Forward Your Life
Why Join FitSteps for Life®?
You have cancer. Hearing those words from a doctor is life changing. The prospect of enduring cancer treatment, its associated side effects, and the uncertainty of the outcome is overwhelming.
FitSteps for Life® (FitSteps) provides cancer patients with the tools to transform a life of lost hope. The program empowers patients to experience an enriched life with new meaning, a sense of value and renewed hope and peace. FitSteps is unique in providing cancer patients with immediate help wherever they are in their cancer treatment experience.
Through our medically supervised cancer exercise program we have seen that exercise delivers unprecedented and immediate benefits to cancer patients both emotionally and physically. Since cancer treatment creates such a significant financial burden, FitSteps is provided free of charge to the patient eliminating cost as a barrier to exercise. Patients are given unlimited exercise sessions for unlimited duration, enabling the patient to adopt a healthy lifestyle.
Clinical Exercise Specialists work directly with each patient to prescribe appropriate exercises based on their diagnosis and physical capabilities. Exercise prescriptions include aerobic exercise, resistance training, and core strengthening along with upper and lower body stretching techniques. Monitoring of metrics during exercise (pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, heart rate recover, RPE) ensures a safe environent for patients.
The FitSteps program also includes home exercise programs, balance and stability training, patient education, caregiver instruction, and nutrition recommendations. Breast cancer patients are instructed in scar mobilization, mobility management, and lymph-edema management.
We TRANSFORM patients one step at a time.
How to Join
To join FitSteps, a patient must be physician referred, but all adult patients are eligible regardless of type or stage of cancer, degree of disability, current stage of cancer care, or any other co-morbid conditions.
You may also contact us for any questions on how to join the FitSteps program.