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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com to sign up today! Registration required.
Fridays 8:00 am via zoom open for all click here to join
Mondays 11:15 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 6:50 – 7:45 PM at the MercyOne Health and Fitness Center in Clive, open to survivors and caregivers. Suspended
Improve: Heart + Strength + Endurance
Share: Fun + Smoothies
Come at 5:30 PM to attend the weekly cancer education series, open to all.
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
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, 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (515) 669-9879
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