The Larry Holder Exercise and Cancer Survivorship program is seeking participants.

The Larry Holder Exercise and Cancer Survivorship program offers cancer survivors in the San Luis Valley the opportunity to participate in an individualized exercise program conducted in a group setting which meets three times per week for 10 weeks. This is a great way to follow through on those New Year’s resolutions to develop healthy habits. The program also provides Adams State undergraduate and graduate kinesiology students experience in fitness testing as well as guiding and supporting program participants throughout the exercise program.

The Adams State University Department of Kinesiology will continue important research on the benefits of several types of exercise on the physical, mental, and social health of cancer survivors. The program is funded through local support from the SLV Health Foundation, including the Larry Holder Memorial Golf Tournament, after recently completing a two-year grant from the Colorado Cancer Coalition.

All cancer survivors ages 18 years or older are welcome regardless of gender, type, or stage of cancer. This spring’s research study begins the week of January 23 with appointments for individual fitness testing. There is no cost to the participant, but completing the entire twelve weeks of the study is crucial to ensure accurate results are obtained. The study consists of one week of pre-testing followed by 10 weeks of exercise, with post-testing starting the week of April 17. Federal and local COVID-19 guidelines for safe indoor activities will be followed.

Every participant will take part in the exercise program and each individual, randomly selected following pre-testing, will be participating in either a resistance training circuit plus cardio training or yoga instruction plus cardio training. At the end of the study, group results will be calculated and the groups will be compared for changes in fitness and overall health.

Interested participants are encouraged to attend a pre-registration meeting at 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 11; or 12 p.m. on Thursday, January 12; or 12 p.m. or 5 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, in the Adams State East Campus Building, room 101. The East Campus Building is located on the corner of First Street and La Veta Avenue in Alamosa.

For more information, or for those who can’t attend one of the scheduled pre-registration meetings, please contact the Adams State Kinesiology Department program coordinator: Inès Curti at 859-684-3511, or or Peggy Johnson at 719-589-0593, or