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Medical Programming

We offer several monitored medical exercise and educational programs for individuals who want to exercise but have special needs, chronic conditions or physical limitations! These may include but are not limited to individuals with chronic illnesses such as stable cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes, severe obesity, pulmonary disease and/or orthopedic limitations. The program is also available to those who have been recently discharged from outpatient physical therapy, outpatient cardiac rehab or other disciplines within Augusta Health or surrounding areas. These programs are designed to educate the participants while teaching self-monitoring skills and moving them towards independent exercise.

Please contact:

Moneymaker, Heather
Medical Fitness Coordinator at Fitness
hmoneymaker [at] augustahealth.com
(540) 332-5527 Staunton
(540) 932-5527 Waynesboro

Medical Fitness Programs

RxEX Program

This is a monitored medical program by physician referral only. Once you are referred by your physician, you will take part in an 8 week program, exercising with our qualified staff twice per week. You will also receive pre & post health evaluations to see your improvements throughout the program. Exercise sessions may be in a small group or independently, with the focus on meeting your goals set prior to the program. Each workout is created specifically with your needs in mind. Participants in this program are also eligible to utilize Augusta Health Fitness throughout the 8 week program.

RxEX Aqua

This is a monitored medical program by physician referral only. Once you are referred by your physician, you will take part in an 8 week program, exercising with our qualified staff twice per week in the therapy pool. You will also receive pre & post health evaluations on land to see your improvements throughout the program. Exercise sessions may be in a small group of 2 or independently, with the focus on meeting your goals set prior to the program. Each workout is created specifically with your needs in mind with staff assisting you in the water, or instructing you on the pool deck. Participants in this program are also eligible to utilize Augusta Health Fitness throughout the 8 week program.

RxEX Cancer

The Prescription Cancer Exercise Program, also known as the Cancer RxEX Program, is an 8 week program available to members of the community who have had or currently have Cancer. The program is designed to improve a person's stamina, strength, and fitness needs through monitored exercise. Each participant will receive a pre and post-program evaluation to monitor progression and success throughout the program. Participants will also meet with a Certified Cancer Specialist twice a week to be assisted with an individual workout routine. If you are currently undergoing treatment or have had treatment within the past 6 months at Augusta Health, the program fee is waived.

RxEX Joint Prehab

The prescription exercise joint prehab program, also known as the RxEX Joint Prehab program is a 4 week program. This 4 week program is designed specifically for those scheduled for joint replacement surgery. An individual workout program will be created for each participant, with emphasis on strengthening the muscles around the joint being replaced. Communication with the participant's physician ensures the workout routine is safe and effective. A pre and post evaluation is completed, with outcomes sent to the referring orthopedic physician. Participants are also able to utilize Fitness throughout the 4 week program.

RxEX Youth

Augusta Health Fitness' newest medical program is the Prescription Exercise Youth Program, also known as the RxEX Youth Program. This is an 8 week program available to youth between the ages of 8–12 years, who are referred to Fitness by their physician. The program is designed to improve your child's fitness and wellness needs through monitored exercise and age appropriate nutrition. Each participant will receive a pre and post-program evaluation to monitor progression and success throughout the program. Nutrition classes will focus on bringing awareness about food choices, portion sizes and healthier options. Classes meet twice per week, for a half an hour each class.

Enrolling

To enroll in any of the RxEX Programs, please stop by Membership Services to receive a referral form to take to your physician. Or call Membership Services (540) 332-5843 and provide your name, date of birth, physicians name and fax number, and the staff will gladly send the referral form for you. Once the referral form is returned from your physician's office, Membership Services staff will call you to begin enrollment.

Members & Non-Members
RxEX Program $80
RxEX Aqua $80
RxEX Cancer $80
RxEX Joint Prehab $80
RxEX Youth $80

Client Training Plus

A one-on-one supervised exercise program if you have medical conditions or were recently discharged from physical therapy but are not able to exercise on your own. Sessions up to 60 minutes focus on exercises, skills and movements on land or in the water.

Members Non-Members
1 session $20 $25
4 sessions $70 $85
8 sessions $133 $160
12 sessions $189 $225
16 sessions $238 $285

Each session is up to 1 hour.

Session times are scheduled with staff. You're limited to a maximum of eight sessions unless approved by Medical Fitness.

Transition Programs

Once discharged from therapy, give yourself the gift of fitness by joining Augusta Health Fitness. Our Medical Fitness Coordinator will meet with you to help you formulate fitness goals. You may enter our Medical Programming or begin your own workout program. Our Fitness Exercise Specialists will provide a full equipment orientation and answer your questions. Transition Programs are available in one-, two-, or three-month memberships. Contact a Membership Services Representative at (540) 332-5843 for more details.

Specialty Classes for Individuals with Chronic Ailments

Augusta Health Fitness offers several specialty group classes and educational programs for individuals who want a low impact, exercise but have special needs or chronic conditions. These may include but are not limited to individuals with chronic illnesses such as Arthritis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, and more. These classes are also available to those who have been recently discharged from Therapy, or other disciplines within Augusta Health and surrounding areas. These programs are designed to educate the participants while assisting to tackle the disturbances in our body and to enable greater self-awareness.

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Gentle movements reduce pain and stiffness, improve muscle strength and joint flexibility, promote tranquility and uplift your spirits. Provides a safe and interesting program that can be learned by almost anyone without prior knowledge of Tai Chi.

Tai Chi for Diabetes

Minimize your risk of complications by improving your heart/lung function, muscular strength, flexibility and balance. Sessions include warm-up, wind-down, Qigong exercises, special precautions and a set of 19-movement Sun and Yang-style Tai Chi.

Range of Motion Aqua

Gain greater flexibility and range of motion to overcome arthritis, body aches and pains. No swimming required.

Tai Chi for Cancer Recovery

Tai Chi movements are gentle, graceful, fluid, circular motions that are slow in tempo designed to exercise the body, mind and spirit. You also learn how to use abdominal breathing and learn how to relax. All of these factors help control weight, improve posture and reduce stress. This class is sponsored by the Augusta Health Cancer Center and open to all Cancer Recovery patients to attend, member or non-member, FREE OF CHARGE. If you are new, please check in at the front desk to fill out a guest waiver.