Exercise Therapy for Cancer Survivorship

Research has demonstrated profound beneficial effects of an exercise program for patients during the entire continuum of their cancer care. Exercise enhances patient’s quality of life, reduces symptoms of treatment, reduces fatigue, and builds a sense of optimism. Exercise is beneficial for patients during therapy, recovery, and long term.

New Heart Center for Fitness and Health is introducing a premier program to patients in any stage of treatment or recovery. The program is directed by Ms. Desiree Gallegos, one of the few exercise physiologists in New Mexico specially trained as a Clinical Cancer Exercise Specialist to train patients with cancer. Each patient will receive a program tailored to the type of cancer and cancer treatment.

“Clinical research has established exercise as a safe and effective intervention to counteract the adverse physical and psychological effects of cancer and its treatment.”

-Clinical Oncology Society of Australia position statement on exercise in cancer care

12 Session/ 1 Month Program:

Due to a generous donation we are currently able to offer one month of this program at no charge.

  • *Initial cardiovascular evaluation
  • Weekly Training Session with an Exercise Physiologist and supervised exercise for up to three hours per week.
  • Endurance training that utilizes exercise capable of accommodating patients with physical disabilities.
  • Strength training to combat the muscle atrophy and weakness.
  • Nutritional counseling to assist patients with both adequate nutrition and weight management
  • Flexibility and mobility training to maintain a functional range of motion.

*Not all patients need an initial cardiovascular evaluation. This evaluation is usually covered by insurance and financial aid is available.

The 12 session program is ideally completed within 1-2 months. Call now to enroll!

Contact New Heart Fitness and Wellness if you would like more information on this program. You may call us directly at (505) 881-8195 or email at referrals@newheartnm.com.