The LiveFit Cancer Exercise Program at UNC Wellness Centers is designed to help cancer survivors ease their way back into physical activity with the help of trained fitness professionals.  The program is a 10-week exercise program for cancer survivors whom have been treated within the last year. The program is limited to 6-12 participants.

Each exercise session will consist of a small group routine that varies each week. Progressive exercise will include, but is not limited to:

  • Using the Cardio Machines
  • Strength Training
  • Functional Training
  • Core Training
  • Flexibility/Range of Motion Exercises
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Low-impact Aerobics
  • Mindfulness/Meditation Training

The screening process includes an application, doctor’s consent, a review of medical history, and health related questionnaires to ensure that each applicant is able to participate in low to moderate intensity physical activity in a small-group setting. In addition, each applicant will take part in a physical screening at the UNC Wellness Center location of program prior-to or during the first week of the program to be cleared to participate. At the conclusion of the program, participants will be given the same screenings to check for progress and improvements. Screening will include the following tests:

  • Range of Motion
  • Body Composition
  • Weight and Height
  • Circumferences (Arms, legs, chest, waist, hips)
  • 6-minute Walk Test for Cardiovascular Fitness
  • 1 Rep Strength Test
  • Blood Pressure
  • Quality of Life survey
  • Fatigue Survey

For more information on the LiveFit program at UNC Wellness Centers you may contact the following:   

Dustin Buttars, MA, ACSM HFS
Fitness Director
919-843-3103
dbuttars@unch.unc.edu