Instagram takeover with @BonnieLangFitness!

January 22, 2016

The YACC community is filled with talented, enthusiastic, interesting people who share great photos and messages on Instagram, so we decided to let someone “take over” our account once a month to shed some light on how they are affected by young adult cancer.

Our first guest ‘grammer is Bonnie Lang of @BonnieLangFitness! We met Bonnie and her husband, Mike, many years ago when they came to Survivor Conference in Alberta. Since then, they’ve become program creators and facilitators, and great friends to everyone at YACC HQ and throughout the community. We want to capture these stories in one place, so we’ll also post a wrap-up here on our website once the takeover is complete. Bonnie, take it away!

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My name is Bonnie Lang and I’m an adventurer, personal trainer, wife, and a caregiver (to my husband, who had cancer, and to many others in the community)! My husband, Mike, and I run Survive & Thrive Cancer Programs, a non-profit that helps young adults with cancer not just survive, but thrive. I’m also the Young Adult Team Lead at Wellspring Calgary (@wellspringyyc) where I organize events to help connect young adult survivors and supporters to one another and to facilitate growth. We love YACC and I’m thrilled to be taking over their Instagram account for the day! Join me for a look into these different worlds!

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The magic happens in many places for me, namely at the gym or Wellspring Calgary for fitness classes and fun events like nutrition sessions, Drumming Circles, cross country ski days, BBQs, and art classes, to name a few. The planning for these events happens in our apartment from my laptop or social media in Calgary, while our expeditions happen on a variety of rivers and oceans in the wilderness!

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Survive & Thrive is thrilled to announce all new, FREE retreats hosted at Camp Kindle this year for young adult survivors and their supporters! We are so excited for this partnership and the chance to offer Albertans a chance to connect through community, physical events like yoga, hiking and high ropes course, art workshops, and lots of time to laugh and chat! Locals can sign up for a weekend at our website!

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Well, it’s been a blast showing you around some of the fun events going on in Calgary between, Wellspring Calgary, and Survive & Thrive Cancer Programs! Thanks for stopping by! Feel free to follow me on IG at @bonnielangfitness and thanks to YACC for allowing me to takeover their IG for a day!

Live well & be well, friends!

Please email if you are interested in learning more in taking over our account for a day!


All photos submitted by Bonnie Lang