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Courage in Motion

A program for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers. Made possible by a partnership with Mary Greeley Medical Center and Ames Racquet and Fitness Center.

Link to the Courage in Motion Brochure: Click here

Summer 2015 Schedule: Click here    

Fall / Winter 2015 Schedule: Click here

What is Courage in Motion? Courage in Motion is your pathway hope and health! Led by Michelle Flattery, cancer survivor, participants have the opportunity to meet on a weekly basis to connect, share stories, and exercise together. Participants will also be given a 12-week fitness membership to Ames Racquet and Fitness Center.

Who is eligible? All cancer patients undergoing treatment or those people who have had treatment within the past year. One support person of the patient is also invited to attend. 


When are the weekly sessions? Sessions are held every Thursday at 1:00 pm at the ARFC North. The type of class will vary from week to week. Click here for detailed calendar. For specific questions on the classes, contact Mistie Miller at


What will we do in the session? The sessions will run between 1 hour to 1.5 hours. The first 15 minutes will be dedicated to a meet and greet, welcoming new people and sharing stories. The next 45 minutes will be dedicated to exercise which will include either Pilates, yoga, aqua fitness or light weight lifting.


Will the exercise be too hard for me? Sessions will be set up so it is welcoming for every fitness level and age. Options will be shown. If you would rather sit out and watch, that is fine too. There is no attendance requirement and no fitness level prerequisite. Standard fitness attire is suggested.


How do I get started? Prior to starting the program, you must get a medical clearance from your doctor. Print off a copy here. (Make sure to scroll down to page 2.) To begin, you must meet with Michelle at any of the weekly sessions to fill out the rest of the paperwork and get details on your membership.  


Questions? Contact Bliss Cancer Resource Center coordinator at 515-956-6410.

Check out a video of two of our past participants!


Sponsored by: Bliss Cancer Center (Mary Greeley Medical Center) and Ames Racquet and Fitness Center.

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