Central Iowa

Parent Organization: Above and Beyond Cancer

Location Information

1915 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5156699879

The Above+Beyond Cancer Optimal Living/Survivorship program is a partnership with the local YMCA's to offer a wide variety of evidence based health and nutrition programming for cancer survivors, caregivers and anyone who has been touched by cancer.

Patients and physicians know that strengthening one’s mind, body and spirit plays an essential role in cancer treatment. The programs are led by medical staff and certified instructors, and they include indoor cycling, yoga, small group personal training, individual coaching, water-therapy, walking, and meditation.


  • Small group personal training for survivors
  • Meditation
  • Indoor cycling
  • Yoga
  • Aquatics
  • Health navigation program


All cancer programs and classes are free to YMCA members. Cancer patients and survivors may receive a 12-week YMCA scholarship or MercyOne Health and Fitness Scholarship after a Doctor referral.

Survivorship programs are all-inclusive. Anyone with cancer, supporters, caregivers, and community members are invited to participate.

Intake Process:

For more information, call 515-669-9879. Medical referrals can be faxed to 515-635-1286.


Check the website for specific class hours.


No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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