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, water-therapy and 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 Above + Beyond Cancer. For more information, contact Renee at 515-512-9225 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Medical referrals can be faxed to 515-512-9186.
Total Training Fitness: Small Group Personal Training for Survivors
Thursdays 5:15 – 6:15 PM at the Wellmark YMCA
Fridays 11:45 am – 12:45 PM at Wellmark YMCA
Cardio + Weight Resistance + Balance + Yoga + Goal Setting + Individualized Training
Space is limited so contact email@example.com to sign up today! Registration required.
Mondays 4:45 – 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 – 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.
Sundays 2:30-3:45 pm at the Wellmark YMCA, for survivors and caregivers Postponed for Summer
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
Aquatics to Restore Health
Mondays and Fridays 11:30-12:15 in the pool at the South Suburban YMCA, for survivors
Mondays and Fridays 1:00-2:00 in the pool at the Waukee YMCA, for survivors
Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-2:00 pm in the pool at the Indianola YMCA, for survivors
Build: Strength + Balance + Flexibility
Recover: Stamina + Energy
Survivor Recovery and Beyond
Tuesdays and Thursdays 11:00-11:50 am at the Wellmark YMCA, for survivors
Build: Strength + Balance + Energy
Manage: Treatment Side Effects
Walk With Ease
Self directed with guidebook and/or group support with a health coach, for survivors. To get started anytime call 515-575-9220.
Increase: Strength + Balance + Walking Pace
Decrease: Pain + Stiffness + Fatigue
Medically-referred members will have access to confidential and personalized support from a Nurse Navigator throughout their time as a member of the YMCA. Nurse 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, durable medical supplies, transportation to and from the YMCA.
+ Weekly opportunities for members to receive 1-on-1 chronic disease management education, free health screenings and free consultations from Nurse Navigator, physical therapists, dietitian, nutrition education, and health coaches.
For more information contact Renee at 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.
To schedule an appointment, contact Mary Van Heukelom at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (515) 669-9879
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