Exercise is safe and beneficial for most cancer patients and survivors and has been shown to help fatigue and symptom management, improve physical function, and maintain quality of life. CCSP offers numerous avenues for patients and survivors to introduce physical activity into their routines.
Get REAL & HEEL is a free exercise and wellness program for cancer survivors of all types. The program meets three times per week for 16 weeks and is located at the Outdoor Education Center on UNC’s campus in Chapel Hill, NC.
Cancer Transitions is a free program to help cancer survivors and their caregivers make the transition from active treatment to post-treatment care. Topics include: Physical Activity, Healthy Eating, Get Back to Wellness, Medical Care, Emotional Health.
The Comprehensive Cancer Support Program (CCSP) also partners with locations across the state to offer Cancer Transitions. Find the location nearest you.
Yoga has been shown to increase energy, flexibility, strength, balance, range of motion, lymph flow, and bone density, improve insomnia, decrease fatigue, reduce stress and help manage the side effects of cancer treatment.
Join our yoga classes for patients, survivors and caregivers.
ComMotion NC Dance Classes
ComMotion NC Dance classes offer social dance to patients, survivors, and caregivers. Classes are open to singles and couples. You will learn dances such as: Salsa, Bachata, Waltz and Tango. No experience necessary, all experience levels welcome.
More information: 919-445-4255
LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program
UNC Wellness Center at Meadowmont offers this 10-week exercise program for cancer survivors who have been treated within the last year.
More information: 919-966-5500
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA
LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is free 12-week program for adult cancer survivors. Survivors participate in a health and fitness program with nine other survivors in a small group setting.
Contact your local YMCA for more information.
For more information about Exercise classes and presentations offered by the CCSP, view the Cancer Support Calendar