Strong Survivors

Live Strong with Cancer

Strong Survivors is A free, 12 week program to help cancer patients and survivors develop an exercise routine and make good, proactive choices about nutrition.

Strong Survivors has 4 Main Goals:

  1. Help you learn good nutrition and physical activity
  2. Regular exercise under the supervision of a Cancer Exercise Specialist
  3. Improve your quality of life as a cancer survivor
  4. Have fun

Free 12 Week Program; 2 Sessions/Week

Session 1: 30-40 minutes of instruction about basic nutrition and physical activity for cancer survivors, plus 50-60 minutes of exercise under the supervision of a Cancer Exercise Specialist. You will be given an exercise prescription prior to each session that takes into account your current level of fitness, treatment issues, and any non-cancer related issues you may have. Exercises will include low to moderate intensity resistance, balance, flexibility and aerobic training.

Session 2: 60 minutes of low to moderate intensity resistance, balance, flexibility and aerobic exercise under the supervision of a Cancer Exercise Specialist.

Who is Eligible?

Any person who has experienced cancer. You can enter the program at any point following diagnosis and one “caregiver” can participate with you.

Location:

John A Logan College
Community Health Education Complex (CHEC)
Carterville, IL

Three classes are taught each year. Registration is limited.

Contact:

Tonica Anderson, RN
618.457.5200 ext. 67133 tonica.anderson@sih.net

Dr. Phil Anton, Southern Illinois University
618.453.3131 panton@siu.edu