Bar Method
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.
BCRC
01/06 - 06/12/2020
Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr
Instructor Bar Method Staff
Questions? Christina Reynier  

BCRC General Registration I

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.

BCRC
09/03 - 12/20/2019
Su, Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa
Instructor N/ A
Questions? Christina Reynier  

BCRC General Registration II

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.

BCRC
01/01 - 06/30/2020
Su, Mo, Tu, We, Th, Fr, Sa
Instructor N/ A
Questions? Christina Reynier  

Cardio Boxing

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.

Jumpstart your workout routine with an energizing session of Cardio Boxing, a 60 minute program of aerobics covering anything from Boxing, Zumba to squats and lunges. Each class offers a different challenge but all will give you the aerobic activity that you need. The workout focuses on moves to get your heart rate up and really burn calories, while also tightening and toning your body in the process. Options for all levels, beginner to advanced.
BCRC
01/07 - 06/09/2020
Tu
Instructor Paula Flory
Questions? Christina Reynier  

Carpe Dance
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.
BCRC
01/07 - 06/09/2020
Tu
Instructor Liz Chang
Questions? Christina Reynier  

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! 

BCRC
07/16 - 10/15/2019
Tu
Instructor Arts Instructor
Questions? Melissa White  

Eat Better, Live Better Series

YWCA Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) is for breast cancer patients and survivors only. The materials fee for each Eat Better, Live Better class is $15. Preference will be given to breast cancer patients and survivors, but caregivers may register if space is available. Pre-registration is required - email mwhite@ywcaprinceton.org or call 609-497-2100 x349 with any questions.

What we eat and how we prepare our food have a big impact on our health, and can work with our body to remove illness and promote radiant vitality. Learn about the best categories of foods to emphasize in your diet and ideas on how to use them in your daily cooking. Each class will focus on a nutrition topic of specific relevance to breast cancer patients and survivors. Watch as mouth-watering dishes are prepared and the nutritional benefits are explained, then enjoy a delicious meal. No need to bring anything except your curiosity and appetite!

Our Eat Better, Live Better class is facilitated by Anthony Dissen, MA, RDN - a health educator and community wellness dietitian focusing on plant-based nutrition and integrative health. He works as an instructor at Stockton University's School of Health Science and serves as a health educator at CentraState Medical Center.  Anthony holds a Masters degree in Holistic Health Studies from Georgian Court University and is currently pursuing a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

There are multiple schedules for this course

Feldenkrais
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.

BCRC
01/06 - 06/08/2020
Mo
Instructor Barabara Abramson
Questions? Christina Reynier  

Friday PEAC Classes

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

BCRC
01/10 - 06/12/2020
Fr
Instructor PEAC Staff
Questions? Christina Reynier  

Healing Through Creativity

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.

BCRC
07/03/2019 - 06/24/2020
We
Instructor Volunteer Led
Questions? Melissa White  

Just The Basics: A 4-part art lesson

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! 

BCRC
07/16 - 10/15/2019
Tu
Instructor Volunteer Led
Questions? Melissa White  

Meetup Group: Coping with Breast Cancer & Beyond
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
There are multiple schedules for this course

Meetup Group: Coping with Breast Cancer & Beyond
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
There are multiple schedules for this course

Meetup Group: Young Survivors

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 who have been diagnosed with stages pre-vivor to Stage 3 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 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.

There are multiple schedules for this course

Meetup Group: Young Survivors

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.

There are multiple schedules for this course

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.

BCRC
01/08 - 06/10/2020
We
Instructor Alida Weisfeld
Questions? Christina Reynier  

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 Pilates Mat 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 develop the body uniformly, corrects posture, restores vitality, invigorates the mind and elevates the spirit. This class can be modified for any age, body, or fitness level.
* Open to the public. $5 donation per class is requested.

BCRC
01/23 - 06/11/2020
Th
Instructor Alida Weisfeld
Questions? Christina Reynier  

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!
BCRC
01/09 - 06/11/2020
Th
Instructor Peggy Cummings
Questions? Christina Reynier  

Tabata / Core
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 Tabata training method and its many variations are “unofficial” adaptations of the training protocol created by Dr Izum Tabata. In this landmark study, Dr Tabata showed that short bursts of high intensity training had superior aerobic and anaerobic training effects compared to longer moderate intensity training. This training protocol involves performing a particular exercise (or exercises) at high intensity for 20 seconds followed by 10 seconds of rest. This is repeated 8 times for a total training time of 4 minutes per exercise. The high intensity interval training exercise range from jumping jacks, reverse lunges, mountain climbers, jump squats and much more. There are adaptions for all exercises so all can partake in the class.
BCRC
01/06 - 06/08/2020
Mo
Instructor Annie Michaelson
Questions? Christina Reynier  

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.

BCRC
01/08 - 06/10/2020
We
Instructor Georgi Anker
Questions? Christina Reynier