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The Re-start of re-Energize!

Posted on June 27th, 2011

by Gail Hamm, program director

re-Energize facilitator Courtney Berger leads CSNI clients through a gently work out routine

Next week, Tuesday and Thursday, July 5 & 7, marks the re-start of re-Energize! Cancer Services has been fortunate for part of this past year to have had a student intern/exercise science major from Huntington University. Courtney Berger developed and facilitated re-Energize! for clients and their families. During her senior year, her class schedule made it difficult for Courtney to continue this program. Now that she has graduated, Courtney is back!

Courtney is excited about seeing her former group members and looks forward to meeting new members. The re-Energize! Program is for those clients (and their families) who need to be up and moving their muscles, but who are not looking for an intensive workout. The sessions are structured in a way that allows for differences in ability, strength and endurance. No matter what your ability, you will be able to benefit from the exercises.

Come join Courtney at 5:30pm, July 5 & 7 and every Tuesday and Thursday at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana,6316 Mutual Drive,Fort Wayne,IN46825. You’ll be glad you did!

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A Match Made in Fitness

Posted on May 24th, 2011

This spring, Courtney Berger, a Huntington University student, interned for our organizations. Here is her story:

As a Fort Wayne native, Courtney grew to love exercise and personal training and put this passion into practice by working at a local gym as a personal trainer for a few years prior to her studies at Huntington University. During her time at HU, Courtney’s love for exercise and training others continued to grow and when an opportunity came up with a new spin on traditional personal training, she jumped all over it. (Read more HERE)

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Important Dates in April

Posted on March 28th, 2011

April will be a busy month, so make sure these dates are on your calendar:

  • Spirituality & End-of-Life Care, a free program for professionals, co-sponsored by Cancer Services & Dignity Memorial is April 13. Reservations by April 8. Brochure can be found at: www-cancer-services.org
  • Join us Tuesday, April 19 at 6PM for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma by Dr David Zimmerman. This free program and complimentary dinner requires reservations by Thursday April 15. Call 260-484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560. Co-sponsored by Cancer Services and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
  • Tai Chi …this slow, relaxing exercise form will help you de-stress. Even those who are only able to exercise from a seated position will find success. Meets Wednesday, March 23, 5:30-6:30PM. (No class: March 30 & April 6). Class resumes Wednesday, April 13 and continues through the end of April.
  • re-Energize! Each Tuesday & Thursday from 6-7PM. Instructor Courtney’s enthusiasm is contagious. She will lead you in a fun exercise experience, no matter what your ability level.

Don’t forget that free half hour massages are available for clients and caregivers. Call Cancer Services at 260-484-9560 or toll free 866-484-9560 for your appointment.

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Re-Energize, a Program of Light Exercise

Posted on September 1st, 2010

Join us for Re-energize, a fitness class specifically designed for individuals currently in treatment or post-treatment. Studies have shown that exercise improves quality of life and eases some cancer-related fatigue. The goal is not for participants to gain muscle or to lose weight, but rather to build a stronger, healthier mind and body. Individuals with any level of exercise experience are welcome and will find that this program is not an intense workout but a time to join others and be physically active. Participants are able to stop if they feel fatigued and resume when they are ready. Each session will end in a cool down and finish with relaxing breathing techniques. Family members are welcome!
Classes will be taught by Zac Zimmerman of Catalyst Fitness and will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7 PM, September through November. Call (260) 484-9560 for more information.

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