YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bar Method™ is a one-hour total body workout comprised of muscle strengthening and stretching techniques, partially performed at the ballet barre, strategically choreographed and executed to music. The system is designed to create a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of ballet dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy, and the intense pace of interval training.


BCRC members may attend any ONE class per week, Mon-Fri. Please check their web site for weekly schedule: https://barmethod.com/locations/princeton/

Per studio policy, pre-registration for each class is preferred, even the day of. If there is space available, walk-ins are welcome.
YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Bar Method™ is a one-hour total body workout comprised of muscle strengthening and stretching techniques, partially performed at the ballet barre, strategically choreographed and executed to music. The system is designed to create a uniquely lean, firm, sculpted body by combining the muscle-shaping principles of isometrics, the body-elongating practice of ballet dance conditioning, the science of physical therapy, and the intense pace of interval training.


BCRC members may attend any ONE class per week, Mon-Fri. Please check their web site for weekly schedule: https://barmethod.com/locations/princeton/

Per studio policy, pre-registration for each class is preferred, even the day of. If there is space available, walk-ins are welcome.

Have you or someone in your life been diagnosed with breast cancer? The YWCA Princeton Breast Cancer Resource Center will help answer the tough questions, guide you through the difficult decisions, and provide support through mentoring, fitness & wellness activities, transportation and so much more.

Our warm and welcoming BCRC Clubhouse is located on a peaceful nature preserve just minutes from downtown Princeton and is a unique non-clinical environment providing comprehensive programming that is unmatched by any hospital or community center in the tri-state area.

Whether you are newly diagnosed, a long time survivor, coping with metastatic disease, a support person, or anyone in between, the compassionate professionals of the BCRC are here to guide you through the toughest challenges. Most of our programs are free of charge and are available to breast cancer patients and their families. For more information, please contact us (609) 497-2100 ext. 346.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Inspired by Bollywood dance movements, this class is a fun, medium to high intensity hour of easy-to-follow steps, choreographed to upbeat Bollywood music and international pop tunes. Feel the rhythm of the music, the energy of the movement and the results of an excellent workout. Share the joy new BCRC instructor, Garima Bhatia projects through her expressive eyes and smile. You won’t be able to help but smile yourself.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

This summer, the BCRC is teaming up with The Strength Network to bring our members a very special BOOT CAMP program! The program will include weekly personalized fitness classes, FREE body composition analysis, and nutrition consultations by a CISSN certified nutritionist. Cancer treatments accelerate the affects of aging on the body, but research shows weight training, also known as strength or resistance training, can reverse those affects and improve a survivor’s quality of life. Weight training can be a big boost to breast cancer survivors who are trying to regain muscle and bone strength lost due to cancer treatment and physical inactivity. Lifting weights is an important component of any exercise program because it's the one activity that allows you to build lean muscle tissue.es and gain strength. is a combination of strength, cardio, muscle endurance, flexibility, core, and functional movement patterns. Note that this class is similar to Boot Camp, but with an emphasis on using WEIGHTS.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cardio & Core will focus on cardio and strengthening and sculpting your mid-section. Each class session will include use of the stability ball, light weights, bands and your own body weight to help you increase your level of strength, balance, and endurance. Class will be equal parts cardio and core work-out ending with a relaxing stretch routine. If you want a flatter tummy and enjoy fun, funky, party music, then this is the class for you!

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Carpe Dance is a complete workout for your body, mind and soul. Drawing from a variety of styles including jazz, Latin, contemporary, African, and Celtic, Carpe Dance provides total-body cardio conditioning and strength training. Elements of yoga and martial arts are incorporated to improve balance and coordination. In addition to the physical benefits, dancing is proven to boost cognitive function, elevate mood, relieve stress and anxiety, and is a safe and effective way to express emotion. Prior dance training is not necessary, and all ages and levels of fitness are welcome. Dancers may wear any clothing that allows comfortable movement. Carpe Dance is intended to be practiced in bare feet, but light-weight sneakers may be worn. Liz Chang has been practicing and teaching dance exercise in the Princeton area since 2000.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Core Blast will focus on strengthening and sculpting you mid-section. Each 45 min class session will include use of the stability ball, light weights, bands and your own body weight to help you increase your level of strength, balance, and endurance. Class begins with a light cardio warm-up and ends with a relaxing stretch routine. If you want a flatter tummy and enjoy fun, funky, party music, then this is the class for you!

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only.

Join us for this 4-part Healing Arts program. A local professional artist will lead 4 classes based around some basic art concepts. BCRC members and their families and friends are welcome to attend! This course is for those who wish to learn a little bit about the basics - non-artists, newbies and experts alike! 

