The Duke Health & Fitness Center participates in the “Exercise is Medicine” initiative created by the American College of Sports Medicine. The program focuses on collaboration between doctors and fitness center staff to include exercise in your treatment plan. We’re committed to the treatment and prevention of diseases and provide a variety of counseling and exercise coaching services to help people dealing with diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and cancer.
This eight-week program includes membership to our fitness center and access to an exercise physiologist to help you reach your goals. If you have an account, we use Duke MyChart to share your latest health information with you and your doctors.
At the start of your program, you’ll partner with an exercise physiologist who is experienced working with people with diabetes who may benefit from a detailed exercise plan. After completing a fitness assessment, the exercise physiologist offers guidance and checks your vital signs. At the end of eight weeks, a second fitness assessment is performed to track your progress and to update your treatment plan. You can continue your membership at the Duke Health & Fitness Center at a discounted rate once the program is completed.
Pricing and Registration
The diabetes exercise program costs $245. You must register for the program before your first visit. Contact Kara Mitchell at 919-660-6818 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Single-Session Exercise or Nutrition Consultations
If you can't commit to a multi-week program, 60-minute sessions with one of our exercise physiologists or registered dietitians are available. They review your current health and create an exercise or nutrition plan based on your goals. The cost is $62 for members and $74 for non-members. Many health insurance plans cover nutrition consultations. If yours does not, out-of-pocket options are available.
To schedule an exercise consultation, contact Mike Tuggle at 919-660-6811 or email email@example.com. To schedule a nutrition consultation, call our nutrition office at 919-660-6656 or email Jaunetta Tapp at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exercise helps manage symptoms of Parkinson's disease by increasing cardiovascular capacity and muscle strength while improving balance and walking mechanics. Our PWR!Moves exercise class meets in person and virtually from 11:30 am to 12:15 pm on Mondays and Thursdays. It teaches functional training exercises to address range of motion, balance, strength, and other Parkinson's-related symptoms.
All participants must provide clearance from their doctor to register. The class costs $67 for members and $75 for non-members per program class. To sign up, contact Sara Edwardson at 919-660-6810 or email email@example.com.
Our exercise physiologists create complementary plans that support your diagnosis, recovery, and quality of life. If you have a My Chart account, we can use the secure portal to collaborate with your care team and share information.
We host free, weekly consultation sessions at the Duke Cancer Institute for current Duke patients receiving treatment for cancer. Exercise physiologists offer 30- to 60-minute sessions between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. on Mondays and 8:45 to 11:30 am on Wednesdays. These are appointment-only and hosted virtually. Email Chris Ehren at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a consultation.
Fitness Center Membership
Our clinical membership provides you with a lifestyle counselor who can create personalized exercise plans and track your progress. Learn about our membership options to see how our trained staff can help you.
If you have a family history of heart disease or recently completed rehab following a cardiac procedure, we can help you stay healthy or continue your recovery. Our clinical membership connects you with an exercise physiologist who can tailor a workout routine to meet your medical needs. This membership includes regular readings of vital signs. If you're a Duke patient, your progress will be added to your Duke MyChart account.