FitSTEPS for Life®

FitSTEPS for Life® is a free fitness and counseling program designed for cancer survivors and patients currently undergoing cancer treatment.
Developed by retired oncologist Dr. Gary Kimmel, the program addresses each individual’s specific needs to help improve their quality of life and survival rate. Research shows that patients can improve their survival rates by as much as 50% by exercising during and after cancer treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Patients currently undergoing treatment for cancer
Cancer survivors
Requires recommendation from a licensed, practicing physician

FitSTEPS for Life® begins with the patient’s initial assessment:

Vital statistics
Assessment of the physical needs of the patient

The trainer will develop an exercise program based on the assessment, including individual training until the patient is ready to exercise independently.

Physical conditioning using low-impact equipment
Cardiovascular, strength & stretching exercises
Use of lightweight dumbbells, stretch bands, stability ball, treadmill
Dietary counseling
Psychological support
Spiritual support

Improves muscle tone, strength, endurance and resistance to chronic disease
Helps enhance independence
Reduces side effects that may result from chemotherapy
Increased energy, less fatigue
Reduces bone marrow suppression
Reduces risk of infection
Helps prevent and deal with depression

Contact the FitSTEPS for Life® Center

The FitSTEPS for Life® Center is in the Fitness Center at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville, Texas, located just inside the rear parking lot entrance. A changing room is available in the Fitness Center for use by FitSTEPS for Life® participants.
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-2p.m.

Contact Information:
The FitSTEPS for Life® Center
2nd Floor Medical Pavilion
Hunt Regional Medical Center

Related Locations

  • Hunt Regional Center Greenville
    Hunt Regional Medical Center Greenville

    4215 Joe Ramsey Blvd, Greenville, TX 75401 | 903.408.5000