A Mind, Body, Spirit Cancer Survivorship Program Open to All

The Above+Beyond Cancer Optimal Living program is open weekly to cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone who has been touched by cancer.

Patients and physicians know that strengthening one’s mind, body and spirit plays an essential role in cancer treatment. Our survivorship program offers a wide variety of programs led by certified instructors, ranging from indoor cycling, yoga, small group personal training and our signature mindful meditation.

All cancer programs and classes are free to YMCA members. Cancer patients and survivors may sign up for a 12-week YMCA scholarship at either the Wellmark YMCA in downtown Des Moines, or through A+BC. For more information contact call Renee at 515-512-9225 or email renee.allard@my-chp.com

Total Training Fitness: Small Group Personal Training for Survivors

Thursdays 5:15 ‚Äď 6:15 PM at the Wellmark YMCA

Fridays¬†11:45 am ‚Äď 12:45 PM at Wellmark YMCA

Cardio + Weight Resistance + Balance + Yoga + Goal Setting + Individualized Training

Space is limited so contact renee.allard@my-chp.com  to sign up today!

Mindful Meditation

Mondays 4:45 ‚Äď 5:20 PM at the Wellmark YMCA open for all members

Cultivate: Emotional + Physical + Spiritual Health + Patience

Reduce: Stress + Anxiety + Pain

Indoor Cycling led by Dr. Dick Deming

Wednesdays 6:50 ‚Äď 7:45 PM at the Mercy¬†Health¬†and Fitness Center in Clive, open to survivors and caregivers.

Improve: Heart + Strength + Endurance

Share: Fun + Smoothies

Come at 5:30 PM to attend the weekly cancer education series, open to all.

Healing Yoga

Sundays 2:30-3:45 pm at the Wellmark YMCA, for survivors and caregivers

Boost: Immunity + Confidence + Hope + Recovery

Manage: Treatment Side Effects

Tai Chi for Fall Prevention

Mondays 1:15- 2:15 pm at the Walnut Creek YMCA, for survivors

Increase: Strength + Balance

Reduce: Fear + Falling

Ai Chi to Move Better

Wednesdays 12-12:45 pm in the pool at South Suburban YMCA, for survivors

Enhance: Deep Breathing + Balance

Decrease: Pain + Stiffness + Anxiety

Aqua Cancer Survivorship

Mondays 1:30-2:15 and Fridays 12-1:00 in the pool at the Waukee YMCA, for survivors

Build: Strength + Balance + Flexibility

Recover: Stamina + Energy

Individualized Wellness Coaching

Meet with a Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer to¬†set fitness and nutrition goals. A fitness plan will be designed to meet individuals’ needs.

To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Van Heukelom at mary@aboveandbeyondcancer.org or call (515) 669-9879


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