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Cancer Recovery Exercise Program Offered Through Summit Area YMCA


The Summit Area YMCA works to support individuals of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to lead healthy lives. For those recovering from cancer treatment, getting back on track can be difficult. The Berkeley Heights YMCA’s Cancer Recovery Exercise Program helps to revitalize and rebuild a healthier you.  This 6 week program offers a small group setting with exercise programs tailored to your specific needs as well providing a comfortable and supportive environment. Meet new friends and begin the journey to recovery!

Program is taught by Carol Michaels, the founder and creator of Recovery Fitness®, an exercise program designed to help cancer patients recover from surgery and treatments. Carol is a trailblazing figurehead within the health and fitness industry and has been a Cancer Exercise Specialist, Consultant and fitness professional for more than 20 years.

 This class will use exercises that are gentle, fun and effective including rehabilitative stretches and strength training using light weights and tubing. Lymphedema, neuropathy, and osteoporosis issues will be addressed as will posture and balance. Cardio and impact exercise will not be included in this class.

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WHERE:  Berkeley Heights YMCA, 550 Springfield Ave, Berkeley Heights NJ

WHEN:   Mondays, September 18-November 13

TIME:     1:00PM-2:00PM

COST:     Free-Members/$40- Nonmembers

Registration is required.  To sign up, please visit or contact Lisa McQuilkin at (908)464-8373 Ext. 2026 or

As a non-profit, the Summit Area YMCA’s mission is to support families by building a strong community through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Better individuals make for a better community, a better us.

The Summit Area YMCA is one of area’s leading 501c3 organizations. Through the generosity of our members, donors, and partners, our programs and services are open to all regardless of financial circumstance. To strengthen your community and provide others with the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive, make your tax-deductible donation today at

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