Cancer and Exercise Support Groups & Classes

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Get FIERCE® with Cancer

An active cancer support group with a positive focus on health

FIERCE® is for anyone:

  • Recently diagnosed with cancer
  • Undergoing treatment for cancer
  • Who has completed treatment for cancer
  • Living with cancer

Cost

FREE

No need to be a Raintree Athletic Club member, but great membership benefits are available!

Where

Raintree Athletic Club, 2555 S. Shields, Fort Collins, Enlighten Studio

When

Twice a month, on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, from 6:15-7:45 PM MST

Bring

Sturdy, comfortable walking shoes, loose, comfortable clothing, a towel, & water bottle

Provided

Private entrance and private environment. Antibacterial Wipes and Hand Sanitizer, mats (or bring your own) Support, helpful information, and a great time!

Facilitator

Alene Nitzky, Ph.D., RN, OCN, ACE® Certified Health Coach, ACSM/American Cancer Society Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer, Certified Oncology Nurse

Registration

Call Alene at 970-372-7330. Registration required. If you are in active cancer treatment, you must provide medical clearance from your physician.

FIERCE Cancer Support Group
FIERCE cancer support serves the unique needs of those going through the cancer experience with a positive, active focus on movement with the goal of restoring function and enjoyment of activity. Improve strength, health, & quality of life with independence and confidence. Overcome roadblocks to motivation, confidence, and knowledge about exercise in regard to cancer.

Ninety minute private group session includes warm-up, gentle stretching & resistance exercise, aerobic walking, cool-down, discussion, sharing, learning, and demonstration. Everyone works at their own pace and ability each day, no competition or expectations, only support!

  • Patients like us are comparing ourselves to how we were before and are acutely aware of the price we paid, both physically and emotionally.

    Dr. Susan Love, MD, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book & cancer survivor
    Dr. Susan Love, MD, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Author of Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book & cancer survivor
  • I could not anticipate how completely cancer would take over my life, how my body and psyche would change.

    Tom Brokaw, Author of A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope & cancer survivor
    Tom Brokaw, Author of A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope & cancer survivor
  • We can understand the unsettling power of cancer intellectually, but unless it is eating away at our bodies it is something that happens to someone else.

    Tom Brokaw, Author of A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope & cancer survivor
    Tom Brokaw, Author of A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope & cancer survivor
  • No matter what stage you were diagnosed at or where you are in treatment, figuring out your life post-diagnosis will keep you plenty busy. And there is only one way for you to do it- your way. Don’t allow anyone to tell you anything different.

    Nancy Stordahl, Author, Breast Cancer Survivor
    Nancy Stordahl, Author, Breast Cancer Survivor
  • In the world of exercise, setting the bar low is not a bad concept. To me, it means a change in perspective – setting achievable goals rather than lofty ones.

    Beth Gainer, Blogger/Author, Calling the Shots, & Cancer Survivor
    Beth Gainer, Blogger/Author, Calling the Shots, & Cancer Survivor