New Journey Program classes offered

A New Journey™ Classes to begin

What exciting new things we will begin offering this spring!

Throughout the years Jean and I have attended many cancer survivor’s events. At these events we would celebrate with the guests and tell them about The Journey Program™. Jean and I limit The Journey Program participants to those that are up to 2 years post treatment. In many cases these guests would say to us, “Well I am (5,10, or even 30 years) out from my cancer diagnosis and treatment so your class won’t help me”.  We are overjoyed at news like this! However, these individuals were right. We needed to come up with something for these survivors.

We are so excited to announce that we are now opening a new class, “A New Journey” ™. A New Journey will be a 10-week group exercise class for any adult who has had any type of cancer EVER. This includes graduates of The Journey Program, men or women ages 18-99*. Classes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays at 1pm at Anytime Fitness West of Traverse City. This is a progressive beginner based program. We concentrate on form and learning confidence of the body and independence in the gym. Each class will include cardio and strength training. We also add in core, balance, and postural re-training.

Introductory rate of $250 for the 10-week class. Only 5 people will be accepted into this first class. Pre-Registration is required. Our first class will begin June 13, 2016. Registration begins NOW! Tell your family. Tell your friends.

Call Now: Annemarie Wigton (231)499-7174

*Pre-Registration and Fitness Consultation are required. Spot in class is reserved when complete registration is turned in. Admittance can be denied for any reason: we have clear definitions of activity readiness that each participant must meet before entering the program.

Sincerely Yours, Annemarie Wigton

Personal Goals

There have been some great accomplishments from the participants of The Journey Program! Some of these are large, lifetime goals and others are small victories that mean a lot on the road to recovery.

  • First 5k completed, lifetime goal.
  • Return to horseback riding after brain cancer.
  • First time ever playing volleyball- and after breast cancer and treatment too.
  • Finally having energy to complete a load of laundry and put it away without having to rest.
  • Doctor recommends reducing medications or stopping them completely.
  • Sleeping through the night.

Each person that comes through The Journey Program is at a different point in their lives. Their health before diagnosis is different. Their cancers and effects of the treatments are different. We meet each individual where they are at and help them excel.

Annemarie Wigton BS, CMT, NSCA-CPT
The Journey Program Clinical Director

Cost Will Not be a Roadblock

Finances are a big issue for most people going through cancer treatment. It is for this reason and through the generosity of our sponsors that The Journey Program is a FREE program. We understand that many people suffering through treatment are unable to work. We know that these individuals do not need one more bill, one more expense adding extra stress to life. Exercise has been shown beneficial to recovery and preventing cancer recurrence. The Journey Program and its sponsors do not want cost to be a roadblock to recovery but have made exercise accessible to everyone, regardless of income!

Annemarie Wigton BS, CMT, NSCA-CPT
The Journey Program Clinical Director

Here to Help

We are so excited to present our new website! We hope that it will make finding information about The Journey Program easier. Please share our website and Like us on Facebook.

It is unfortunate that right now an estimated 50% of men and ⅓ of all women will develop some type of cancer in their lives (American Cancer Society 2014 Facts and Figures). Cancers of every kind and their treatments affect individuals differently. We are astounded that when we meet new participants for our program they look normal and we cannot tell outwardly that they are suffering. They look like your average neighbor, sister, father, or friend. We have had participants in our program ranging in age from 27-96 years old.

For this reason we ask you to help us reach out, help us spread the word about The Journey Program. You never know who in your life will see the message or those that need it most right now. We are here to help.

Annemarie Wigton BS, CMT, NSCA-CPT
The Journey Program Clinical Director