Working Out to Increase Strength & Endurance
W.I.S.E. 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.
To provide a supportive environment in which cancer patients and survivors in all phases of treatment and recovery work to improve their functional capacity and quality of life through physical activity and multi-disciplinary educational programs.
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
You must obtain physician approval before beginning the program. Each class is one calendar month, and program registration is required each month. The W.I.S.E. program is free for Y members. If you are not a Y member, the program fee is $75 per month.
Please note: W.I.S.E. classes on Monday and Wednesday evenings (6:00-7:30 pm) will not be held from May 1 through August 17. These Monday and Wednesday evening classes will resume on Monday, August 22.
"Following completion of four 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."
"Participating in this program has not only helped me develop physically, but it has also been a great boost to my feeling of well-being."
Questions & Registration:
Healthy Hearts & Active Lives Director