FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness
Medical Fitness Program

What if there was one medicine so powerful in maintaining and improving health that it could prevent or treat dozens of diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease and obesity? There is!

Exercise can treat and prevent many diseases.  Your doctor feels that exercise is so important for your health that he or she may prescribe it during your visit, just as medication or tests might be prescribed.

The Medical Fitness Program collection features fitness programs for individuals transitioning from or managing a medical condition or needing additional support to improve their level of physical activity.

9 Specialized 8-week Programs
Cost $99

Cancer Wellness
Cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment benefit from an integrative fitness program including gentle yoga, Pilates, meditation and relaxation techniques to reconnect the mind and body while slowly advancing their fitness level through strength and aerobic exercise.  
Available at Southern Pines location. 

Diabetes Fitness
Diabetes can be complex, but this physical activity program can help you manage your diabetes by improving blood sugar control, insulin sensitivity and weight maintenance.  We also recommend participation in the FirstHealth Diabetes Self-management Program.

Fit for Surgery
Designed for pre-surgical patients who want to increase strength and endurance to improve their recovery time. 

Functional Fitness
Increase your daily function and reduce pain with this gentle movement exercise for people with arthritis, fibromyalgia, lupus, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions. 

Healthy Heart Fitness
If you have certain risk factors for cardiovascular disease like high blood pressure or high cholesterol, and you don’t qualify for cardiac rehab, your physician can refer you to Healthy Heart Fitness.  Reduce your risk, gain strength and increase endurance through this heart healthy program.  

Inactive to Active
If you have health issues due to an inactive lifestyle, this exercise program can help you improve your health and stamina, reduce specific risk factors, and prevent the development of certain conditions related to a sedentary lifestyle. 

Orthopedic Fitness
While managing a recurring injury or after completing physical therapy, this program can help you become active again with regular, consistent exercise.

Pulmonary Fitness
This program will help increase your level of physical activity if you have pulmonary or respiratory conditions and do not qualify for Pulmonary Rehab.

Weight Management
Learn how to develop new physical activity habits essential to pursuing lifelong, healthy weight maintenance. 

All 8-Week programs offer:

  • Assessments at the beginning and end of the program
  • Individualized exercise plan
  • Two 60-minute group workout sessions per week
  • A summary report provided to you and your physician
  • Unlimited full access to the center and its amenities
  • Transition to full membership, including a free month with 6- or 12-month contracts

Exercise is Medicine
A complimentary consultation with a medical fitness professional for guidance on beginning a health and fitness plan.

Call (910) 715-1808 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Need a speaker?  We would be happy to come and speak to your organization.  For more information contact Kari Garbark at (910) 715-1808.

  • Physician consulting with a member at Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff measuring body fat at Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff measuring body fat at Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff taking blood pressure Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff taking blood pressure Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff taking blood pressure Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff taking blood pressure Pinehurst Fitness Center
  • Staff taking blood pressure Pinehurst Fitness Center

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