LIVING WITH CANCER

For additional information on the RA’s Cancer Wellness Programming, please contact Erin Nelson, RA LifeFIT Coordinator at (613)736-6202 or enelson@racentre.com.


RA Cancer Wellness Programming

In partnership with the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation  Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation


FITNESS MEMBERSHIP

Location - RA Centre, Riverside Drive

Take advantage of this Special Annual Rate to join the RA's LifeFIT Centre
The following special rate is available for those living with cancer (both those diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones)

Full LifeFIT Membership: $299 (plus HST)

FEATURES:

  • No questions asked cancellation policy
    For someone undergoing treatment or post treatment it is hard to know what the future will look like and how they will feel. A no questions asked cancellation policy is in place at any time under this membership plan. ($20 admin fee)
  • Flexible on hold policy
  • Our RA trainers are certified by an industry recognized certification body
  • There is an RA trainer onsite during all hours of operation for advice and supervision
  • Complimentary Consultation
    Just as your cancer treatment plan and experience are unique to you, your wellness plan will also be yours alone. The LifeFIT trainers can help you develop goals that are tailored to your needs, preferences and fitness level. 
  • Full range of cardiovascular and strength training equipment
  • Variety of group fitness classes
    We have established a LifeFIT brand of classes that are included in your fitness membership. These classes have been developed by our team of professionals and are supported by consistent training and the application of the POP principle (Permission, Options and Precautions)

MIND & BODY and SPECIALTY FITNESS PROGRAMS 


StrongWomen

Location - RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

The RA’s StrongWomen Program is a welcoming, progressive program led by trained fitness professionals in an inclusive and social, small group setting. It is designed for women with little or no experience with strength training who are interested in improving health, getting stronger, gaining confidence, and enjoying social connectedness.  Participants enjoy the benefits of exercising with a group of women, not only getting stronger physically, but also benefiting from improved self-esteem and self-efficacy.

FALL 2019 Sessions (12 weeks)

      Instructor
S1 Mon & Wed 8:30am to 9:30am  Kim Boudreau
  Sept 9 to Dec 2  
S2 Tues & Thurs 1:30pm to 2:30pm  Gina Grottoli
   Sept 10 to Nov 28  
S3 Wed & Fri 1:30pm to 2:30pm  Leanne Rouselle
   Sept 11 to Nov 29  
S4 Tues & Thurs 4:30pm to 5:30pm  Dawna Whitehead
  Sept 10 to Nov 28   

FEE: $20/per participant/per session

** Please note: A one-time program scholarship of $100 per participant has been provided through the Ontario Trillium Foundation to reduce participation barriers and support program evaluation. Participants wishing to take additional sessions will be required to pay the full program cost of $120 per subsequent session. 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH 

 

Yoga Thrive

Location: The Ontario Regional Cancer Foundation's Maplesoft Centre, Cancer Survivorship Centre, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

A research-based, therapeutic yoga program for cancer survivors and their support persons. This gentle, 12-week yoga program is based on hatha yoga, but has been modified for cancer survivors; especially those who are experiencing stiffness, pain, stress or fatigue. The program honours each individual body and its current limitations and is open to all cancer survivors (on or off treatment) and their support persons. Class sizes are kept small (15 max.) to ensure individual attention and safety, and no previous yoga experience is necessary. The program is progressive (i.e. each class builds on the previous) and led by a certified instructor trained in the Yoga Thrive program. Each class is 75 minutes.


FALL 2019 Sessions
(12 weeks)

Dates coming soon

FEE: $120/per participant/per session


TrueNTH

Location: The Ontario Regional Cancer Foundation's Maplesoft Centre, Cancer Survivorship Centre, 1500 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa

A research-based, therapeutic fitness program for men who are cancer survivors and their support persons. The program honours each individual body and all fitness levels.


FALL 2019 Sessions
(12 weeks)

Dates coming soon

FEE: $120/per participant/per session


Small Group Training

Location - RA Centre, 2451 Riverside Drive, Ottawa

A general exercise program in the RA’s conditioning centre that involves an aerobic component, resistance training, and flexibility exercises. RA Fitness staff are trained on the specific effects of cancer and its treatments on the exercise response and work closely with individuals to understand diagnosis and health status and assess the individual’s current level of fitness.  Two 60-minute sessions a week for 12 weeks.

FALL 2019 Sessions (12 weeks)

Dates coming soon

FEE: $120/per participant/per session


Nutrition Education and coaching

Location - Provided through Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation Cancer Survivorship dietician  

Please reach out to the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at 613-247-3527 or coaching@ottawacancer.ca.



Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation

Cancer Coaching services offered by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation
Ottawa is home to some incredible cancer wellness resources, including the Cancer Coaching services offered by the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation. Cancer Coaches treat the person with cancer, not the disease. They work with you on whatever is most important to you, things like managing your stress, mood and emotions, telling your loved ones about your diagnosis, preparing for medical appointments, navigating the healthcare system, returning to work after treatment, and finding resources in the community that help you achieve your health and wellness goals. 

Persons living with cancer (both those diagnosed with cancer and their loved ones) are encouraged to reach out to the Cancer Coaches at the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation at 613-247-3527 or coaching@ottawacancer.ca should they wish to meet one-on-one with a coach. Watch a short video at https://youtu.be/0rdR7iQvGJM to learn more about Cancer Coaching and what it has to offer.