Weekly Movement Programs
9:30 a.m. Tai Chi/Moving Meditation
11 a.m. Gentle Pilates
12 p.m. Yoga for Bone Health
12 p.m. Group Exercise for Survivors
5:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga
5 p.m. Restorative Yoga
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Group Movement: Level 1
10:30 a.m. Hatha Yoga
All classes are 1 hour unless otherwise noted.
No classes on July 4.
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/Moving Meditation
Mondays • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Kristi Niedzwiecki, ACE Certified Fitness Instructor
Center yourself as you become aware of your own energy, while relaxing and strengthening your body without injury or strain. Tai Chi is an ancient form of meditative exercise that helps to harmonize mind and body. A simplified routine is taught with traditional postures and slow soft movements. Register Online
Mondays • 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and, Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
Although Pilates may sound intimidating, this class is not! Gentle Pilates is a safe and effective movement class designed for everyone and specifically for those just beginning or reengaging in exercise after a cancer diagnosis. Pilates is a method of exercise that consists of low-impact strength and endurance movements while emphasizing healthy posture alignment and muscle control. This is a great way to build core strength while improving balance and flexibility. Register Online
Yoga for Bone Health
Mondays • 12 to 1 p.m., Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
In addition to providing stress reduction and a mild workout, yoga can also be an effective treatment for osteoporosis. Research has shown that yoga can prevent or slow the process of bone loss. This class is specifically designed to support bone health. Register Online
Group Movement: Level 2
Tuesdays • 12 to 1 p.m., Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
This class is especially focused on preparing those who had cancer to establish and maintain a regular healthy movement routine as they transition into their own “new normal” life after cancer. This class is a step above in intensity in comparison to the other classes offered at Waterford Place for those who are looking for more of a challenge. Through a mix of exercise, yoga and Pilates, Group Exercise will help participants gain or regain strength, mobility and endurance while releasing endorphins that promote positive mood at a pace that matches this new phase of the cancer journey. Register Online
Tuesdays • 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Mary Keane, RYT200
Achieve a higher state of mindfulness while building strength and balance. This gentle yoga class will help participants managing cancer to tap into their individual mind-body connection to improve overall wellness. Modifications are offered so that everyone can participate safely. Register Online
Wednesdays • 5 to 6 p.m., Chitra Singh, Certified Yoga Instructor
Restorative yoga is a gentle, calming, therapeutic kind of yoga that uses props to support the body for the purpose of cultivating relaxation and balance. Each restorative pose will be held for 5 to 6 minutes to release tension and deepen relaxation. Register Online
Group Movement: Level 1
Thursdays • 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
This gentle exercise class is designed to help participants with cancer feel better physically, mentally and emotionally. Research shows that those who have cancer and engage in physical activity can benefit in many ways which include experiencing a reduction in fatigue, an increase in endurance and a boost in energy levels, which also can improve mood. With the use of bands, light weights and other props, participants can expect to gradually build or rebuild strength and stamina while feeling better as a whole person. Register Online
Thursdays • 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
In this gentle yoga class, attendees will discover how to increase balance and mobility, build strength and stamina and gain greater awareness and connections within their bodies. Through the union of body and breath, participants learn to create balance that can help improve physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health. Modifications are offered so that everyone can participate safely. Register Online
Wellness Pop-Up Class: Pilates for Breast Cancer
Thursdays: January 9 and 23, February 6 and 20 • Noon to 12:30 p.m.
Judy Siek, 500 eCYT and Certified Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor
Pilates is a safe and effective way to help you regain flexibility, power, and endurance while relieving treatment side effects such as lymphedema, fatigue and upper extremity impairment. This class is only available for a limited time. Register Online
By appointment only, provided by Michelle Cordes, MS, RD, LDN, Clinical Dietitian, Rush Copley Medical Center
Nutrition consultations with a registered and licensed clinical dietitian are available for those diagnosed with cancer.
The Healing Kitchen: Crockpot Dishes
Thursday, December 12 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Carly Smitherman, MS, RDN, LDN
Join us for some new warm and delicious crockpot-inspired dishes to get you through those cold winter nights. These are sure to be a hit for busy families! Register Online
The Healing Kitchen, Family-Style: Veggie Snacks
Thursday, January 9 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Carly Smitherman, MS, RDN, LDN
In this small, hands-on demonstration, we will prepare simple veggie-packed snacks suitable for the entire family. Space is limited; please register in advance to ensure your spot. Register Online
The Healing Kitchen: Rainbow Pad Thai and Salad
Thursday, February 13 • 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Carly Smitherman, MS, RDN, LDN
Explore new culinary tastes as we have a night of Thai-inspired cooking. Learn how to prepare a Rainbow Pad Thai and Thai-inspired salad. Audio/visual provided through a grant generously awarded by the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. Register Online
For more information about these programs or to register, please call 331-301-5280.
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