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Exercise

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.

Exercise

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:00pm

Exercise class that builds on balance, stability and body awareness.
Balance for Improved Function stresses simple, functional movements, allowing participants to move more efficiently and decrease fall risks. The focus is on building up core stability and balance simultaneously, while at the same time creating a better sense of body awareness.

Exercise

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.

Exercise
July 13th at 6:30 pm

Join the fun and learn the basics of dragon boating, a fun team sport for anyone in treatment, finished with treatment or caregivers. No experience required. Weekly practice sessions begin Wednesday, July 13th, 6:30-8:00PM in preparation for the 12th Annual Cleveland Dragon Boat Association Festival which will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

Exercise

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

Please consult your physician before beginning this, or any exercise program. As with any exercise program, if at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. Information is for educational purposes only.

Exercise

Fridays, 12:30-1:00pm

A slow-flow stretching and yoga-based program. Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Please consult your physician before beginning this, or any exercise program. As with any exercise program, if at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. Information is for educational purposes only.

Exercise
September 6th at 6:00 pm

A 4-week yoga series where all levels are welcome including beginners. This series is designed to reduce stress and, increase flexibility. Instructor: Christina Carroll, RYT 500

Exercise

Wednesdays, 10:00-11:00am through June

*New days beginning in July: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00am at The Gathering Place East and Saturdays, 9:00-10:00am, held virtually

A gentle flow class appropriate for all levels.

Yoga for Cancer 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

Health and fitness screening required before attending any movement class.

Please consult your physician before beginning this, or any exercise program. As with any exercise program, if at any point you begin to feel faint, dizzy or have physical discomfort, you should stop immediately. Information is for educational purposes only.

Exercise
July 26th at 6:00 pm

This six-part series addresses the specific needs of individuals diagnosed with cancer as they build strength and flexibility, reduce cancer related fatigue, increase bone density, and reduce the effects of neuropathy and lymphedema. The yoga4cancer program was developed by Tari Prinster and is based upon yoga for cancer research. Presenters: Angie Giallourakis, PhD, M.Ed., Certified Yoga4Cancer Teacher, Co-Founder, Steven G. Cancer Foundation & Elephants and Tea

Exercise

Mondays, 11:00-11:45am

Low intensity Zumba. Move at your own pace while dancing to Latin rhythms.
Zumba Gold® takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active, older participant, as well as those just starting their journey to a fit and healthy lifestyle.