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Exercise Is Medicine

Exercise your way to health, fitness and fun

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EIM is a physician-referral program hosted by the FirstHealth Centers for Health & Fitness.  In partnership with your physician, participants meet with an exercise specialist to develop goals and receive an Exercise Prescription along with a two-week complimentary membership in the FirstHealth fitness center of your choice. 

In 2011, The Foundation distributed $430,652 to purchase the Technogym Wellness System that is at the heart of Exercise is medicine. While the EIM program encourages a patient and his personal physician to partner in an exercise plan geared toward improving the patient’s health, Technogym provides the technology for ensuring that the patient safely follows his personal “exercise prescription.”

Participation is free

There are no charges for the patient’s visits with the exercise specialist, and the patient’s insurance will not be billed.  The only costs that will incur are for patients who choose fee services, such as membership, personal training and personal nutrition counseling. 

Is EIM right for you?

Do you get less than 150 minutes of physical activity a week? Are at risk for chronic diseases or currently dealing with chronic conditions (e.g., diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity)? Do you simply need help beginning and incorporating an exercise plan into your lifestyle? Then EIM can help. Learn more.


Today is your chance to save a life

Won’t you join with your friends and neighbors in supporting health care in the mid-Carolinas with a generous donation?

Click here to donate online.

If you would like discuss different gift options or if you have a special area you would like to support, please call The Foundation at (910) 695-7500 for assistance.


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