Move to Heal (Virtual)

10am Wednesdays and Saturdays. Instructor: Maria.
If you are new to exercise or returning to activity during or after recent treatment, this is a fun way to gently maintain strength at home! This low-intensity class is designed to be an introduction for those who are in treatment, recovery, building back strength, or just starting out on their fitness journey! Move to Heal includes all 4 basic fitness components: cardiorespiratory exercise, resistance exercise, flexibility exercise, and neuromotor exercise (for balance).

Wednesday, Saturday
10 AM
Instructor: Maria Rico

Instructor: Maria Rico

As a Cancer Exercise Specialist & Fitness Instructor, Maria recognizes the good that movement can do for physical health and wellness, but also what it can do for the soul. Maria believes fitness connects the mind to the body and dance makes fitness much more fun. Maria's work today revolves around fitness, dance, and Colombian culture. Maria provides free indoor and outdoor Colombian dance lessons through a grant from Seattle Parks and Recreation and teaches a blend of Colombian, African, Indigenous and European dance. This multicultural offering inspires many to learn about different countries and travel the world. Maria is thrilled to be leading Team Survivor’s very first fitness class taught in Spanish, Ejercicio Para Sanar! Maria's work helps all ages burn energy, release stress, socialize, improve coordination, memorize steps and patterns, and develop a sense of rhythm. Maria works with all age groups, ethnicities, genders, and abilities.

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Flexibility: Ability to move joints well enough to prevent injury through a full range of motion.

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Aerobics: Increases breathing and heart rate; also known as “cardio.”

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Balance: Encourages functional movement to prevent falls. Important for safety, especially if experiencing neuropathy.

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Strength: Increases coordination and ability to move weight — bodyweight or other. Form is always more important than weight!


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Very Low: Focused on moving slowly and breathing deeply. An excellent starting point or a restorative activity to combine with other workouts.

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Low: Involves light activity that doesn’t feel hard; it may not change your breathing pattern or make you sweat.
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Moderate: Gets your heart pumping but will generally allow you to carry on a normal conversation.

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High: Requires endurance and may be intense enough that normal conversation may not be possible.

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