Ask any cancer survivor and they will tell you that having cancer is a life altering experience. Many years ago a diagnosis of cancer was felt by most to be a death sentence, but that's not the case any more. Increased technology and exhaustive research have brought about new treatments and a new word in the survivor's vocabulary – hope. Today cancer survivors are the norm rather than the exception and they're learning how to live with a diagnosis of cancer. They are discovering that there is life beyond cancer and it can be very good.
The Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center has created a fitness program for cancer survivors of all ages called the Life Beyond Cancer Fitness Program. This program has been uniquely designed for people who are currently recovering from the effects of their surgery or even from their treatment process. Participants experience increased range of motion, improved posture, increased strength, and often report reduced fatigue and an improved sense of well being. It also provides a welcome opportunity for survivors to regain a measure of control over their lives after having been through the trauma of cancer.
The Life Beyond Cancer Fitness Program is led by our Fitness Coordinator, James Tambasco. Jim has a B.S. degree from Wesley College, is a Certified Personal Trainer, a Certified Arthritis Exercise Program Instructor, and a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist. He has been trained in the cancer process from diagnosis to treatment and designs individualized fitness programs for participants who are in various stages of the disease.
Cecil County residents receive 12 free sessions in the Life Beyond Cancer Fitness Program regardless of age. Adults 55+ are welcome to join the Healthy Lifestyles Fitness Center and pay our low monthly rate. All participants must provide a signed Physicians' Form to attend the class. Please click here for our brochure.