Exercise & Wellness for Cancer Survivors

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sarasota Memorial’s Thrive wellness and exercise classes are only available online. In-person classes have temporarily been canceled.

Click here for the online Thrive class video playlist for Oncology Yoga, Oncology Tai Chi, Oncology Recovery Exercise and Oncology Qigong.

Sarasota Memorial’s care for cancer patients goes beyond treatment. Our supportive care services give cancer survivors and their families the resources to thrive following treatment—to overcome the challenging side effects of cancer treatments and live their best lives.

This is what the Sarasota Memorial Thrive Program is all about. The Thrive Program offers oncology-specific, group fitness classes, rehabilitation, nutrition, counseling and other wellness services to address the side effects of cancer treatments.

Now offered in video format online, Thrive Oncology group-exercise classes are FREE for cancer patients, survivors and their caregivers/support people, and are open to HealthFit members and nonmembers. The line-up includes:

    • Oncology Tai Chi – Improve balance, strength and flexibility with gentle, fluid movement that helps calm stress during this class led by a trained Tai Chi instructor. Click here to access the class online.
    • Oncology Qigong – Promote mind-body wellness through controlled breathing, movement exercise and guided meditation during this class led by a certified instructor. Click here to access the class online.
  • Oncology Recovery Exercise – Improve balance, flexibility, strength and mobility using light weights during this class led by a licensed physical therapist. Click here to access the class online.

For more information about Thrive support groups and other survivorship services, click here or call 941-917-7827.


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HealthFit is located just west of I-75 at the intersection of Clark Road and Rand Road.