Author: UT Tyler
T Tyler graduate student and exercise specialist Nara Asgari assists Paula Shackelford with a specialized exercise routine three times a week in the Herrington Patriot Center. But Shackelford is not a typical patron. She is one of many East Texans who has battled cancer and enrolled in a unique program aimed to improve the lives of cancer patients.
The health and kinesiology department’s newest community offering, FitSteps for Life, is the brainchild program of the Cancer Foundation for Life – a non-for-profit dedicated to enhancing cancer patients’ lives. FitSteps is the pioneer and leader in cancer exercise treatment, advocating individualized and structured exercise treatment specifically for cancer patients with physician referral.