FitSteps for Life at UNTHSC
FitSteps for Life® is the pioneer and leader in cancer exercise treatment; prescribing individualized and structured exercise treatment specifically for cancer patients. Clinical Exercise Specialists work directly with each patient to prescribe appropriate exercises based on their diagnosis and physical capabilities. Exercise prescriptions include aerobic exercise, resistance training, and core strengthening, along with upper and lower body stretching techniques. Monitoring of metrics during exercise (pulse oximetry, blood pressure, heart rate, heart rate recovery, RPE) ensures a safe environment for patients.
How to Participate
Anyone with a current or previous cancer diagnosis is eligible for FitSteps. A physician referral by the patient’s primary physician or oncologist is required. FitSteps for Life is provided free for the lifetime of the patient.
Fitsteps added 1 more day. We are now open on Tuesdays!!!
- Monday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- **Tuesday 8 a.m – 5 p.m**
- Wednesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
**New Hours Added **
FitSteps at UNTHSC is located on the 6th floor of the UNT Health Science Center Health Pavilion.
UNTHSC Health Pavilion Room 651
855 Montgomery St
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Tony Truong, Program Coordinator
(817) 735-0550 – Work
(817) 266-5667 – Cell (Text Messages Accepted)
Cuisine for Healing
After a session, cancer patients can continue to stay on a healthy course by picking up nutritious meals. The Cuisine for Healing Outreach Food Program is providing free meals designed to bolster the immune system, clear the body of toxins and help the person recover faster. The program is offering five meals per week for up to 10 weeks at no cost to FitSteps clients.
Shine Therapy will offer oncology massage, which has been shown to ease the emotional and physical stress of treatment and recovery. Oncology massage therapists have been trained to understand the body changes caused by chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, and are sensitive to cancer survivor’s needs.
FitSteps for Life at UNT Health Science Center is possible because of generous support from our partners.
This page was last modified on February 5, 2020