NOTE: The Surviving to Thriving Program is postponed while social distancing measures are in place. The program will resume once pandemic measures have been lifted and it is safe to meet again.
Surviving to Thriving is a FREE exercise program for Cancer Survivors.
The program includes a twice weekly exercise routine and a weekly education session.The exercise component offers fun, light to moderate exercise guided by a Certified Exercise Physiologist. The mission of the program is to help motivate and modify the exercise habits of cancer survivors on or off treatment.
Exercise has been shown to be safe and beneficial at all stages of the cancer journey. Physical activity can reduce stress, fatigue and anxiety and improve sleep, functionality and treatment completion rates.
The Surviving to Thriving exercise sessions are offered Mondays and Wednesdays from 10:45am to 11:45am. The education component takes place on Mondays from 11:45am to 12:30pm.
The program is held at the Alpine Health Club 5202 - 2 Avenue, Edson (same building as Alpine Realty).
For more information or to register call Meika at the EDSON MRPCN Office at 780-723-2131. Caregivers of the patients attending are also welcome.Program Testimonial:
I joined this program towards the end of my
cancer treatments this past fall. The program has empowered me to regain a
sense of control over my body. It has given me hope that exercise is something
I can control. The information shared in the educational section has also
mentally enabled me to make informed decisions regarding a healthy lifestyle. I
was pretty healthy prior to cancer but being a 2x survivor has taken its toll
both physically, emotionally and financially. This program provides hope for a
better future, not only for me but so I don’t need to be a burden to the health
system. The participants and instructors are excellent in their knowledge of
how the body works. I would not go to the gym as I don’t believe I would get
the individual attention needed for my condition.