Patients of all ages and fitness levels are welcome. Sessions, funded by grants and donations, are free to patients. Donations are accepted from those who are able to contribute.
Research has shown that regular exercise speeds recovery for cancer survivors, promotes the effectiveness of other parts of treatment and can significantly deter recurrence rates.
- Breast CancerWomen who participated in any moderate-intensity physical activity, such as brisk walking, after breast cancer diagnosis had a 64 percent lower risk of death compared to inactive women. Exercise also reduces the risk of lymphedema, which causes swelling in the arms or legs.
- Colon CancerColon cancer survivors who walked six or more hours per week showed 47 percent improvement in disease-free survival compared with inactive patients.
- Prostate CancerFor prostate cancer survivors, exercise reduced the risk of incontinence and mitigated side effects while patients were receiving hormone therapy and radiation.
The exercise program is designed for each patient's needs, abilities and interests. Patients receive a demonstration of the exercises, a written set of recommendations for exercises that can be done at home and referrals to group yoga and exercise classes. Trainers offer tips and strategies for success and make follow-up telephone calls.
For more information about exercise classes, visit the Cancer Resource Center website.
Thursdays,12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.