RxEx Medical Programming
We work with a variety of medical conditions to educate the participant, while teaching self-monitoring skills and progressing them toward independent exercise. These programs are twice a week and last 8 weeks (14 sessions). For your program duration, you will have access to the Augusta Health Fitness facility. Our staff members are trained and have degrees in the health and exercise science field. You will need a referral from a healthcare provider.
If you have questions, please contact:
Michael Campbell, Fitness Coordinator
mcampbell [at] augustahealth.com
This is a monitored medical program. Pre and post health evaluations are conducted to track progress. Programming will take place in either the medical space or our therapy pool.
Emphasis is on strengthening and improving range of motion heading into surgery. Referral is through your orthopedic surgeon. The first 4 weeks of program are scheduled with staff twice per week, with the following 4 weeks completed on your own.
Free to anyone who is undergoing or undergone treatment in the past 6 months at the Augusta Health Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders. Referral is through your oncologist. Programming is conducted by a certified Cancer Exercise Trainer over an 8 week period, meeting twice per week (14 sessions).
This program comes at your completion of Cardiac Rehab Phase II at the Augusta Health Heart & Vascular Center. Emphasis is on continuing the program designed by cardiac rehab staff, with an introduction to resistance training for muscular strength and endurance. We help transition you to safely exercise independently!
Bring in your referral form or have it faxed to Membership Services at (540) 332-5095 by your healthcare provider. Referrals need your name, date of birth, diagnosis, and provider's signature. Once we have the referral, a staff member will give you a call. All programs are $80, due at the time of enrollment. These programs are not covered by insurance and are an out-of-pocket cost.
Transition to more…
For those finishing the Rx program, here are some options to explore:
Healthy Lifestyle Program
Enjoy a one month free fitness membership with the purchase of the four pack personal training package. Also get two free weeks of additional membership to transition to independent exercise, with the initial orientation conducted by fitness staff.
Group Fitness classes
A great way to have fun while being active! If you enjoy the water Range of Motion, Aqua Lite and Aqua Express are great classes for beginners. Looking to improve your balance? Try Tai Chi for Beginners or Chair Yoga in the specialty studio. If you enjoy fun music and moves, check out Senior Cardio, Senior Strength, and Chair Exercises. All of our instructors are certified professionals and have a great, safe workout for you. Please let the instructor know if it is your first class.