FitSteps for Life at HSC
Fitsteps HSC Is Now Open By Appointment Only
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 HSC Is Now Open By Appointment Only. **
- Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
6913 Camp Bowie Blvd. Suite 175
Fort Worth, TX 761116
Nicole Zurita, 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 FitSteps clients 20% of all the meals they order from Cuisine for Healing and are provided free delivery. However, if a patient is 150% below the federal poverty index, they qualify for Cuisine for Healing’s Medically Referred program and may be eligible for free meals.
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 The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is possible because of generous support from our partners.