SBAC's Program History
The SBAC program started in 1994. Over the past five years over 200 cancer survivors have enrolled in our supervised exercise program. The basic instructional format for the program is as follows:
The SBAC Program is run two times per week including:
Progressive resistance strength training
Specialty strength training
Group exercise and one on one training
Movement therapy (Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi)
Some of the results you can expect:
Out of the responses we obtained from cancer patients, more than 66% believe that attending a supervised exercise program is a form of support network. The reasons for this are easy to see:
Patients can participate in a program with other patients
The program is structured and supportive of their recovery process. Although in a class format, the exercise protocols are individualized for each participant.Patients receive benefits of a support program (sense of belonging, help through a difficult period, assigned a task and goal setting, working through discomfort, etc). similar to the effects of group therapy (sharing thoughts on cancer, recovery process, feelings of hope and a sense of belonging).The Cancer Well-fit Program is a free service for all participants.
1. Each participant can attend one 10 week sessions at no charge.
2. Spouses or significant others of participants can purchase full memberships at SBAC during the time participant is in the group at the discounted rate of $100 per 10 weeks.
3. Any participant in the SBAC Cancer Well-fit Exercise Program may join SBAC, at the completion of their program, with a $100 registration fee. Dues will be charged at the appropriate rate. If a spouse or significant other wishes to join, they shall be entiled to second family member registration fee and dues.
Sign-up for a CancerWell-fit Class by calling SBAC
Call Paula Lilly ext. 262 at the Santa Barbara Athletic Club 966-6147
If you have any further questions about the program please contact us by:
Ask for Paula Lilly ext. 262
Attn: Paula Lilly
Santa Barbara Area Program Sponsored by:
Cancer Center of Santa Barbara
300 West Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105,
A non-profit cancer treatment center