Moving for Life classes are contracted with hospitals, community agencies, public libraries, dance studios, and public spaces (health fair, parks etc).
Moving For Life DanceExercise for Cancer Recovery is a carefully tailored, physician-endorsed exercise program for people in cancer treatment or survivorship. The classes, which are set to music, provide movements that address treatment effects. Movements are designed to increase energy to offset fatigue, decrease swelling to help manage lymphedema, burn calories to help manage weight and build strength to maintain or build muscle mass. The program and DVD are free for cancer patients and survivors but limited based on existing supplies.
Dr. Eddy identified a lack of aerobic exercise programs for breast cancer patients in 1999, based on a review of the research. While there were a few stretching and strengthening classes, few opportunities at that time existed to address a major side-effect of cancer treatment: fatigue. Dr. Eddy, an exercise physiologist, dance educator and somatic movement therapist decided to design a suitable and fun program as tribute to her mother, the Reverend Dr. Margaret Eddy, who loved to dance, practiced yoga, and died of colon cancer in 1990.