Introducing Exercise For Cancer At Cincinnati Sports Club
Classes For Members and Non-Members
Cincinnati Sports Club introduces another new initiative - Exercise For Cancer - classes designed specifically for those who have been weakened by their cancer treatments. The hour-long classes are open to both members and non-members and will be held each Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2pm in sessions that are eight weeks each. The next session is scheduled to begin January 7, 2020.
The classes will be led by Cincinnati Sports Club Private Trainer and ACE (American Council of Exercise) Cancer Care Specialist Claire Wellington. Wellington was inspired to teach these classes after witnessing firsthand the difference that exercise made in the life of her father after being treated with both chemotherapy and radiation for Stage 4 Lung and Lymph Node Cancer.
Says Wellington, “My dad was given a very grim outlook after being diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. He had 9 weeks of radiation followed by a few weeks of chemotherapy which left him feeling weak, exhausted and not at all himself. My siblings and I decided that we needed to get him out of the house and moving, so we signed him up for the “60 for 60” program at Cincinnati Sports Club. He came to the Club faithfully every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am, and we saw an immediate change in him. He improved his strength and stamina, made a lot of new friends, and his entire mental outlook changed as well. After the initial 60 days in the program had concluded, he decided to enroll as a full member.
He died a few years later, but I am a firm believer that we had an extra 2 years with him due to his regular exercise regime, and am extremely grateful for that time. Exercise not only improves strength and endurance, but it lifts your spirits and builds your self-confidence. For this reason, I decided that I had to be involved in the launch of this exciting, new exercise program in honor of my father, as we are upon the 6th anniversary of his passing. I want to give back to others who have undergone or are undergoing cancer treatments, and show them the difference that consistent exercise can make in their lives.
A typical “Exercise for Cancer” class will include a blood pressure and pulse oximeter test at the onset, followed by a 15-minute warm-up, 20 minutes of strength training and 20 minutes of cardio. Each participant will receive ongoing expertise, guidance and support from Claire Wellington in a structured format along with an exercise band for at-home use, and the accompanying LiveStrong booklet.
The cost for Cincinnati Sports Club members to enroll in the eight-week session is $20.00. Non-members must register to enroll in the “60 for 60” PREP program at a fee of $60.00.