  • increasing flexibility and endurance
  • improving balance
  • improving confidence and self-esteem
  • improving emotional wellbeing of survivors and their families
  • connecting with other survivors during treatment and beyond.

For questions about the LIVESTRONG program, email Lesli Baker at

Our hot tub is a hot topic!

We understand the hot tub is an important and vital part of your aquatic experience and regret that it is currently unavailable.

Several months ago, when COVID guidelines were eased and Y leadership was comfortable we could operate it safety, we filled the hot tub and turned the system back on. What we thought would be a simple process ended up being much more complicated. As it turns out inactivity hasn’t been kind to the numerous components, many of these being original and custom fabricated.

Staff have been working diligently for the past few months working with our contractors to source new components and secure work permits to perform a full rebuild of the hot tub.

The good news is that our contractor has most of the parts they need to perform the work. We are still waiting on one key part before that work can be scheduled. We are optimistic we are close!

If YOU are a fan/user of the hot tub and would like to be kept up to date on specific repairs and timelines, send me an email with ‘HOT TUB FANATIC’ in the subject line and I will add you to the list! When I get news, I will share it with you.

Thanks for your patience!

– Jake Grater,