Recreational Exercise Programs

Recreational and Sports Programs (Ontario, only)
Program NameCancer SiteBrief Description Location (City) URL or Telephone Number
Hope HouseAll typesCertified professionals volunteer their time to provide services that promote health & wellbeing. Programs include yoga, meditation, walking, Picking Up the Pieces post-cancer group, 1:1 modalities such as reflexology, Reiki, healing touch, etc.Aurora & Richmond Hill
Restorative Yoga (Home Studio) by Kathleen GordenAll typesIn her home studio, Kathleen Gorden instructs Restorative yoga as a healing and gentle form of exercise. Private classes offered.Brantford 
Evergreen Yoga- Yoga for Cancer WarriorsAll typesYoga for Cancer Warriors is for those newly diagnosed, in treatment, post treatment, gathering strength, thriving or for those loved ones supporting a Warrior. The sessions are held on a one-on-one basis either in our peaceful Caledon studio or in the comfort and convenience of the client’s home. They are tailored to the individual’s needs, objectives and goals.Caledon 
Living Yoga & HealthAll typesQualified instructors offer classes for prenatal, toddlers, children, teens, adults, and those over 50. Programs offered include gentle yoga, restorative yoga, therapeutic yoga, yoga meditation, and many more.Guelph 
Breath Rejuvenation StudioAll typesBreathe Rejuvenation Studio is downtown Guelph’s natural organic aesthetic spa and yoga studio for both men and women. Breath is ecologically aware, combining organic ingredients, and local and fair-trade practices into a professional variety of quality wellness services.Guelph 
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Aqua Motion, YMCA HamiltonBreastSpecifically designed for women who have had breast cancer at any time in their lives. Gentle exercises that use buoyancy and resistance training to improve range of motion, endurance and reduce Lymphoedema.Hamilton 
Pilates Beyond Breast Cacner, YMCA HamiltonBreastPilates Beyond Breast Cancer is designed to build stamina, improve posture, increase shoulder range of motion, regain function and release neck tension with the help of a certified Pilates instructor. Hamilton
Knot A BreastAll typesDragon BoatHamilton
Wellwood Hamilton (Juravinski House)- Qi GongAll typesNo previous experience is necessary to begin this program. Comfortable clothing is recommended. Tai Chi movements are very graceful and flow “like water and clouds.” Its many health benefits include building strength in joints and balancing the body.Hamilton 
Into the Flow Yoga and WellnessAll typesA specialized yoga methodology that is tailored to address the specific physical and emotional needs left by cancer & its treatments. Community classes are free at the YMCA.Kingston 
Breast Cancer Action Kingston (BCAK) – Lymphatic YogaBreastAll classes are held in the fitness room at BCAK and are open to breast cancer patients with a current paid up BCAK membership. All participants require the approval of their physician to participate. Kingston 
Breast Cancer Action Kingston – Urban PolingBreastAll classes are held in the fitness room at BCAK and are open to breast cancer patients with a current paid up BCAK membership. All participants require the approval of their physician to participate. Kingston
Rowbust Dragon BoatBreastDragon BoatLondon
After Breast Cancer Diagnosis AquafitAll typesRelax with focused breathing while increasing strength and range of motion * gentle movement in the water will assist in circulation to reduce lymphatic swelling * held in the warm water therapeutic pool.Mississauga
Aquafitness Healing Waters, François Dupuis Recreation CentreAll typesPost-rehabilitation program in the water provides support and relieves weight-bearing pressure on joints. May improve functional mobility for persons who have experienced prolonged joint immobilization due to chronic or acute health conditions.Orleans, Ottawa
Hearth Place Cancer Support CenterAll typesProviding community support for people diagnosed with cancer and their families through individual and group support, information, a resource centre, wellness programs and an ongoing lecture and discussion series.  Several wellness programs offered free of charge. A doctor’s note is required.Oshawa 
Aquafitness for Cancer Survivors, Dovercourt RecreationAll typesSupervised program geared toward those newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, or in recovery. Ottawa 
Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre – Gentle YogaAll typesSupervised program open to people at any stage of the cancer journey; from diagnosis to treatment to those post treatment, caregivers, and staff at the OICC. $12 +HST/class or $86.40 + HST for 8 classes.Ottawa 
