CaroMont Cancer Center’s Fifth 8-Week Class Matching Cancer Patients and Fitness

CaroMont Cancer Center’s Fifth 8-Week Class Matching Cancer Patients and Fitness

Written By: Dr. Charles Meakin

CaroMont Cancer Center is embarking on its fifth 8-week class that matches cancer patients and fitness. The Pride Program has eight lectures given once a week that are specific to survivorship while this group of survivors get personal fitness training from our exercise physiologist Anna Lee. Each patient has fitness goals established at the beginning of the program and retested at the end. The participants are also encouraged to use the hospital fitness center frequently between lectures and can continue to use it after the eight weeks for a small charge. The Genesis for this program is the emerging epidemiological data that shows routine exercise improves the quality of life of cancer patients and also lowers recurrence rates in common cancer sites as breast, colorectal, and prostate.

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What is P.R.I.D.E?

Take P.R.I.D.E in restoring your health.
P.R.I.D.E is an eight-week cancer wellness and exercise program designed to assist in managing the physical, social, psychological and spiritual side effects of cancer treatment. This program focuses on patients and survivors during treatment or recovery phases.


To improve survivorship by:

  • Reducing fatigue.
  • Maintaining or improving strength and endurance.
  • Improving quality of life.
  • Increasing independence in normal activities.
  • Decreasing risk

Benefits of Participation

Surgery Patients:
P.R.I.D.E. can help improve range of motion and flexibility after surgery.

Chemotherapy and Radiation patients:
P.R.I.D.E. can assist during and after treatments to increase your stamina, improve treatment tolerance and increase physical function.

P.R.I.D.E. can help restore muscle strength, reduce fatigue, increase lung capacity and improve flexibility.

Program Highlights

  • Led by an Exercise Physiologist.
  • Medical Referral from MD.
  • Medical Referral Membership Rate available to graduates of the program at CaroMont Health and Fitness Center.
  • Access to a Registered Dietitian.
  • Health Review with a Registered Nurse.
  • Restorative Yoga.

Key Offerings

  • One-on-one coaching and consultation with an Exercise Physiologist.
  • Individualized exercise plan based on physician recommendations.
  • Low-impact cardio classes.
  • Strength exercise classes.

Additional Services and Programs at CaraMont

Caromont Health and Fitness Center:
Fitness Center memberships, personal training, nutrition consultations and group fitness classes. For more information, please call 704.671.7930.

Cardiovascular Services:
Caromont offers Cardiac Rehabilitation for people who have had heart attacks, heart surgery or corrective heart catheterizations. Caromont also offers a Pulmonary Rehabilitation program for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. For more information, please call 704.671.7932.

Contact Us –

Caromont Health and Fitness Center
660 Summit Crossing Place, Suite 302
Gastonia, NC 28054

Monday – Thursday: 5:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 5:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 7:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.