A free strength/fitness program for cancer patients and survivors
This small group training program is designed for adult cancer survivors who have recently become de-conditioned or chronically fatigued from their treatment and/or disease.
Our goal is to help patients build muscle mass and muscle strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve functional ability. Additional goals include reducing the severity of therapy side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes, improving energy levels and self-esteem. A final goal of the program is to assist participants in developing their own physical fitness program so they can continue to practice a healthy lifestyle.
Criteria for Participation:
- Strong personal desire. Patient needs to enroll in the program (rather than a family member)
- Personally commit to attending all classes
- Inform their physician of their plan to join the program
- Give permission for the exercise specialist to call physician or person giving treatment when necessary
- Complete our screening forms and answer health questions
- This class is recommended for patients who have recently finished their cancer treatment. The enrollment decision will be made on an individual basis.
Certified Personal Trainers, trained by Stanford and the OFJCC, will give personal individualized instruction to participants. The instructors are trained in the elements of cancer, post-rehab exercise, nutrition and supportive cancer care.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 10–June 28
Goldman Fitness Center
This program is complimentary
Contact: Bonnie McLaughlin | (650) 223-8719 | [email protected]