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"Our mission is to help people who have cancer, or who have had cancer, become as healthy as possible through strength training and other physical activity."


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Free Strength Training For Cancer Survivors

Survival2Strength is a program for strength, coordination and mobility.

Oncology Specialised Trainer

Free small group classes or 8 individual sessions. There is no obligation or expectations to purchase membership or training after the 8 weeks are completed.  Cost should never be a barrier to the benefits of strength training.

Flexible Times

The program: Is individualized but typically a person has two sessions a week, each session is about an hour, with warming up, core and mobility, strength work, and stretching.  Cardio is encouraged either in the gym or elsewhere.

No Experience Required

Starting the program: Each person has their own starting point and gradually progresses at their own pace.  A cancer survivor should not be sore or exhausted from training, as we encourage an active lifestyle outside of the gym.

Individual or Small Groups

We offer 1:1 sessions and small classes (3-9 people) for individual guidance.

Importance of Physical Activity

A cancer survivor (anyone who has or ever has had cancer) may be at a higher risk than the general population for cardiac problems, lymphedema, blood clots, osteoporosis, nerve problems, immobility and balance issues as well as other health concerns.

Every cancer survivor needs a survivor plan.

Survivor plans include :

  • Diagnosis
  • Previous Treatments
  • Current Treatments
  • Risk Factors Of Diagnosis
  • Side Effects Of Treatments
  • Follow-up Screening and Wellness Schedule

A person who has had cancer may have great difficulty overcoming barriers to fitness and strength training.  



Benefits of Physical Activity

(strength training, cardio, flexibility)


  • Denser bones
  • More energy
  • Improved mood and sleep
  • Many more, including reduced risk of cancer and death from cancer

Survival2Strength trainers offer individual guidance, in consideration of diagnosis, treatment and the goals of each client.

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Aspiring Women's Independent Network Walk 2023


September 23rd, 2023
Hyland Park, Bloomington

Funds raised from the AWIN CARES Walk will allow us to fund Survival 2 Strength programs which help cancer survivors regain their strength to better health. This year we want to raise $20,000 for Survival 2 Strength. Partnering together, we can reach that goal! We are a strong and resilient community, united in our effort to fight cancer, raise awareness, educate our communities, support those who have lost loved ones, and support those with lived experience.

Registration is $30 per walker

Sign up at awinmn.org/awin-walkersignup


Special Thanks to Our Supporters

RGA 50-Survival 2 Strength sponsor
RGA 50-Survival 2 Strength sponsor

We have locations around the Twin Cities and online.

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