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Feldenkrais Method® is a remarkable approach to human movement, learning and change, based on sound principles of physics, neurology and physiology, and the conditions under which the nervous system learns best. Feldenkrais is recognized for the strategies it employs to improve posture, flexibility, coordination, athletic and artistic ability, and to help those with restricted movement, chronic pain and tension. You’ll develop your awareness of how you move in relation to gravity and learn strategies to reduce effort and increase comfort. In these classes, you will not imitate the instructor. Instead, in a safe, judgment-free setting, your curiosity and sense of pleasure will guide your improvement.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. Before enrolling in this or any other BCRC program, you must first complete an evaluation with one of our experienced, professional staff members. Please call (609) 497-2100 x382 to make arrangements. Once you have authorization from BCRC, you can enroll in wellness and fitness classes. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

2-3 classes are offered simultaneously FRIDAY MORNINGS at Pennington-Ewing Athletic Club (PEAC), and you don’t have to decide which one you want to take until you get there! The schedule of one-hour classes changes each month, so you can keep your workout routine fresh. The schedule may include Zumba, Spin, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Tai Boxing, Stretching and more. Please see below for current class offerings.  You can also visit their website at: https://www.peachealthfitness.com/schedule.html 

BCRC members can sign-in at the front desk, announce they are from the BCRC and enjoy a complimentary class each Friday morning!

FRIDAY

5:15 Barre Fusion
5:30 Bootcamp
6:30 Rise, Shine, & Stretch Yoga
7:15 ZUMBA Glutes & Core
8:30 PEAC Pump
8:30 Pilates Sculpt
9:30 30/30 Spin & Pump
9:30 STRONG
9:30 Beginner Yoga
10:30 Ab Lab (track)
10:30 Tai Chi Mixed Forms
10:45 Gentle & Restore Yoga
11:15 Beginner Tai Chi
12:15 Intermediate Tai Chi
12:15 Turf Boot Camp Express Dave (turf) Lunchtime EXPRESS!
12:15 Barre Booty Camp Express

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

2-3 classes are offered simultaneously FRIDAY MORNINGS at Pennington-Ewing Athletic Club (PEAC), and you don’t have to decide which one you want to take until you get there! The schedule of one-hour classes changes each month, so you can keep your workout routine fresh. The schedule may include Zumba, Spin, Yoga, Pilates, Aerobics, Tai Boxing, Stretching and more. Please see below for current class offerings.  You can also visit their website at: https://www.peachealthfitness.com/schedule.html 

BCRC members can sign-in at the front desk, announce they are from the BCRC and enjoy a complimentary class each Friday morning!

FRIDAY

5:15 Barre Fusion
5:30 Bootcamp
6:30 Rise, Shine, & Stretch Yoga
7:15 ZUMBA Glutes & Core
8:30 PEAC Pump
8:30 Pilates Sculpt
9:30 30/30 Spin & Pump
9:30 STRONG
9:30 Beginner Yoga
10:30 Ab Lab (track)
10:30 Tai Chi Mixed Forms
10:45 Gentle & Restore Yoga
11:15 Beginner Tai Chi
12:15 Intermediate Tai Chi
12:15 Turf Boot Camp Express Dave (turf) Lunchtime EXPRESS!
12:15 Barre Booty Camp Express

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancer treatments accelerate the affects of aging on the body, but research shows weight training, also known as strength or resistance training, can reverse those affects and improve a survivor’s quality of life. Ideally included at least twice a week in every fitness plan, weight training can be a big boost to breast cancer survivors who are trying to regain muscle and bone strength lost due to cancer treatment and physical inactivity. Lifting weights is an important component of any exercise program because it's the one activity that allows you to build lean muscle tissue. That lean muscle is metabolically active, so your metabolism gets a boost, and that muscle also keeps you strong for all the activities in your life. A total body routine builds a well-balanced body by hitting all muscle groups in one workout and is one of the most efficient ways to burn calories and gain strength.
YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

This popular yoga class will help participants sustain their quality of life and a feeling of well-being during difficult times, get a better understanding of their own healing journey, and create a deeper sense of connection with themselves, their loved ones and the community. Discover a relaxing meditative practice which uses props such as bolsters, straps and blankets to make it easier for The body to be in various positions, providing a completely supportive environment for total relaxation. Experience soothing of the nervous system, quieting of the mind & release of deeply held tension & negative emotions. Learn how to get in, make adjustments, and get out of poses, most of which are experienced while laying or sitting on the floor. Practice breath awareness & control, visualization and other healing techniques. Spend the last 20 minutes of class in progressive relaxation (Yoga Nidra), also known as dreamless sleep.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only.

This workshop will help unleash your creative spirit and explore your breast cancer experience in a healing environment. Join us as we learn different creative writing techniques and the positive effects they can have throughout your breast cancer journey and your everyday life.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only.

Join us for this 4-part Healing Arts program. A local professional artist will lead 4 classes based around some basic art concepts. BCRC members and their families and friends are welcome to attend! This course is for those who wish to learn a little bit about the basics - non-artists, newbies and experts alike! 

