Wellness & Exercise Programs

CCSP offers numerous avenues for patients to introduce or regain physical activity into their lives, including individual consultations and group classes such as Get Real and Heel, a group exercise series, and Cancer Transitions®, a six-week class that includes exercise, nutrition and stress management. See information below.

Helping you safely return or safely adopt a healthy lifestyle

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A unique program designed to serve cancer patients in North Carolina. Get REAL & HEEL is not just an exercise program. It integrates individualized prescriptive exercise with recreational therapy to provide a program that strengthen your body and mind. We develop an individualized plan that helps each participantmanage cancer treatment-related symptoms and increase chances of survivorship and quality of life. Because of grant support, this program is currently provided to individuals free of charge. Please visit Get REAL & HEEL or contact Kelly Hermanson at 919-962-1222,  

Cancer Transitions: Moving Forward After Treatment™

A FREE 2 ½-hour, 4-6 week workshop to help cancer survivors and their caregivers make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Meet other survivors, get your questions answered and learn how to move forward and positively impact your life. 

Expert panelist including physicians, nutritionists, nurses and fitness experts will discuss topics such as: Get Back to Wellness, Healthy Eating Post-Treatment, Medical Care and Surveillance, Physical Activity, and Emotional Health and Wellbeing. You will learn about exercise tailored to each participant’s abilities, training in relaxation and stress management and tips for nutritious eating. Cancer Transitions has a proven track record as an evidence-based program that provides cancer survivors with the tools they need to take charge of their own health and quality of life. 

Cancer Transitions is offered regularly at convenient locations in the area, including Meadowmont-UNC Wellness, and the SECU Family House, as well as numerous locations across the state.  View the current calendar , or visit the Cancer Transitions page, or call the Patient and Family Resource Center at
984-974-8100 to learn about current programs. 

LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program

A 10-week exercise program for cancer survivors who have been treated within the last year. The program is limited to 6-12 participants. Classes will be held at the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont. Each exercise session will consist of a small group routine that varies each week. Progressive exercise will include, but is not limited to: Cardio Machines, Strength Training, Functional Training, Core Training, and Flexibility/Range of Motion Exercises (for example: Aqua Aerobics, Yoga, Low-impact Aerobics, and Mindfulness/Meditation Training). For more information, please contact the UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont at 919-966-5500 or visit www.uncwellness.com.  


LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with nine other survivors in a small group setting. Through the program, certified YMCA instructors help patients build muscle mass and strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and improve energy levels and self-esteem. 

In the Triangle, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA meets year-round at YMCAs throughout Raleigh, Durham, Sanford and Chapel Hill. Class days and times are decided by the participants and vary from session to session or location. Contact your local YMCA for more information.  

For more information about these services and other classes and presentations offered by the CCSP, view the Cancer Support Calendar. For more information about Integrative Medicine and Complementary therapies (CAM) and related resources, check out these recommended websites.