Courage in Motion is designed to be a pathway to hope and health for people who are currently undergoing cancer treatment or have gone through treatment in the past year. The patient’s caregiver is also eligible. There is no charge for this program. The program begins with a 6-week course at Mary Greeley Medical Center. Participants can then choose to continue with a 12-week program at Ames Racquet and Fitness Club (AFRC).
The 6-week program at Mary Greeley includes three components: exercise classes, water classes and a support group. The exercises classes are led by an exercise physiologist with Mary Greeley’s Rehab & Wellness Department.
The 12-week program allows participants to use Ames Racquet and Fitness facilities while enrolled in Courage in Motion. Participants are offered a rotating schedule of exercise classes led a certified personal trainer. The classes are also provide an opportunity for participants to connect and share their experiences with each other. To get started with the program, join us at one of the weekly sessions with a completed Medical Clearance Form. Participants must have all paperwork completed prior to starting the program. Standard fitness attire is suggested. To register or for more information, contact the Cancer Resource Center, 515-956-6440 or 866-972-5477.
6-week program at Mary Greeley:
- Exercise class, Tuesdays at 4 p.m., 6th floor of the medical center’s south tower. (Participants will meet at 3:45 p.m. in Mary Greeley's main lobby.)
- Water class, Fridays at 2 p.m., in the Rehab & Wellness therapy pool in the lower level of the Medical Arts Building.
- Support group, Tuesdays at 5 p.m.
- Thursdays, 1 p.m., Ames Racquet and Fitness North AFRC, 2622 Stange Rd., Suite 101, Ames, IA.