FitSTEPS for Life®

FitSTEPS for Life® is the only known evidence-based cancer rehabilitation program in the United States that is free, community-based and achieves unprecedented immediate benefits for cancer survivors—at diagnosis to post treatment. The program is designed to assist cancer survivors in achieving and maintaining as much functional mobility and endurance as possible during their cancer experience.

FitSTEPS for Life® is an individualized exercise and nutrition program designed to improve the physical and mental functioning, quality of life, and survival of people living with cancer. It includes aerobic, strength, flexibility and core training. Staff administering the program are degreed in exercise science. Individuals certified by American College of Sports Medicine Cancer Exercise Trainers (CET) supervise FitSTEPS for Life®.

All types of cancer are eligible for rehabilitation such as:

  • Breast cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Prostate cancer
  • Brain cancer
  • Myelomas
  • Colon cancer
  • Leukemia/Lymphoma

Each exercise program is specifically designed to meet your individual needs and are tailored to your requirements regardless of the type or stage of cancer, physical limitations, or phase of treatment you are experiencing (diagnosis, recurrence, remission, or cure).

Services we offer to help you move and function with greater ease and endurance:

  • Therapeutic exercise, strengthening, stretching and home exercise programs
  • Adaptive equipment assessment and training
  • Gait and transfer analysis and training
  • Balance assessment
  • Patient education
  • Nutrition recommendations
  • For breast cancer patients:
    • Scar mobilization
    • Mobility management
    • Edema control

Vitals monitored during exercise for safety:

  • Blood oxygen levels / pulse oximetry
  • Blood pressure
  • Heart rate / heart rate recovery