Trainer working with Living Fit client in gym.

The LIVING-FIT program is a six week, small group program for women undergoing adjuvant hormone therapy for breast cancer. The program focuses on educating women about the importance of integrating exercise into the management of treatment related side-effects.

Through interactive, open forum discussions about barriers to exercise as well as information and practical strategies to adopting a more active lifestyle, participants will be encouraged and empowered to make positive lifestyle changes.

The group meets at our location on campus for one hour each week for six weeks. Participants are given a workbook and pedometer. The workbook facilitates the discussion of each week and the pedometer is used as a tool to track progress in a walking program. A home-based resistance training program is provided to each member of the group and taught by our staff to ensure proper form. This program is repeated each week in our facility and participants will be required to do it once in their home as well. Physical activity goals are set each week for the upcoming week. The idea is to increase the amount of physical activity in a way that is reasonable for each individual.

See how the LIVING-FIT program is stepping up support for breast cancer survivors.