Fit For Survival

Fit For Survival

Call (970) 569-7493 or email fitforsurvival@vailhealth.org to consult with an oncology-certified exercise physiologist: Sarah Giovagnoli, MS or Erin Lepper, MS. 

For a complete list of classes, please visit Shaw Cancer Center.

The American Institute for Cancer Research recommends a minimum of 150 minutes per week or 30 minutes five times per week, of moderate-intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous-intensity exercise to decrease the recurrence of cancer, and to improve overall cancer survival.

The role of physical activity in prevention of any cancers is well known, as is the role of exercise in decreasing treatment side effects, speeding recovery after cancer diagnosis, and enhancing survival. Benefits of exercise include increase in bone density, decrease in treatment related fatigue, improved strength and muscle mass, increased range of motion, as well as physiological benefits. Exercise prescription is now considered standard of care for oncology patients during treatment and for survivorship.

Shaw's exercise physiologists conduct fitness assessments and develop customized exercise programs that meet individual's needs and goals to get "Fit for Survival."  Participants in the program are instructed in aerobic conditioning, strength training, balance and flexibility to increase fitness and overall well-being.
 
The Fit for Survival program or the Spirit of Survival comprehensive wellness program is made possible by the generosity of participants and donors of Pink Vail.