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W.I.S.E. WORKING OUT TO INCREASE STRENGTH & ENDURANCE

The W.I.S.E. program is an exercise program designed specifically for individuals who are either currently undergoing treatment for a cancer related illness or those who have completed their therapy. This program is open to all cancer patients/ survivors, regardless of cancer type, stage, current treatment status, or time since diagnosis and treatment.

MISSION

To provide a supportive environment in which cancer patients and survivors n all phases of treatment and recovery work to improve their functional capacity and quality of life through physical activity and multidisciplinary educational programs.

GOALS

Improve physical and psychological function within the limitations imposed by the disease or treatment via a low-cost, community-based, integrated cancer rehabilitation program.

 

  • improve aerobic capacity
  • improve functional strength
  • increase range of motion and flexibility
  • decrease fatigue associated with the disease and therapy
  • improve quality of life

W.I.S.E. Includes:

1. Group flexibility exercises

2. Aerobic training: activities that utilize large muscle masses in a rhythmic fashion will be emphasized

3. Strength training: resistance exercise routine to improve strength & general function

4. Alternative exercise activities: water aerobics and stability and balance class

What Participants are  Saying...

"Following completion of 4 weeks of the program, I feel I have increased my strength and stamina, as well as improved on the amount of time I am able to exercise."

 

"The W.I.S.E. Program has kept me going through my chemotherapy and radiation treatments -- nothing else has felt so good! It has also helped me recover from one surgery and prepare for the next one. Thanks!"

 

"Participating in this program has not only helped me develop physically, but it has been a great boost to my feeling of well-being."

Class Options:

Approval from your physician is required to start the program.

Program registration is required each month. The cost in included in your membership or it is $75 for non-members.

 

M/W     6:30 - 7:30 pm        T/Th  7:30 - 9:30 am

M/W/F  8:30 - 10:00 am       Sat    8:00 - 9:00 am

M/W/F  10:15 - 11:15 am

 

Questions? Contact Healthy Hearts & Actives Lives Program Director, Margie Kobow, (812) 961-2175 or mkobow@monroecountyymca.org