Regular exercise can greatly improve physical and mental health and it's a very important piece of the cancer journey. At The Gathering Place, we understand the importance of exercise during or after treatment and will work each participant to help them meet their unique needs. Those who were not active before their cancer diagnosis can safely and successfully join one of our exercise programs.
Please refrain from wearing perfumes and scented lotions while a The Gathering Place. Many people undergoing treatment are sensitive to smells and find it makes them feel ill. Thank you.
Held virtually on Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00pm
A slow, progressive program focused on stability and body awareness, allowing for improved function. Facilitator: Stephen Cerne, BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET
As fall turns to winter, many people may experience a slump in mood and energy. Join this program to utilize exercise and nutrition to help boost and support your wintertime perspective.
Held virtually on Tuesdays, 1:00-1:30pm
The 'core' is made up of muscles that are responsible for proper posture, efficient functional movement, balance and stability. Learn about the muscle groups that make up and control your core. Facilitator: Stephen Cerne, BS, NSCA-CPT, ACSM/ACS-CET
Held Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays
Comprehensive strength, endurance, balance, and flexibility routine for those in cancer treatment or dealing with side effects from treatment. Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.
Participants will explore different ways to exercise in an aquatic environment to build strength, endurance and improve balance after cancer treatment. Each class will focus on a different topic related to aquatic exercise. Participants are encouraged but not required to complete all classes in this series. Facilitator: Sandy Conochan ATC, PTA. Instructor: Joy Nowels, Exercise Specialist, ACSM Certified, Ai Chi Certified, Arthritis Foundation Certified Aquatic Program Leader
Held at UH Avon Fitness Center 1997 Healthway Dr, Avon, OH 44011 every Wednesday, 5:00-6:00pm.
In this series, participants will explore different ways to exercise in an aquatic environment to build strength, endurance, and improve balance before and after cancer treatment. Each class will focus on a different topic related to aquatic exercise. Participants are encouraged but not required to complete all classes in the series. Facilitator: Sandy Conochan, ATC, PTA. Instructor: Beth Laraway, Group Fitness Instructor
Held Thursdays, 9:00-10:00am & 10:00-11:00am at our Wellness Center
Sign up for an open gym time to come and workout on your own. Participants must first attend an orientation and complete a health and fitness screening. This program is limited to 6 participants per hour.
Held virtually on Saturdays, 10:00-11:00am
QiGong-Tai Chi integrates physical exercises, breathing techniques and mindfulness into one practice.
QiGong-Tai Chi is a holistic health practice integrating a sequence of gentle movements, breathing techniques, acupressure self-massage, and mindfulness. The classes are designed to reduce stress and increase vitality, improve flexibility, balance and circulation, and strengthen muscles. QiGong-Tai Chi can be done sitting or standing and is easily modified and adapted for all abilities and fitness levels. Instructor: Jeannie Koran
Held virtually on Fridays, 12:30-1:00pm
A slow-flow stretching and yoga-based program. Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.
Held Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays
Yoga is a gentle, mind-body practice designed to empower participants to take an active role in managing their care and long-term health. The classes include physical postures and movement to improve strength, mobility, range of motion, balance and circulation. Breathing practices are used for better respiration, while mediation and other relaxation techniques are used to help manage stress and anxiety to enhance well-being. Each class offers modifications to meet fluctuations in physical ability and energy level throughout the cancer journey. Different positions (in chairs, on the floor and standing) and the use of props are encouraged to meet individual needs. Instructor: Lisa Thiel, MA, E-RYT500