At The Lacks Cancer Center, we understand that recovery from cancer can be physically, emotionally and spiritually demanding. While rest is very important, taking an active role in your own recovery is essential to becoming whole again. Cancer Well-fit™ is an award-winning exercise program designed specifically for patients who are undergoing or have already undergone cancer treatment.
Cancer Well-fit™ is a 14-week program, consisting of 10 weeks of supervised exercise sessions and an additional four weeks of open membership at The MAC and East Hills. As a part of the program, patients are welcome to invite a supportive friend or family member to participate along with them.
Classes focus on progressive strength training, balance and stability, flexibility and core strength. Our Cancer Well-fit™ instructors are the only nationally recognized Certified Cancer Exercise Trainers in the State of Michigan. They will work with individuals to design and implement a program specific to the needs and abilities of the participants.
Who is Eligible?
- Those who are currently in treatment for cancer or have completed treatment within the past six months.
- Those willing and motivated to commit to twenty supervised sessions over 10 weeks.
- Those physically able to participate in the classes.
- Family members or friends of qualified participants.
The cost of Cancer Well-fit is $50 for patients of The Lacks Cancer Center (support partner included), or $150 for participants who are not patients at The Lacks Cancer Center (support partner included). In some instances, the patient's insurance company may pay for this service.
Ways to Participate
Patient only: The Cancer Well-fit™ participant attends the scheduled classes and also has full access to the club while in the program.
Patient with supporter: The Cancer Well-fit™ participant attends the scheduled classes, has full access to the club while in the program. Supporters are encouraged to come to the classes and participate with the patient as much as possible.
Both memberships will have the same beginning and end date for the 14-week period.
How to Register for Cancer Well-fit™
Simply call The Lacks Cancer Center at Saint Mary's at 616-685-5222 to speak with someone who will guide you through the enrollment process.
Click here to download the Program Description and Consent Form.
If you have additional questions or would like to learn more about the program, please call 616-685-5222.