Starting New Wellness Classes

We are excited to present two new wellness classes this Fall.  Registration is now open and you must register to participate because space is limited.  Classes are offered for free to those individuals affected by or diagnosed with cancer, and will be held at the Cancer Resource Center. Call CRC at 607-277-0960 to register.

Unconventional Training and Strengthening Class

Join CRC volunteer and cancer survivor Lee Ginenthal for a gentle training class that increases strength, mobility, flexibility and aerobic capacity at the same time. The method is called “Unconventional Training” and it provides an alternative to traditional barbells and dumbbells. Kettlebells, maces and everyday objects and calisthenics are used instead. This approach was popular among strongmen and women at the beginning of the 20th century and is now making a comeback. The class is accessible for people of all levels of ability and can be done almost anywhere. Classes start the week of Monday, October 7th.  This 6-week class series begins the week of October 7th and has two class times:  12:00 on Mondays (note: class is full; wait list only) and 5:00 on Wednesdays (open).

Lee Ginenthal, a retired teacher who has trained most of his adult life. He is a certified Special Olympics powerlifting coach, and a Level 1 Art of Functional Movement coach. He stays up to date studying with the top practitioners from the US as well as from around the world.

Move Your Qi Class

Qi (pronounced chee) refers to your vital energy or life force. This class uses a combination of practices drawn from ancient Chinese exercises to promote and restore health by moving your qi. You will learn how to focus on the connection of breath, mind and body to relax and energize yourself, open to all levels of ability.  This 6-week class series starts Tuesday, October 8th, from 12:00-12:45.

Instructor Janet Fortess currently teaches Qi Gong and Body Mind classes at Cornell University.  Her background includes Tai Chi and Qi Gong; western somatic practices (Continuum Movement); massage and energy work; and meditation and Embodied Imagination/Dreamwork. Janet is volunteering her expertise for the CRC community to benefit those individuals/families touched by cancer.  Caregivers welcome.