Moving Forward at The Gathering Place West

The recommendation to “exercise 30 minutes or more each day” can seem quite daunting to someone just finishing cancer treatment. Side effects of cancer and cancer treatment can leave individuals feeling physically tired and emotionally drained. The Gathering Place West in Westlake offers a 12-week program called Moving Forward. This program consists of twice weekly resistance exercise training and once a week psychosocial support.

For over five years, The Gathering Place has offered the Moving Forward program to our participants, and many of them continue to meet on a regular basis offering support to their fellow participants while working on achieving that recommended goal of 30 minutes of exercise each day! In addition to Moving Forward, The Gathering Place offers a variety of movement programs including Tai Chi, Yoga, Qigong, Zumba and Healthy Steps.

Moving Forward
Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., and Fridays, 12:30-1:30 p.m., beginning Jan.26                                               
This twelve-week program provides emotional and physical rehabilitation for individuals currently in treatment or have completed treatment in the past year. Interested participants must have written medical authorization from their physician before starting program. Contact Susan Marinac at 216-595-9546 to register.

Exercise Classes                                                    
Mondays, 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m.                                                                          
Participants must have written medical authorization from a physician and must meet with Beth Roth before beginning classes. This program is open for individuals in treatment or coping with the side effects of cancer treatment.

Yoga Classes                                                                
Tuesdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m., and Thursdays, 12:00-1:15 p.m.

Tai Chi Classes                                                                                         
Thursdays, 6:30-7:45 p.m.

For more information or to register for Moving Forward or the exercise classes please contact The Gathering Place at 216-595-9546. Yoga and Tai Chi are drop in classes and do not require advance registration but you must be touched by cancer to participate. The Gathering Place West is located at 800 Sharon Dr. in Westlake.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 5:42 PM, 01.07.2011