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Exercise and Education Programs Focused on Prevention and Chronic Disease Management

Exercise and education play a vital role in prevention and managing chronic health conditions. Yet, for many, beginning an exercise routine can be daunting given physical limitations, safety concerns, lack of information about the disease process and a variety of other factors.

Cooper® Tracks provides participants guidance and support to help them begin exercising, increase confidence and develop habits to live healthier and best manage their chronic conditions. Cooper Tracks comprehensive health education programs give participants the opportunity to learn how lifestyle modifications can positively affect their well-being and specific health conditions. A physician referral is required prior to participation in the Cardiovascular, Cancer, and Arthritis Tracks. However, a physician referral is not required for participation in the Well-Being Track.

Cooper Tracks is designed for:

  • Sedentary individuals who want to begin an exercise program
  • Individuals who have been diagnosed with chronic disease or risk factors for disease
  • Individuals transitioning from a completed rehabilitative program to regular physical activity
  • Individuals following a preventive approach via exercise and lifestyle modification

Cooper Tracks is an eight-week program featuring:

  • 16 small group exercise/education sessions (two/week)
  • Individualized exercise in a group setting, led by a certified professional fitness trainer
  • Comprehensive health education on topics related to chronic disease, nutrition, healthy lifestyle and stress management
  • Pre-and post-program health assessments
  • Social support and accountability
  • Exercise tracking tools

Tracks Available at Shannon Health Club

Cardiovascular - icon with red banner

  • Diagnosed with stable cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular risk factors • Completed or do not qualify for cardiac rehabilitation • Peripheral arterial disease

Tuesday/Thursday: 9-10 am

Learn more about the Cardiovascular Track

Arthritis - icon with orange banner

  • Osteoarthritis • Rheumatoid arthritis • Other inflammatory arthritic conditions

Monday/Wednesday: 11:00 am – Noon; 1:00 to 2:00 pm; 3:00 to 4:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday: 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Learn more about the Arthritis Track

Cancer - icon with dark purple banner

  • Diagnosed with cancer and undergoing treatment • Recovering from cancer at any stage

Tuesday/Thursday: 11:00 am – Noon

Learn more about the Cancer Track

Well-being - icon with blue banner

  • Diagnosed with Pre-diabetes • Diagnosed with Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes

Monday/Wednesday: 9:30-10:30 am; Tuesday/Thursday: 3:15 to 4:15 pm

Learn more about the Diabetes Track

For questions or more information on program cost, contact:

Janet Charlesworth, Cooper Tracks Program Coordinator| 325.747.2591