Furlong, PA 18925
Hello, my name is Enrico DePaolis. My passion is helping those dealing with cancer through their cancer journey. I do this by providing fitness programming and guidance through in-person and online methods. I have been involved in the healthcare industry for over 15 years assisting healthcare and life sciences companies with management, technology, services and consulting.
I provide specific guidance in the areas of clinical trials, healthcare management, life sciences management and technology consulting to some of the world's largest providers and payers.
I began to focus on oncology specific projects, and more specifically Cancer.Fitness®, after I overheard a senior clinical scientist from a large pharmaceutical company say, "If anyone ever realized how much exercise and being fit helps prevent certain cancers and improve survival, we will be put out of business." From that moment on I was determined to learn everything I could about fitness and cancer so I could make an impact on everyone's life.
I have the experience to read and understand clinical trial protocols, having ran a clinical trials services company for many years, and the knowledge I personally gained working on oncology specific projects throughout my career. I began to correlate this information with clinical trials and articles written on the subject by experts in the field. I worked with many of these experts and they too were interested in proving what they were experiencing on a daily basis.
Over the years there have been numerous clinical studies that have shown improvements in outcomes when patients were involved in a fitness program. Even today there are clinical trials that continue to show the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and more specifically, how it affects cancer and cancer patients.
What I have gained through direct involvement in the healthcare industry, as well as through my own continual research and education of fitness and how it can benefit cancer patients, is what I apply to all of my Cancer.Fitness® programming.
I have refined the Cancer.Fitness® program into three phases that support newly diagnosed patients (PREPARE), those undergoing treatment (ENDURE) and those that are trying to get back to wellness (THRIVE).
Each phase contains focused exercises which are specific for cancer patients. Lymphedema (stretching/breathing), range of motion, resistance training, seated and bed based exercises, aerobic exercises, yoga and Martial Arts.
Each exercise routine is structured to the specific phase of the program and takes into account what a cancer patient may be experiencing with treatment (chemo, radiation, surgery, medications, etc.) Duration, number of sets, frequency of workouts along with the effects of treatments and phase of the patient's cancer journey are important factors when performing exercises.
No matter what phase you are in with your cancer journey, Cancer.Fitness® has programs to keep you motivated and focused.