Movement and Fitness Resources

Movement and maintaining fitness can play an important role for the cancer patient, survivor, care partner, friend, or family member while experiencing a cancer impact. To ease symptoms and side effects, the Dempsey Center offers one-on-one consultations, classes, and workshops, all at no cost. If you are looking for additional movement and fitness support, our movement and fitness team has compiled a list of virtual resources for anyone impacted by cancer.

DISCLAIMER: The use of any information provided on this page is solely at your own risk, and the Dempsey Center will not be responsible for any harm or injury you incur as a result of such use. Talk to your licensed medical provider before beginning any exercise program. The information provided here is not a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Do not disregard, avoid, or delay seeking medical advice for any reason. Treat yourself with kindness and listen to your body to avoid injury.
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Heart Healthy One-Mile Walk18-minute video you can do at home.
TaiChi Video SeriesPresented by Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
“Immuni Qi” Qi Gong Routine for Lungs and Immune SystemFrom Jeffrey Chand, Qi Gong for Vitality
Beginner Pilates: Half Roll DownBuild core strength in this short video.
Gentle/Beginner Pilates Mat Exercises Level 130-minute Pilates class, great instructions and adaptations to meet varying levels of work.
Gentle/Beginners Pilates Class Level 2
Yoga for Neck, Shoulders, and Upper Back15-minute practice that will release tension and help you feel more ease and spaciousness in your body and mind. Suitable for beginners or advanced practitioners. Can be done seated on the floor or in a chair.
Yoga for Low Back Pain and Hamstrings30-minute video from Yoga with Adriene.
Gentle Chair YogaA seated session from Moffitt Cancer Center
Gentle Chair YogaToronto Rehab Rumsey Centre presents gentle yoga with both seated and standing positions.
15-Minute Gentle YogaFrom Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health
Yoga for Kids: Play in the ParkA fun 30-minute video from Yoga with Adriene.
7 Workout Props You Can Find in Your HouseA handy list from The Warm Up.
7 Household Fitness Props You Probably Already OwnFrom Get Healthy U.
Fitness Props You Already HaveFrom Fit2B.
The James Advanced Exercise ProgramFrom Ohio State. Don’t let the word “advanced” scare you. This at-home program is good for all levels.
Yoga4CancerFree, on-demand classes offered 24/7.
Physical Activity Tips for Cancer SurvivorsFrom the American Society of Clinical Oncology.
How to Find the Best At-Home Workouts for YouPresented by Livestrong
Beyond Cancer: Exercise and CancerA podcast episode from the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
Exercise for Cancer SurvivorsPresentation and exercise demonstration from Memorial Sloan Kettering.