What the Pros are Saying.

Stretching Exercises

"I have personally witnessed the devastating effects of cancer on a person's physical and emotional well-being. However, as an instructor of group classes specifically for cancer survivors- containing both fitness guidance and emotional support- I have also seen tremendous growth in these same individuals. I have had the privilege of witnessing increased endurance, strength, flexibility, changed attitudes, more positive outlooks, and ultimately changed lives. I cannot emphasize enough the impact that programs like these can have on a cancer survivor as they fight to figure out their 'new normal'." - Erin, Certified Exercise Physiologist

 

“I have been in the fitness industry for over 10 years. During that time, my mother had colon cancer, a torn rotator cuff and subsequently lung cancer. About 6 years ago I started to volunteer at Hope Lodge to teach Yoga to the patients staying there during their treatment process. I saw firsthand how powerful movement and exercise benefits a person living with cancer. I realized how important it was to physically challenge people to not only their physical body, but to their self-esteem and self-efficacy.” - Abigail, Yoga Instructor and Fitness Specialist

As a lung cancer survivor and a psychotherapist, I can attest to the importance of a regular exercise regime with a trained, supportive leader. It gets you off the sofa and on the road to recovery. It is physically and emotionally empowering.” - Carol, Phase 1 Warrior