Exercising Together: A randomized controlled trial of partnered exercise training on the health of couples coping with cancer

Principal Investigator

Kerri Winters

Study Purpose

Exercising Together is a research study designed to learn more about the effect of a partnered exercise program on relationship quality and physical and emotional health in couples coping with prostate, breast, and colorectal cancer.
All classes are provided at no cost and are held at flexible times and convenient locations in the Portland metro area. Classes are 1 hour, 2 times per week, for 6 months. Participants will be selected to participate in 1 of 3 exercise groups:
1) Exercising Together©– supervised group exercise classes with couples exercising together
2) Separate Spouse/Survivor class – separate exercise classes for couples. Classes take place within the same vicinity at the same time.
3) Home-based exercise – exercise on your own at home for 6 months.

Medical Condition(s)

Prostate cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, relationship, exercise

Eligibility Criteria

Couples between the ages of 35-80 may be eligible to participate if either partner has been diagnosed with prostate, breast, or colorectal cancer within the last 3 years and has had treatment.

Age Range

35 - 80

Healthy Volunteers Needed


Duration of Participation

12 months

Minors Included



Cassie Boisvert, MS, RD


Anna Fuller Fund

Recruitment End


Compensation Provided


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