My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Strength for Life Inc, Kings Park, NY, USA
Since my breast cancer diagnosis in April 2014 I have had a hard time knowing when it might be ok to do any physical activity. I had to stop going to the gym after my breast surgery. I later developed neuropathy from chemo and pneumonitis from radiation. Jacqui has helped to see me through all of these times. She'll tell me when I shouldn't participate in a specific exercise or have certain activities tailored for each participant depending on their specific problems. As an exercise class this has been the best and one that I can continue no matter which medical problem I develop.
But...this is much more than an exercise class. It is an informal support group where we've all become friends and help talk each other through issues while working out instead of sitting around a table. There is something to be said for both venues but this is a real life important and helpful way of getting through this difficult time.
I attended the weekend retreat last year and it was an experience that I will always hold dear. Not only was it physically challenging and rewarding but, again, the support and friendship was so important and in a more intimate setting than usual support groups.