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Success in Daily Living

One of the concerns that the men who take our classes face is a decrease in strength and
muscle mass. It is a side effect of many of the treatments they are prescribed. It is so very
rewarding to me to watch them regain confidence in their bodies while in the Journey Program
and afterwards. I love hearing our clients come in and tell us “I can do yard work again”, “I enjoy golfing again” or, “I put in a full days work and feel good!” I consider these a success!

Jean Mahoney MS
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist

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The Continuing Journey

One of my favorite classes to teach and the one that I am most proud of is my Monday
Continuing Journey Class. The continuing classes we offer are specifically designed for our
graduates. They are geared to keep them in the healthy habit of regular exercise. This particular
class is made up of a group of women that have been exercising with me from 3 to 6 years.
They have become friends that support and look out for each other. If one classmate doesn’t
show I know there will be phone calls made to check on their friend. These women are walking
the journey together. They are making it an easier journey and finding joy along the way.

Jean Mahoney MS
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist

Moderate Exercise During Chemotherapy Study

I'm always so happy to read about another study showing us that the Journey Program can make a difference! Moderate exercise during cancer treatment helps in so many ways. From clearer thinking to feeling better emotionally and physically.

Jean Mahoney MS
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist

From Oncology Nursing:
"Early-stage cancer patients who are physically active throughout chemotherapy have a reduced risk of experiencing cognitive impairment known as “chemobrain,” and are less likely to have chronic inflammation, according to a University of Rochester (UR) Medical Center study presented June 1 at the 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting"

Hope is our Goal

Giving those with a cancer diagnoses a hopeful feeling is part of the Journey Program’s(TM)
goals. I always enjoy watching the progression of our clients throughout the course of the class.
The first day of class everyone is quiet and a little nervous, not sure what to expect. As the
weeks go on they form bonds with others in the class. They perk up a little each week. I so often
see clients talking together about their treatments, their families, their jobs. I see smiles and
hear laughter. I see hugs and tears. I see people helping people along their journey. That is the
feeling we strive to create with the Journey Program(TM).

Jean Mahoney MS
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist

My Unexpected Journey

Almost everyone has been touched by cancer, including me. I am a breast cancer survivor. I
remember the day that I found a lump. In no time at all I was flung onto a path I never expected
to take. My primary care doctor gave me a hug and got the mammogram scheduled; the
radiologist told me to call my husband and sent me to a surgeon and the surgeon scheduled
surgery and sent me to the oncologist. And there I was, on a journey I never thought I would
take. I spent a lot of time on the couch, tired beyond imagination; recovering from surgeries,
procedures, chemo and radiation. Later on I started to spend some time in the gym and began
to feel better. I know that exercise helped me through my treatments, decreasing the joint pain
and fatigue. It made me feel hopeful, and happy that I was able to do something to help myself
and that’s enough to change everything.

Jean Mahoney MS
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist

The Journey

Everyone who has heard those words remembers the day that they got their diagnoses, the day
the journey began. It’s a Journey that none of us ever expects to take. Its a Journey that none of us wants to make. And yet here we are, on this path. The Journey Program(TM) is here to help
make that journey a little easier by giving you some tools that can help. We know from scientific
studies that moderate exercise can slow down the growth of some cancers and helps people
tolerate the side effects of chemotherapy.

Jean Mahoney MS
ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Cancer Exercise Specialist