Health Fitness Well Fit

Health & Fitness Center Cancer Well Fit Program

Get Fit

Most medical research, including the U.S. Attorney General's Report on Physical Activity, agrees that exercise is a large part of improving and maintaining one's health. Similar research now supports many of these same activities for individuals undergoing cancer treatment.

As you may be well aware, there are potentially many side effects to cancer treatment such as fatigue, nausea, loss of strength/flexibility, weight gain, anxiety and depression. Exercise can help you return to your life and all of its activities. Studies have shown that patients participating in a routine exercise program can experience improvement of their strength by up to 50 percent, aerobic capacity up to 60 percent, and a general improvement of their quality of life.

Well Fit ProgramMercy's Cancer Well-Fit offers:

  • Cancer-specific exercise program, not a general "one size fits all" approach
  • Fully educated and trained fitness staff that understand the special needs of cancer patients
  • Ability of participants to work out with others with similar conditions
  • Access to other professionals, e.g. Registered Dietitian, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist and staff from the Mercy Cancer Center
  • A chance to take control of your life

The Well-Fit Program offers the following program options:

  • Cardiovascular fitness/strength program
  • Aquatic programs
  • Tai Chi classes

The fees associated with these options vary. Please call Mercy's Health Fitness Center at 330-966-8997 for more information or a tour of our facility.

How to Join

Before joining the Center, you need to seek a referral from your physician or oncologist (Download Physician Referral Form). Then call the Health Fitness Center at 330-966-8997 to make an appointment for an initial intake assessment and orientation.

6200 Whipple Ave. N.W.
North Canton, OH 44720
330-966-8997