BfitBwell is a 3-month long individualized exercise program for individuals diagnosed with cancer who are currently going through treatment at the University of Colorado Cancer Center or no more than post 6 months treatment. An extensive pre- and post-assessment is conducted providing insight into diet and nutrition, sleep, stress, fatigue and depression, quality of life, self-efficacy, muscular strength, flexibility, and cardiovascular endurance. Participants will be working one-on-one and in semi-private settings completing an exercise program designed by a Cancer Exercise Specialist.
All training sessions are individualized and tailored to the specific needs of the individual. Participants will have access to the fitness center Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm, and full access Saturday and Sunday, 7am-5pm.
To transform the lives of cancer survivors by providing expert evaluation, excellent patient care, and cancer-specific exercise training. We are research leaders impacting Colorado through collaboration with the University of Colorado Cancer Center, UCHealth
system, and their respective care teams.
Our goal is to provide evidence-based, individualized, and supervised prescriptive exercise interventions to cancer patients and to promote increased functional capacity and quality of life for individuals with cancer during and following treatment.
$177.00 Total (Can be broken down to $59.00 per month for the 3 months)
3 months in length
What the program includes:
We know that any given day, things may change, based on how you feel, energy level, etc. so we are able and often adapt as necessary. Incorporating exercise into your routine is often new and can awaken new muscles, so it is our job to find a balance of what is appropriate for you based on how you are feeling and reacting to exercise.
Exercise in cancer patients has been proven to:
Exercise is recommended and beneficial to almost every person and population. People young and old, well and ill, can often safely participate in exercise and experience improvements in physical fitness, physical function, and overall quality of life. Cancer survivors are no exception.
The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) has issued exercise recommendations for cancer survivors. The recommendations state that cancer survivors should participate in 30 minutes of moderate-intensity cardiovascular exercise 3 times per week and 30-minute strength training sessions 2-3 times per week. It has been shown that it is safe for cancer survivors to participate in exercise, both during and after treatment. Previous research has shown that cancer survivors participating in exercise programs experience improvements in physical fitness, physical function, fatigue, and quality of life. In addition to these benefits, there is also evidence that increased physical activity and exercise may lead to decreased risks of all-cause and cancer-specific mortality.
The safety and benefits of exercise can vary based on cancer diagnosis, stage, or treatment, so it is important to speak with your doctor prior to starting an exercise program. Here at the BfitBwell Program, we incorporate the latest recommendations to make sure your exercise program is safe and appropriate for you during each visit.
Here at the BfitBwell Program, we are working to perform research that will help us improve the exercise programs that we, and others, provide to cancer survivors. Below are our active studies. Please inquire about potential research opportunities if you are interested when you start the program.