What is Survivor Fitness?

Survivor Fitness Foundation is a 501(c)(3) that helps cancer survivors regain their health and wellness through one-on-one personal training and nutritional support. Every year hundreds of thousands of people live beyond their cancer diagnosis. They are often left weak, frail and unsure of how to recover from the mental and physical aftermaths of the illness. And while there is much support during treatment, the support post-treatment is lacking.

Survivor Fitness participants are paired with a personal trainer to receive training for 12 weeks, twice a week, while also receiving guidance from a registered dietitian. Through this individualized, custom program, survivors can overcome many of the side effects of their cancer diagnosis, and reduce their chance of injury, relapse and re-hospitalization.

Impact Numbers & Results

Nearly 100 cancer survivors have participated in Survivor Fitness’s program. With thousands of people surviving cancer every year in Tennessee and no other program of this kind, you have the opportunity to make an immense impact.

Survivor Fitness has proven to:

  • Decrease overall body fat
  • Increase lean muscle mass
  • Reduce the chance of injury while working out
  • Improve participants mental and emotional state, while reducing stress and anxiety
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Help financially support survivors to receive the necessary support and knowledge to regain their health

Why Support Survivor Fitness?

Research shows there are many benefits to physical activity and proper nutrition while recovering from cancer, including reduced recurrence and re-hospitalization, and increased endurance. But due to the financial hardships many survivors face, they are often unable to take the proper steps to begin regaining their health. By supporting Survivor Fitness, you are providing cancer survivors with the opportunity to truly overcome cancer and prevent the possibility of injury or an additional cancer diagnosis. This is truly a life-changing opportunity.

How to Support Survivor Fitness

Through the support of others, we can provide our programs for little to no cost. It costs approximately $870 per participant, $750 for the personal training program and $120 for the nutritional program. In addition, we provide numerous one-off programs to provide support and community for our participants through their survivorship journey. Survivor Fitness is a registered 501(c)(3).

We would love to discuss potential opportunities and how we might work together. If you are interested in discussing in more detail, please contact Meg Grunke at meg@survivorfitness.org or 615-663-8660.

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