Look forward to a wide range of benefits, including improved overall health, when you join the Courage in Motion fitness program.
Courage in Motion
Courage in Motion is designed for people currently receiving cancer treatment and those who received treatment in the past year. A loved one or family caregiver can join at the same time. Exercise may reduce the risk of cancer coming back. Plus, your fitness group offers friendship and support.
There is no charge for this program. Courage in Motion sponsored by Mary Greeley Medical Center and Ames Racquet & Fitness Center (ARFC).
Benefits of Fitness
Regular exercise during and after cancer treatment can help:
- Improve physical abilities
- Improve quality of life
- Increase independence
- Lower the risk of falls by improving balance
- Lower the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis (weak bones)
- Maintain or enhance self-esteem and mental health
- Reduce treatment side effects
What to Expect
When you participate, you receive:
- Six-week session at Mary Greeley
- 12-week membership to ARFC
- Access to exercise classes, including indoor cycling, Pilates, aqua fitness, and yoga, led by a certified instructor
Your six-week Courage in Motion session includes:
- Exercise classes held on the floor of the medical center’s south tower. Meet other participants in the main lobby and wait to be escorted to the class. Your class is taught by an exercise physiologist with Mary Greeley’s Rehab & Wellness Department.
- Water class in the Rehab & Wellness therapy pool in the lower level of the Medical Arts Building. Participants will meet at the Medical Arts Building.
- Support group meetings
Weekly Sessions at ARFC
After your six weeks at Mary Greeley, you have the choice to continue weekly sessions at ARFC. They start with a 15-minute meet and greet then 45 minutes for the exercise class. You can attend as many or as few sessions as you want. Exercise sessions do not require any previous fitness experience and can accommodate various skill levels.