Anne Marie Wigton and Jean Mahoney

MyNorth Features The Journey Program

The Journey Program™ is a free 10-week exercise program with classes in Traverse City andFrankfort. Participants do strength training, balance training, cardio, postural retraining, back and shoulder exercises, and core workouts. “There are studies out that say exercise during recovery can reduce recurrence of cancer and death,” says Annemarie Wigton, personal trainer and co-founder of the Journey Program. Annemarie and Jean Mahoney started the Journey Program in 2009. “We want to give people confidence,” Annemarie says. “People going through cancer have had a lot of changes in their lives. By improving their strength and stamina we hope they have better independence in their home life and back at work. Just learning to trust their bodies again—it’s tough after what they’ve been through.”

2015 Summer Class Schedule

Frankfort

Date: June 23, 2015
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

This FREE exercise program is sponsored by Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital and is offered as a community service to cancer patients who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, in remission and cancer survivors 2 years post treatment. The program runs for 10 weeks. Registration forms are available at the desk at the Fitness Center. The first 10 people to get their paperwork turned in will be accepted into this session and scheduled for an initial assessment prior to the program start date. Post assessments will be scheduled at the end of the program. Please complete your health history and waiver and have a physician sign the release form. Once these are completed, please send the information back to:
Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center Attn: Journey Program
102 Frankfort Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635
Or fax to: (231) 352-9663

TC

Date: June 22, 2015
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Anytime Fitness and Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 11:00a.m. - 12:00 noon

This program is sponsored by Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center and Anytime Fitness of Traverse City and is offered as a community service free to cancer patients who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, in remission and cancer survivors 2 years post treatment. The program runs for 10 weeks. The first 10 people to get their paperwork turned in will be accepted into this session and scheduled for an initial assessment prior to the program start date. Post assessments will be scheduled at the end of the program. Please complete your health history and waiver and have a physician sign the release form. Once these are completed, please send the information back to:
Fyzical Therapy & Balance Center Attn: Journey Program
Copper Ridge Marketplace
4000 Eastern Sky Drive Suite 6 Traverse City, MI 49684

2015 Winter Class Schedule

Frankfort

Date: January 13-March 19, 2015
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center
Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

This FREE exercise program is sponsored by Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital and is offered as a community service to cancer patients who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, in remission and cancer survivors 2 years post treatment. The program runs for 10 weeks. Registration forms are available online or at the desk at the Fitness Center. The first 10 people to get their paperwork turned in will be accepted into this session and scheduled for an initial assessment prior to the program start date. Post assessments will be scheduled at the end of the program.

Please complete your health history and waiver and have a physician sign the release form. Once these are completed, please send the information back to:
Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center
Attn: Journey Program
102 Frankfort Rd
Frankfort, MI 49635
Or fax to: (231) 352-9663

Traverse City

Date: January 12- March 18, 2015
Duration: 10 weeks
Location: Anytime Fitness and Fast Physical Therapy
Days: Mondays and Wednesdays
Time: 11:00a.m. - 12:00 noon

This program is sponsored by Anytime Fitness of Traverse City and is offered as a community service free to cancer patients who are newly diagnosed, undergoing treatment, in remission and cancer survivors 2 years post treatment. The program runs for 10 weeks. The first 10 people to get their paperwork turned in will be accepted into this session and scheduled for an initial assessment prior to the program start date. Post assessments will be scheduled at the end of the program.

Please complete your health history and waiver and have a physician sign the release form, available here. Once these are completed, please send the information back to:
The Journey Program
Copper Ridge Marketplace
4000 Eastern Sky Drive Suite 2
Traverse City, MI 49684
Once we receive your documents, we will call you to schedule your initial assessment which must be completed prior to program start date.

From the Record Eagle, Exercise after cancer

Exercise after cancer


From the Record Eagle, June 8, 2013 7:14 am

BY MARTA HEPLER DRAHOS
mdrahos@record-eagle.com

Jean Mahoney expected to experience some side effects after her double mastectomy, chemotherapy and radiation for breast cancer. What she didn’t expect is how fragile she would feel and how frightened she would be to become active again.

“When I was finished with all my radiation and surgery, I couldn’t load the dishwasher. My arm didn’t go that high,” Mahoney said. “Everything is broken. Nothing works. You’ve lost complete confidence in your body’s ability to do anything. You don’t know how to exercise, what to do.” Then Mahoney heard a about a new cancer exercise program called The Journey Program. The free 10-week group exercise program for cancer survivors up to two years post-treatment aims to help participants regain confidence, independence and functionality after cancer.

“This is a program to get you strong and get you to do the things you want to do,” said Mahoney, who was so impressed with the program that afterwards she decided to become a certified personal trainer and now is the area’s only certified cancer exercise specialist. Now she and business partner Annemarie Wigton, a certified personal trainer with a bachelor’s degree in health fitness in preventive and rehabilitative studies, are owners and directors of the five-year-old program. They recently expanded it from Traverse City to Frankfort.

Classes meet for an hour twice a week at Anytime Fitness in Traverse City and at the Betsie Hosick Health and Fitness Center in Frankfort. After a 10-minute warm-up, participants work with the women and personal trainer Jessica Carland on balance and form and on strength, cardio and core training.