An ongoing meetup for patients and survivors of stage I, II or III breast cancer. Monthly meetings will help participants cope with the immediate and long-term effects of breast cancer and its treatment. Discussions will focus on the issues of importance to those in the group, and may include managing hair loss, fatigue, chemo-brain, body image, employment issues, while also focusing on practical ways to move beyond breast cancer and return to wellness. Newly diagnosed patients will bond with others at various stages of their journey. 4th Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:00 PM

An ongoing monthly peer-facilitated support group addressing the unique concerns of women under the age of 45 who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. Young women at any stage of their breast cancer journey are welcome to attend. Whether you have just been diagnosed, are still undergoing treatment or are several years out, join us to connect with other young women who have faced breast cancer. Group meets at the Breast Cancer Resource Center: 2 Preservation Place, Princeton, NJ 08540. 2nd Thursday of each month 7p-8:30p.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

The MELT Method® is a self-treatment technique that simulates the techniques – and the results – of massage therapy. Daily living creates stress and tension within your body. Emotional, mental, and environmental stressors also put strain on your body. The repetitive stress of daily living literally gets stuck in the connective tissue, which surrounds every joint, muscle, nerve, bone, and organ. “Stuck stress” accumulates and causes dehydration in the connective tissue, which interferes with the nervous system’s ability to regulate itself and slows down the body’s natural healing process, which in turn causes aches and stiffness and leads to common health issues such as neck and back pain, headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, and injury. This patent-pending method brings your body back to a more ideal state by directly enhancing body awareness, re-hydrating connective tissue, and quieting the nervous system by doing exercise sequences on soft foam rollers, little soft balls and resistance bands. No experience necessary.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Start your day off full of life, love and positive energy. Our morning walk group will give you the mental and physical benefits to feel empowered inside and out. Walking is the most basic form of exercise and something we do every day. It is an excellent way to improve cardiovascular fitness along with lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and controlling weight. Bring your walk into nature and you get the benefits of improving mental health, lowering stress levels all while elevating your energy levels. We will begin each session with a warm up and then proceed to the scenic tow path around Carnegie Lake for our walking session.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pilates Mat – based beginner class will work to balance all muscle groups' strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. Pilates mat is a challenging yet safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your everyday movements. The Pilates practice hopes to develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Pilates Mat – based beginner class will work to balance all muscle groups' strength and flexibility, with an emphasis on challenging the core muscles with each movement. Pilates mat is a challenging yet safe method to sculpt your body and to feel increased agility in your everyday movements. The Pilates practice hopes to develops the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit.

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spin classes are a great way to get a vigorous workout without the impact of running or jumping. You'll burn calories and keep your muscles in shape while building your cardiovascular endurance and strength. Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and many other challenging drills and exercises. All levels are welcome. Remember to bring a towel and water bottle!

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Spin classes are a great way to get a vigorous workout without the impact of running or jumping. You'll burn calories and keep your muscles in shape while building your cardiovascular endurance and strength. Pedal through hill climbs, sprints, and many other challenging drills and exercises. All levels are welcome. Remember to bring a towel and water bottle!
YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tai Chi embodies the heart of Chinese wellness and healing practices, applied sciences, philosophy, and martial arts. This gentle exercise, sometimes referred to as meditation in motion, is perfect for anyone seeking a low-impact, weight bearing exercise that addresses physical, mental and emotional well-being. Tai Chi can be done sitting, standing or lying down and has shown significant benefit for individuals with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

Western science recognizes the following benefits of practicing Tai Chi:
- increased oxygen utilization /more efficient breathing
- reduced blood pressure
- increased bone density and immune function
- reduced levels of stress hormones
- increased balance, strength, flexibility and range of motion
- reduced pain, fatigue and stiffness
- improved concentration, memory, mood and sleep
YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tai Chi embodies the heart of Chinese wellness and healing practices, applied sciences, philosophy, and martial arts. This gentle exercise, sometimes referred to as meditation in motion, is perfect for anyone seeking a low-impact, weight bearing exercise that addresses physical, mental and emotional well-being. Tai Chi can be done sitting, standing or lying down and has shown significant benefit for individuals with fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoarthritis.

Western science recognizes the following benefits of practicing Tai Chi:
- increased oxygen utilization /more efficient breathing
- reduced blood pressure
- increased bone density and immune function
- reduced levels of stress hormones
- increased balance, strength, flexibility and range of motion
- reduced pain, fatigue and stiffness
- improved concentration, memory, mood and sleep

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. There is no cost to participate in classes, however there is an annual registration fee of $50. This entitles you to unlimited registration in wellness and fitness classes (pending space availability). Fee waivers are available for those who qualify. Space in wellness and fitness classes is limited and registration is taken on a first-come, first-served basis.Yoga incorporates physical poses and breathing techniques to increase strength, flexibility, and well-being.

Research in breast cancer patients has shown that yoga may be able to reduce fatigue and improve quality of sleep, physical vitality, and overall quality of life. This class will help you maintain a sense of well being during difficult times of diagnosis, treatment and recovery, giving you a sense of being grounded in your healing journey.