Breast Cancer Action OttawaAll typesThe emphasis is on getting fit, doing activities safely especially in view of the surgeries we have undergone for our breast cancers, and having FUN. We offer yoga, stretch and strength (which aims to be about half aerobics and half stretching and resistance training, belly dancing, Tai Chi, and now pole walking as an intermittent offering.Ottawa 
Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre- Yoga ThriveAll typesSupport and rehabilitation to patients and their families during treatments and follow-up. The team includes: social workers, dietitians, physiotherapists, speech and language pathologists, psychologists and psychiatrists. Covered by OHIP.Ottawa 
Surround Circle Yoga- Restorative Yoga All typesRestorative Yoga offers tremendous tension release and deep physical, emotional and mental rest for those struggling with everyday stress and fatigue, limited mobility, or living with chronic conditions. 12-week series $210 or drop in $20.Ottawa 
Make Waves – Aquafit, offered at the Ray Friel Centre and the Orleans Recreation ComplexAll typesNo description available, please call for information and location. Ottawa For details and location confirmation, call: Ray Friel Centre – 613-830-2747. Orleans Recreation Complex – 613-824-0819
AquaCanAll typesSupervised, 45 minute, seasonal classes. Classes run twice a week, members and non-members welcome.Ottawa For details, call (613)798-9818
Yoga Therapeutics – Yoga for Lymphatic HealthAll typesWe will explore how yoga breath; specific yoga postures and relaxation can aid in the irrigation of lymph throughout the body. You will learn the role the skin plays and how to stimulate lymphatic flow via the skin.Peterborough 
Taoist Tai Chi Society – Health Recovery ClassesAll typesOngoing supervised classes and programs. Participants are encouraged to come to as many classes as they would like. Sault Ste. MarieAbout: ; To register:
Cancer Support and Resource Program – Tai Chi ClassesAll typesSupport group for women with any type of cancer and their caregivers if they wish to bring them. Open to all women dealing with ANY type of cancer or long-term effects of treatment, as well as survivors. Facilitated by a peer support volunteer with training in peer support and group facilitation.Simcoe 
Yoga and Wellness For Life – Yoga Therapy All typesYoga therapy applies the entire science of yoga to effect health and healing on an individual basis. Services are offered by Certified Yoga Therapists. After an initial intake consultation, you will customize a program that combines at-home work with one-on-one, in-person appointments. Initial consultation $110 and $60 per yoga therapy session (60 minutes).Smith Falls 
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Fitzone Plus- Pilates with SamanthaAll typesPersonal Pilates program supervised by Samantha in a group setting or home-based setting.Toronto
ELLICSR- Taoist Tai Chi ArtsAll typesThis class includes gentle movement, breathing exercises and meditation. Classes are held once a month and registration is required.Toronto 
Healthy Steps ELLICSRAll typesFun stretches and dance moves set to music in a healing exercise program designed to help you thrive. Registration required. Toronto 
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Pilates with Samantha at Fitzone-PlusAll typesShe provides a pilates-based exercise program designed to help with the following: restore range of motion in the affected arm, increase overall strength and flexibility, improve posture and alignment, restore breathing and lung capacity, enhance self image and well being.Toronto
Running Room Survivor Training Programs- Walk/RunAll typesFREE training programs are 10 weeks in duration and are open to walkers and runners who are breast cancer survivors. The 10 week “For Women Only” Learn to Run training program is structured entirely around women’s needs and will give participants a chance to network with other women who have faced similar challenges with their health.Various 
HopeSpring Cancer Support CentreAll typesThese supervised programs teach proven techniques that reduce feelings of stress, calm emotions, and help you feel more in control of your experience, and how you think and feel.Waterloo, Kitchener and Cambridge
YogaBlissAll typesAll classes offer a compassionate yoga style that invite you to create the practice that is appropriate for your body and your energy level in each moment. The YogaBliss studio provides a sanctuary to wander through the yogic journey uncovering the layers that bring inner peace and contentment.Whitby 
Windsor Hospice Wellness Programs- Tai ChiAll typesThis program consists of a simplified form of tai chi with emphasis on slow turning and stretching along with a form of Qi Gong known as Ba Da Jin. This is a great way to relax and improve your health.Windsor