Cancer and Exercise

Cancer survivors are actively participating in personalized Dynamic Strength Training® group exercise programs at St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and at The Wellness Community-Foothills in Pasadena, CA. These unique sessions use multiple levels of elastic resistance tubing plus a few unique accessories to effectively challenge all major muscle groups. Up to fifteen people receive customized fitness instruction at the same time. The St. Vincent Medical Center program is funded by a grant from the Daughters of Charity Foundation.

In 2002, Dynamic Strength Training for Cancer Survivors at St. Vincent Medical Center received international recognition as a finalist for a prestigious Nova7 Award by IHRSA (The International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association) and Fitness Management Magazine in the category of Best Innovation in Exercise Programming.

The Wellness Community-Foothills’ Dynamic Strength Training® program has been in place continuously since April 1, 1996. It is the original flagship program designed specifically to serve the needs of people experiencing cancers of all types. Both programs are offered free of charge.

Up to 60 people per week are consistently involved in these activities that boost their fitness levels. Additionally, participants are making new friends while establishing new support groups at the same time. It becomes clear that they are not alone in their battle for longevity. Click here for a schedule of training sessions.