Taylor Family Branch YMCA
Phone: 847-888-7410
50 N. McLean Blvd. Elgin, IL 60123

Check out our growing and active Youth Sports Programs at The Y!


At the Y, you’ll join a community, not a facility. Every day members come together to improve the quality of their lives, connect with neighbors, and make new friends.
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Cancer is a life-changing disease that takes a tremendous physical and emotional toll on those affected. The Y and LIVESTRONG have joined together to create LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, a research-based physical activity and well-being program designed to help adult cancer survivors reclaim their total health. Participants work with Y staff trained in supportive  cancer care to safely achieve their  goals such as building muscle mass and strength; increasing flexibility and endurance; and improving confidence and self-esteem. By focusing on the whole person and not the disease, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is helping people move beyond cancer in spirit, mind and body. Testimony Livestrong strengthened my body and spirit. The instructors took the time to learn what each participant needed and could do. Each person was given the time needed to get to where they wanted to be, even after the program ended. I have more strength in my body now than I did before chemotherapy, that’s pretty good. Livestrong also gave me the information and tools needed to live a healthier life. Which makes the program a total life changer, nutrition, exercise, and community. Knowing and speaking with others who are or have gone through the same things you have.

Next Livestrong Session:

May 1, 2017 –  July 22, 2017
Mondays and Thursdays
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
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Our current Livestrong class participated in the Livestrong Day May 19th joining in the recognition and celebration of cancer warriors around the world!


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If you or someone you know is interested in joining Livestrong contact Birdie Bednarski,
                 P: 847.888.7410 X 214            E: birdieb@gcfymca.org
Taylor Family Branch YMCA.