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Wellness Programs

Weekly Movement Programs

9:30 a.m.-Tai Chi
11 a.m.-Gentle Pilates
No class 7/3 or 9/4.

9:30 a.m.-Walking Group
5:30 p.m.-Gentle Yoga
No class on 7/4.

5 p.m.-Restorative Yoga
6:30 p.m.-Yoga Para El Cuidado del Cancer

9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.-Gentle Exercise
10:30 a.m.-Gentle Yoga

All classes are 1 hour unless otherwise noted.


Wellness is a core part of our Waterford Place programming. Nutrition, movement and yoga help to build strong bodies to aid in the recovery during and following treatment. Our programs emphasize a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and plant-based nutrition.

No experience is necessary and all materials are provided.  Caregivers are welcome to attend with the person who has been diagnosed.

Tai Chi

Mondays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Led by Kristi Niedzwiecki, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor
Tai Chi is an ancient form of meditative movement and exercise that promotes harmony of mind and body while increasing control and balance.

Gentle Pilates

Mondays • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Led by Judy Siek, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor
Pilates is a low-impact exercise that consists of a series of exercises that develop the body’s strength, flexibility and control.

Walking Group

Tuesdays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Last group date will be August 8.)
Led by Stephanie Cuevas
Exercise is always more fun with a friend! Walking lightens mood, strengthens muscles and can improve circulation and sleep quality. Enjoy some entertaining conversation and scenery while giving your energy a boost in our walking group. Each walker will receive a complementary pedometer.

Gentle Yoga

Tuesdays • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Thursdays • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Led by Mary Keane, eRYT200 and Judy Siek, Certified, Yoga and Pilates Instructor
Attendees will learn to increase balance, mobility, strength and stamina to gain greater awareness and connection in their bodies. Modifications are offered so that everyone can safely participate.

Restorative Yoga

Wednesdays • 5 to 6 p.m.
Led by Judy Siek, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor
Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming and therapeutic kind of yoga that uses props to support the body for relaxation and balance.

Gentle Exercise

Thursdays • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
Led by Judy Siek, Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor
This exercise class is designed to help those who are in active treatment and those who have recently transitioned out of treatment in engaging in safe and healthy movement as well as gentle strength building.

The Core and the Pelvic Floor

Tuesday, September 5 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Led by Rita Meier, MSEd, RYT-500
A strong core and pelvic floor are important to support internal organs and for proper control of the bladder. Attend this interactive and informational presentation led by pelvic floor expert, Rita Meier. In the Fall, Rita will offer a more extensive pelvic floor workshop. Attending this presentation is
encouraged but not required in order to register for the Pelvic Floor Workshop in October.

This presentation is designed specifically for women only.

Nutrition Consultations

By appointment only. Wednesdays and Thursdays, June 7 & 15, July 20, August 2 & 17 and September 6 & 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.,
Provided by Michelle Cordes, MS, RD, LDN, Rush Copley Medical Center
Nutrition consultations with a registered and licensed clinical dietitian are available for those diagnosed with cancer.

The Healing Kitchen

Presented by Christy Kabbani, Professional Chef and Licensed Food Handler, World Fusion Cuisine
Taste new foods and try different recipes in a friendly atmosphere. Nutrition is an important component of care both during and post treatment. Food preparation and nutrition topics will be explored as the dish is made and sampled. Recipes may contain common food allergens.
Thursday, July 13, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • Top Your Toast
Thursday, August 10, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • Using What You Have
Thursday, September 14, 6:30 to 8 p.m. • Flavor Your Food, Naturally!

Pelvic Floor Workshop – A Must for Every Woman

Tuesday, October 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Led by Rita Meier, MSEd, RYT-500
Learn how to employ safe exercises and techniques that will help develop awareness of and strengthen the pelvic floor. This candid, educational and experiential program has been proven effective in dramatically improving quality of life for those experiencing related issues. *This is a two-part series and is designed specifically for women only. Attendance to both sessions is
highly recommended.

For more information about these programs or to register, please call 331-301-5280.

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