Programs and Events

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (Better Choices, Better Health) Peer Leader Training

Online IA

The Iowa Department of Public Health is offering a free Peer Leader Training for the Self-Management Resource Center’s Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP), referred to as “Better Choices, Better Health” in Iowa. Once trained, you are able to co-facilitate this program in person or virtually to your communities. Peer leader training will take place virtually […]

Virtual Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Class – Unity Point Health

Online IA

Tai Chi is an evidence based proven exercise course to help prevent falls and maintain balance as we age. This course is brought to you by Unity Point Health and is taught virtually by instructor Becky Robel. She will take participants through the fundamentals of improving balance and coordination. Becky Robel, BS, CPT, CEx, Tai […]

ACT Raising Safe Kids Program – Virtual

Online IA

ACT Raising Safe Kids is an educational offering focusing on parents and caregivers of young children (0-8 years). Its purpose is to teach positive parenting skills and practices that help create stable, safe, healthy, nurturing environments and relationships. In the series of lessons parents and caregivers will gain strategies for: •  Dealing with children's difficult […]

Rock Steady Boxing

MercyOne Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Avenue, Clive

Rock Steady Boxing is a structured class designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease or early onset Parkinson’s Disease. Classes are led by a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach and incorporate strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and boxing techniques that are designed to minimize the effects of Parkinson’s Disease as well as improve activities of daily living. […]

Save Your Brain – Lecture Series Only

Wellmark YMCA 501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

This 10-week program consists of weekly one-hour Zoom lectures on reducing your risk of dementia. This class is lecture only and will NOT contain behavior modification support or individual consultations with a Registered Dietitian, a Geriatric Pharmacist, a YMCA Fitness Consultant, or a Health Coach. Nor will you have free access to the 10 weekly […]

Total Training for Cancer Survivors

MercyOne Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Avenue, Clive

Survivors participate in a 60-minute class for 12 weeks that includes cardio, weight resistance training, balance, range of motion, and relaxation breathing techniques.  Survivors are assessed at the beginning and end of the session to track progress.  Survivors also participate in wellness coaching to establish exercise and nutrition goals to implement outside of class time. […]

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Rock Steady Boxing

MercyOne Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Avenue, Clive

Rock Steady Boxing is a structured class designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease or early onset Parkinson’s Disease. Classes are led by a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach and incorporate strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and boxing techniques that are designed to minimize the effects of Parkinson’s Disease as well as improve activities of daily living. […]

Delay the Disease Program

MercyOne Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Avenue, Clive

The Delay the Disease functional movement program is designed specifically to address the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease and helps decrease the risk of falls, minimize fatigue, reduce rigidity and improve mobility. Delay the Disease meets every Monday and Wednesday at 1 PM at MercyOne Health and Fitness Center. Learn more about the program at the Member […]

Virtual Tai Chi for Fall Prevention Class – Unity Point Health

Online IA

Tai Chi is an evidence based proven exercise course to help prevent falls and maintain balance as we age. This course is brought to you by Unity Point Health and is taught virtually by instructor Becky Robel. She will take participants through the fundamentals of improving balance and coordination. Becky Robel, BS, CPT, CEx, Tai […]

Rock Steady Boxing

MercyOne Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Avenue, Clive

Rock Steady Boxing is a structured class designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease or early onset Parkinson’s Disease. Classes are led by a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach and incorporate strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and boxing techniques that are designed to minimize the effects of Parkinson’s Disease as well as improve activities of daily living. […]

Rock Steady Boxing

MercyOne Health & Fitness Center 12493 University Avenue, Clive

Rock Steady Boxing is a structured class designed for people with Parkinson’s Disease or early onset Parkinson’s Disease. Classes are led by a certified Rock Steady Boxing coach and incorporate strength training, cardiovascular exercise, and boxing techniques that are designed to minimize the effects of Parkinson’s Disease as well as improve activities of daily living. […]

Save Your Brain – With Personalized Coaching

Wellmark YMCA 501 Grand Avenue, Des Moines

The Save Your Brain program is a 10-week program consisting of two-hour weekly meetings via Zoom. We will provide you with tools and resources to reduce your risk of developing dementia. Participants will also receive half hour individual sessions with each; a Registered Dietitian, Geriatric Pharmacist, YMCA Fitness Consultant, and a Health Coach, and 10 […]