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 evidence based programs. The programs are led by medical staff and certified instructors, and they include indoor cycling, yoga, small group personal training, individual coaching, walking, and meditation.

All cancer programs and classes are free to YMCA members. Cancer patients and survivors may receive  a 12-week YMCA scholarship or MercyOne Health and Fitness Scholarship after a Doctor referral.  For more information, call 515-669-9879 or email mary@aboveandbeyondcancer.org. Medical referrals can be faxed to 515-635-1286

Total Training Fitness: Small Group Personal Training for Survivors

Tuesdays 12:00-1:00 PM at MercyOne Health and Fitness Suspended

Thursdays 5:15 – 6:15 PM at the Wellmark YMCA Suspended

Fridays 11:45 am – 12:45 PM at the Wellmark YMCA Suspended

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

Class is now offered virtually. Contact mary@aboveandbeyondcancer.org  to sign up today! Registration required.

Mindfulness Cafe

Fridays 8:00 am via zoom open for all click here to join

Cultivate: Emotional + Physical + Spiritual Health + Patience

Reduce: Stress + Anxiety + Pain

Indoor Cycling led by Dr. Dick Deming

Wednesdays 6:45 – 7:30 PM at the MercyOne Health and Fitness Center in Clive, open to survivors and caregivers.

Improve: Heart + Strength + Endurance

Share: Laughs + Friendship

Come at 5:30 PM to attend the weekly cancer education series, open to all and also available via zoom and on youtube

Healing Yoga

Thursdays Noon via Facebook Live and Youtube

Boost: Immunity + Confidence + Hope + Recovery

Manage: Treatment Side Effects

Urban Pole Walking

Wednesdays 11:30-12:30 pm at Water Works Park, open for all

Enhance: Strength + Balance + Mobility + Endurance

Reduce: Falling + Pain

Walk With Ease

Self directed with guidebook with a health coach, for survivors. To get started anytime call 515-635-1285.  Click Here to learn more.

Increase: Strength + Balance + Walking Pace

Decrease: Pain + Stiffness + Fatigue

Health Navigation

Medically-referred members will have access to confidential and personalized support from a Health Navigator throughout their time as a member of the YMCA. Health navigation services include:

+ an orientation for all medically-referred patients transitioning into the YMCA to connect them with “best fit” programs.

+ help understanding  health information, address mobility concerns, medication management, self-care and self-management of medical conditions, and connecting to resources for emotional support.

+ Weekly opportunities for members to receive 1-on-1 chronic disease management education, free health screenings and free consultations from the Health Navigator, physical therapists, dietitian, nutrition education, and health coaches.

For more information call 515-512-9225


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.  Appointments can be done virtual, at home visit, or in a facility.

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


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