Get Active with Tucson Cancer Conquerors
We offer many ways to Get Active - there's bound to be one just right for you!*
Join a Get Fit exercise class
Our Get Fit exercise classes are led by certified personal trainers and held in the beautiful outdoor setting of Brandi Fenton Park. Each exercise session is suitable for all fitness levels and curated to address considerations unique to cancer survivors, providing modifications to accommodate physical concerns. With an emphasis on flexibility, mobility, balance, and weight-bearing exercises, our goal is to improve muscle and bone strength made vulnerable by cancer treatment. We also lead a Saturday Morning Walking Group along the river path. Physical activity relieves stress, fights fatigue, improves sleep, and strengthens the immune system. Everyone benefits from exercise– especially during cancer treatment.
Experience mindfulness and the art of walking
Mindfulness is the focus of one’s energy and attention on life’s present experience with a sense of peace and gratitude. Instead of replaying yesterday’s difficulties or worrying about tomorrow’s challenges, mindfulness appreciates the gift that is today. Our Meditative Walks use visual imagery, word affirmations, and awareness of the five senses to focus on the present moment and inspire a positive, healthy approach to daily living.
Help us grow our organic garden
Recognizing the powerful health benefits of good nutrition, the Tucson Cancer Conquerors plant, tend and harvest our very own organic garden. In addition to nourishing our bodies with healthy food, the physical act of gardening together is proven to reduce stress, strengthen the heart and hands, regulate the immune system and promote a sense of well-being. In partnership with a local Chef, farm-to-table garden demos then magically transform the food we grow into something delicious.
Explore local trails on a hike
We are fortunate to live in a city surrounded by mountains, canyons and deserts that are easily accessible by trails, trails and more trails! On the second Sunday of each month from September through April we take a hike to enjoy the scenery, spend some quality time together and, of course, to get some exercise! We keep it local by meeting at a trailhead in the Tucson metropolitan area, then spend two to three hours exploring a trail or a canyon, and enjoying the mountain and city views. Check the TCC Calendar for information about our next Second Sunday hike.
*Please consult your physician before starting any exercise program. Participation in Tucson Cancer Conquerors fitness activities is for persons age 18 and older.