Lifestyle Rx Program
NIFS provides exercise prescriptions to individuals struggling with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, COPD, cancer and/or arthritis or those in need of an organ transplant, recovering from a heart attack, stroke or other severe medical issue.
NIFS Lifestyle Rx Program can help!
The NIFS Lifestyle Rx Program teaches participants how to manage and prevent the progression of their disease(s) or condition(s) through:
- Healthy lifestyle changes
Our goal is to help participants progress to independence. Everyone's condition is different so we work closely with each participant's physician to develop a personalized fitness plan addressing their/your specific needs.Lifestyle Rx has helped members:
- Recover from heart attacks and strokes
- Survive organ transplants
- Stop smoking
- Stop taking diabetes medication
- Slow the progress of cardio and pulmonary disease
- Have more energy during cancer treatment
Healthy Lifestyle Rx Scholarships
Fitness is for everyone. Healthy Lifestyle RX Scholarships are available to those with a qualifying medical condition, and based on financial need. Applications must be submitted with all required documentation. Please complete the form above for more information.
“I have enjoyed getting out of the house and learning different ways to exercise. Even with the limitations that I have physically, I have enjoyed seeing how much I am able to do that I didn’t think was possible. Working out, something that I have not done in the past, is giving me more overall energy. It is helping me to get stronger, and helping me in my everyday tasks, which sometimes are difficult with a prosthetic.”
David Schoch, BS, CSCS
Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Coordinator; Special Populations,
Fitness Assessing and Screening and Sports Training.