Fitter Image Exercise Program
Cancer Classes & Support Group Update
In a preventative effort to protect our patients and help reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Hoag has transitioned its support groups and limited cancer classes to a virtual online experience. Please visit our community education page to register for a support group or class. At this time, all other classes and workshops are canceled.
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Fitter Image Exercise Program
Hoag’s Fitter Image program offers a variety of physical activities that are designed to be safe and appropriate for individuals currently being treated for cancer or who have completed treatment, and are provided in a non-competitive and supportive environment.
Classes are designed to promote a sense of well-being and are tailored to each participant’s ability. For more information, please call 949-536-7332, or view our monthly calendars for Irvine and Newport Beach for complete class listings with specific dates, location and times.
Cancer Exercise Class – Prehab & Risk Reduction for Cancer Patients
Join in on an exercise class designed to optimize your health prior to treatment, and for patients post-treatment to maintain good health and reduce the risk of recurrence. This is a quarterly class series. Learn More.
Registration required. Please call 949-7-CANCER (722-6237).
Energizing Cardio and Toning Mix
Combination intervals of aerobic movement with intervals of toning exercises. Incorporates varied disciplines such as ballet, salsa, kickboxing, aerobics and stretching. Intermediate to advanced fitness levels. Mondays from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at the Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center Auditorium.
Gentle Yoga for Cancer Care (Women’s Group)
A gentle, restorative yoga and meditation practice utilizing sound healing and Tibetan singing bowls to aid in relaxation. Good for all levels of ability and is appropriate during cancer treatment. Mondays from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at the Hoag Irvine Cancer Center (2nd floor, “Canyon/Creek” room).
Pilates Mat Class
Enjoy strengthening, lengthening and tightening benefits with an emphasis on the core, hips and thighs. Foam roller and mat required. Intermediate to advanced fitness levels. Held Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center Auditorium.
Conscious body and mind relaxation with gentle, supported stretching. Good for all levels of ability and is appropriate during cancer treatment. Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30 p.m. at the Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center Auditorium and Wednesdays from 12-1 p.m. at the Hoag Irvine Cancer Center (2nd floor, “Canyon/Creek” room).
Soothing Pilates and Yoga Fusion
Soothing and relaxing class that combines toning Pilates exercises with relaxing yoga movements. Improves flexibility, strength, balance and coordination. Intermediate caitto advanced fitness levels. Mondays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. at the Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center Auditorium and Mondays from 10-11 a.m. at the Hoag Irvine Cancer Center (2nd floor, “Canyon/Creek” room).
Progressive movement into yoga postures seated in chairs, standing up and lying down on the floor. Focus on breathing throughout with frequent rest periods for assessment and transitions. Gentle enough for those in active treatment. Held Wednesdays from 3-4 p.m. at Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center Auditorium.
Yoga for Health and Well-Being
Students learn a variety of yoga techniques to adapt to work well with the needs and abilities of their bodies. This is a good basics class for new yoga practitioners with opportunities for experienced students to practice more advanced yoga poses. This class promotes movement and flexibility. May be too vigorous for people in active treatment. Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. at the Hoag Newport Beach Cancer Center Auditorium.
Prehab & Risk Reduction for Cancer Patients - Milka Gronlund