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Empowering The Rest of Your Journey

Our Story

In the U.S., almost two million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. Recovering from the mental and physical aftermath of cancer treatment can feel disheartening, overwhelming, and lonely. While cancer patients receive a lot of care and encouragement during treatment, support after treatment is lacking.
We know because we’ve been there. Aaron Grunke started Survivor Fitness after being diagnosed with cancer and battling with the aftermath of his treatments and surgeries. He was left wondering “What now?”. After struggling for many years, he was finally given the opportunity to take the proper steps to recover from his cancer diagnosis. It was then that Aaron realized the need for a program that could bridge the post-treatment gap and help cancer survivors truly overcome cancer.

Survivor Fitness has helped hundreds of cancer survivors find hope and healing after treatment through one-on-one training, fitness, and nutritional support. In 2024, we added a mental health program to further support survivors in their recovery. Each participant is met at their point of need and given the tools and resources they need to overcome the many side effects of treatment and surgeries. Survivor Fitness helps individuals take the important first steps on their journey toward long-term health.

Meet The Founder

After surviving an aggressive form of testicular cancer at the age of 23, Survivor Fitness Founder Aaron Grunke felt alone and isolated. He quickly learned he wasn’t capable of the physical activity he could easily handle before his diagnosis. It wasn’t until Aaron met with a personal trainer three years later that he felt that he was taking steps to truly recover — mentally and physically — from his treatment.
Through his experience, Aaron decided that no cancer survivor should have to face this journey alone. Aaron and his wife, Meg, launched Survivor Fitness to empower cancer survivors to regain their health and wellness through one-on-one personal training, nutritional support, and mental health counseling.

Our Mission

We empower survivors to reclaim their health and thrive after cancer treatment.

Our Values


We exist to provide hope and restoration to others.


We provide tools and resources that empower cancer survivors to take control of their life after cancer.


Cancer sucks, but life after doesn’t have to! Survivor Fitness is committed to making cancer recovery a positive experience and creating a fun work environment.


Survivor Fitness strives to change how people view cancer recovery through continued innovation and creative ideas.

Health & Wellness

You only get one body — take care of it. We support health and wellness for body, mind, and soul.


We have a deep conviction to change lives. Restoring hope drives our work.


We actively participate in our communities and make positive contributions.

Pursue Growth & Learning

We value continued growth and learning in our area of expertise and related fields.

Our Team


Meg Grunke

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Ashley Walls

Program Coordinator

Jessica Dwight

Program Coordinator

Board of Directors


Hollie Adams


Chris Anglin


Liz Bagwell

Professional portrait of Whitney Biggs.

Whitney Biggs


Peyton Cherry


Jamie Ernst


Chris Guay


Michelle Hunter


Callie Jubran


Rhett Lankford


Marriah Mabe


Rachel Mitchell


Erik Morrison


Anita Slaughter


Aaron Grunke


Map Of Locations

Physical Locations

Originally founded in Nashville, Survivor Fitness has expanded our reach to make the program accessible to cancer survivors across Tennessee.

Virtual Training

We also provide virtual training options for participants who live outside of these areas.

Become a Survivor Fitness Trainer

Do you want to help survivors thrive? We’re always looking for the right people to make a difference in our participants’ lives.

Corporate Partners

Through their generosity and continuous support, our corporate partners play an integral role in helping cancer survivors find hope and healing. Connect with our team to learn more and discuss partnership ideas.

Program Partners

Our growing network of fitness centers, trainers, dietitians, and mental health counselors allows us to offer our program to cancer survivors no matter their age, location, or fitness level. If you have questions about locations or are interested in becoming an affiliated partner, let us know!