Exercise Programs

Exercise programs set up to meet the needs of cancer patients are emerging throughout the country 

Exercise programs set up to meet the needs of cancer patients are emerging throughout the country. Listed below are some exercise programs that range in focus from individualized training and therapy to group exercise and support. Some programs help cancer patients of all ages, while others target the needs of an older population or other specific groups. Patients should consult their physician, nurse or social worker for a community- or hospital-based program that fits their specific needs.

Addressing Cancer Through Individualized Exercise (ACTIVE)

Seattle,swedish.org/body.cfm?id=2304, 206-215-6333

Beat Cancer Boot Camp

Tucson, Arizona, beatcancerbootcamp.com, 903-561-0149; 972-664-0523

Cancer Foundation for Life

Tyler, Texas, and Dallas area, cancerfoundationforlife.org, 903-561-0149; 972-664-0523

Cancer Well-fit Program

Santa Barbara, California, cancerwellfit.com, 805-966-6147

Duke Health and Fitness Center

Durham, North Carolina, cfl.duke.edu or www.dukefitness.org, 919-660-6660

George Washington University Cancer Institute's Healing with Basketball

Washington, D.C., gwumc.edu/gwci/healingwithbasketball.html, 202-994-3972

Ho’ola Cancer Exercise Wellness Program

Kailua, Hawaii, cancerexercisewellness.org, 808-778-6691

Healthy Steps

Available in 14 countries, including the United States, gohealthysteps.com, 877-365-6014

Mount Carmel Breast Cancer Exercise Program

Columbus, Ohio, mountcarmelhealth.com/programs-services/breast-cancer-exercise-program/, 614-234-4006

Moving on Aerobics

New York City, movingonaerobics.org, 212-229-8391

Summit Cancer Solutions

Select locations in Colorado, summitcancersolutions.org, 303-409-2206

Triumph Fitness Program

Sacramento, California, triumphfitnessprogram.com, 916-734-0823

Presbyterian Cancer Center's Strides to Strength program

Charlotte, North Carolina, presbyterian.org, 704-384-6953

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA

Select locations nationwide, livestrong.org/ymca, 866-673-7205