Aurora - University of Colorado Anschutz Health & Wellness Center - Exercise to Improve Cancer Survivorship
12348 E Montview Blvd. Aurora, CO 80045
Fitness Center: 303-724-WELL (9355), Wellness Clinic: 303-724-9030
“Learn the best exercise methods to improve survivorship by taking advantage of a joint initiative between the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, the University of Colorado Cancer Center and the University of Colorado Hospital. This program is designed to help you decrease fatigue, improve strength and balance, and establish lifelong positive behavior changes. Our Cancer Exercise Program includes: Comprehensive pre- and post- assessment which includes a Wellness Report, providing insight into six dimensions of wellness; A cancer exercise specialist to guide you through a personalized exercise prescription; Access to our Fitness Center: Monday-Friday, 8am–4pm, full access Saturday & Sunday. Enrollment is limited, so sign up today!”
Boulder Cancer Survivorship Program - Avanti Therapy
5350 Manhattan Circle, Suite 100, Boulder, CO 80303
“Treatment for cancer and recovery from the effects of treatment present many challenges. We focus on specialized strategies to promote optimal health, longevity and fitness during and after cancer treatment. We are dedicated to promoting physical fitness and healthy lifestyle choices as essential parts of cancer management and recovery. We work closely with survivors and their healthcare team to promote optimal recovery, rehabilitation, and longevity for all persons affected by cancer. Our program empowers cancer survivors to make a positive impact on their overall health and prognosis. We provide a safe haven for cancer recovery.”
Colorado Parks and Recreation - CancerFit Program for Cancer Survivors
Program is available at recreation centers in: Centennial, Durango, Fruita, Lakewood, Littleton, Parker, & Wheat Ridge.
"The Cancer Fitness Institute has been providing exercise programs to cancer survivors for over twelve years, helping over 1,600 cancer survivors regain strength and confidence through exercise. Our focus is on providing a program that is “health” rather than “hospital” oriented, to give our participants the opportunity to exercise in their own community and to incorporate exercise as a lifelong habit. The three month CancerFit exercise program is open to adults of all ages and fitness levels. Participants are both men and women who have survived every type of cancer. Exercise physiologists with a cancer specialty oversee all aspects of the exercise regimen, which aids in recovery and general fitness during and after treatment. The fitness program includes flexibility, balance, cardiovascular and strength training. The program is currently offered through 13 recreation facilities across Colorado…"
For more information on CancerFit sites, see:
Some scholarships are available:
Colorado Springs - Penrose Cancer Center - The “Survivor Fit” Cancer Exercise Program
Penrose Cancer Center, 2222 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80907
Register by calling 719-776-5281
“Survivor Fit” is designed to develop and support quality exercise programs for survivors in a healthy and positive community environment. This program provides cancer survivors with an individualized exercise program to assist them in their recovery. Survivor Fit is open to men and women, who have had any type of cancer, are currently in treatment or post-treatment, regardless of their fitness level. The cost is $25 for 3 months… You can register by calling 719-776-5281 or by filling out our online form. Once your form has been submitted we will follow up to schedule your first session and payment.”
Denver - Rose Medical Center - The Cancer Exercise Program
Rose Medical Center, 4567 E. 9th Ave. Denver, CO 80220
“The Cancer Exercise Program at Rose is designed to meet the individual needs of the patient who has just been diagnosed with, is being treated for, or is in remission from, any form of cancer… Each patient has their own unique set of needs and goals, and our gradually progressive exercise plan is created to meet and achieve them. The goal of the program is to improve quality of life by reducing cancer-related fatigue and improving the ability to cope with treatment related symptoms…. The program, and each session, is led by a qualified Exercise Physiologist, certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist, and is held in the Physical Therapy gym (all equipment is cleaned regularly) … These sessions are held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 3:30 - 6:30 pm, and Tuesday & Thursday between 9:15 - 11:30 am. The sessions last one hour in duration, and are done in a group setting. Our program is self-pay, as most insurances do not currently cover the service. Cost for participation is only $60.00 per month, and $60.00 for the initial assessment. Aside from this, physician referral is all that is required to join.”
Littleton - Feisty Fit Females
Connie Carson, 720.635.3823
1341 West Caley Avenue, Littleton, CO 80120
“Feisty Fit Females, a free exercise group for women cancer survivors, meets the final Thursday of most months from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. We're dedicated to helping women with cancer be more physically fit and well. Each session is not always an actual work-out; rather, speakers present diversified topics that pertain to wellness and health. ”
University of Northern Colorado - Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehab Institute
Call to schedule an appointment at (970) 351-1876
“The Rocky Mountain Cancer Rehabilitation Institute (RMCRI) is the only comprehensive cancer rehabilitation facility of its kind. The Institute provides individualized prescriptive exercise in the recovery of cancer treatment-related symptoms…Each program is individualized to fit our clients’ needs and goals. Following an initial assessment at RMCRI, clients will be assigned to a specific Phase of Rehabilitation based on their treatment status and their placement on the cancer continuum. A referral is required from either your oncologist or primary care physician. “
LiveStrong at the YMCA
"The Livestrong program at the YMCA is a free, 12-week program that helps cancer survivors and people in cancer treatment heal and reclaim their health through exercise and encouragement.
Guided by the American College of Sports Medicine and American Cancer Society, the class features exercise methods that safely address the unique physical needs and concerns of people affected by cancer."