Movement and Fitness Therapies
Many cancer treatment plans include fitness therapies such as stretching movements, yoga and exercise. Fitness therapies can be helpful to decrease the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, while enhancing wound healing and lowering blood pressure, fatigue, nausea, pain, stress, anxiety and depression. Wellness Place fitness therapies are available to all who are experiencing cancer, including family and caregivers.
Movement and fitness participants are asked to bring a doctor's note or approval with a signed release prior to the first session. The majority of our therapies are provided by professionals who generously donate their services to help participants at Wellness Place. We are grateful for their contribution of time and talent.
Keep it Movin'
This 60 minute program is open to cancer survivors who desire a light aerobic workout.
Prostate Cancer Fitness
This exercise program is conducted by professional fitness trainer Meggie Kozmiuk www.mptraining.net. Exercises are designed for prostate cancer survivors’ specific needs such as osteoporosis, muscle weakness, bone loss and weight gain.
Qi Gong/Tai Chi
This class uses a Qi Gong form involving the circulation of "Chi" or energy, coordinated with body, mind and breath. Qi Gong serves as a warm up transitioning to Tai Chi, a therapeutic art using gentle flowing movements to reduce the stress of today's busy lifestyle. Tai chi is ofter described as "meditation in motion" promoting serenity through gentle movements connecting the body, mind and spirit.
Yoga enhances well-being by stimulating body metabolism, releasing tension and promoting flexibility, balance and strength.
Yoga for Kids and Teens
Practical techniques that help foster a mind-body connection, including positive affirmations, physical disciplines and calming strategies that increase inner calm and focus. Young people will play games, listen to stories and tap into their own true strength.