The Hollings Cancer Center invites breast cancer survivors to enroll in the new Survivors' Fit Club. This 10-week exercise, nutrition, and behavior change program focuses on improved cardiovascular fitness, muscle strength, body composition, fatigue, anxiety, depression, self-esteem and several quality of life factors specific to cancer survivors. Some studies also show physically active cancer survivors have a lower risk of cancer recurrence.
The program launched in February 2016 in collaboration with the MUSC Wellness Center. The MUSC Wellness Center staff includes a registered dietitian, exercise physiologist, post-rehab exercise specialist, health coach, cognitive-behavioral therapy specialist and certified personal trainers – all available to participants interested in getting fit for life.
Program Details: March 26 through May 30, 2018
- Individual pre-testing for program eligibility will be held August 30 and 31.
- Individual InBody and Micro-Fit testing with goal setting consultation.
- Individual nutrition consultation to review nutrition questionnaire.
- Two group meetings and physical activity sessions with personal trainers.
- Post-rehab specialist available for consultation if health history or physician clearance requires.
Weeks 2 to 9
- The group will meet with trainers weekly on Monday and Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a group session at the MUSC Wellness Center.
- Each week the group will meet with various trainers for an outdoor exercise session.
- Group health coaching – three sessions scheduled over the eight week period.
- Group nutrition education weekly with recipe suggestions and cooking demos.
Weeks 2 to 9 continued
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy group session – three sessions scheduled over the eight week period.
- Exercise will be monitored daily for type of activity and minutes of activity. Recommendations: 150 minutes weekly of moderate aerobic activity and two weekly strength training sessions – yoga, flexibility, strength, cardiovascular and balance exercise included.
- Individual post-testing with short and long term goal setting.
- Group exercise sessions with goal setting.
- Program finale.
- Program participants will receive a membership to the MUSC Wellness Center through December 15, 2018.
To learn more about the Survivors' Fit Club, please call 843-792-6184 or email Melanie Slan.
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