Survivors get specialized attention, achieving individual goals, with a small group of peers. Our Programs are so effective, we receive referrals from every cancer center in the region.
Our programs have grown from one installation, to multiple classes offered at 4 locations per trimester. We have relationships with 2 Gym Partners who generously provide their facilities to our instructor team.
We don’t just fill class slots with survivors. We curate people into a small community. Our participants are positioned for ongoing success as they progress through our programs.
“Working with the Triumph Fitness family has been such a wonderful experience. With an education in exercise science, there is really nothing more rewarding I can think of doing than serving cancer survivors. I’m constantly amazed by strength and tenacity of our graduates.”
Because so many people I have known have been touched by cancer, I am so grateful to be working for an organization that directly impacts so many lives within our local community.
“I have 40 years in the fitness industry, but these past 4+ years working with the amazing and inspiring survivors within Triumph, have humbled me, have challenged me and have been so deeply rewarding. I am thankful and grateful every single day to play a small role of helping others within this community.”
“Working for Triumph has been the most heartwarming job I have ever had. Watching the changes in the Cancer survivors from beginning to the end of the program is the best and most amazing feeling.”
Triumph Cancer Foundation has developed a reputation for providing a high quality exercise program for cancer survivors recovering from cancer treatment. We are well respected in the Sacramento healthcare community and receive referrals from all 4 major cancer centers. Dr. Ernie Bodai, a leader in the breast cancer field, is one of our proponents.
October 2005: Triumph Fitness program created and launched by local cancer survivor, Pam Whitehead, who saw an unmet need in the community to help survivors recover from cancer treatment.
2007: Team Triumph introduced as a cycling team to raise awareness for Triumph Fitness.
2008: Triumph Fitness added a second location.
September 2011: Inaugural Triumph Uncorked event held at Helwig Winery.
2011: Triumph Cancer Foundation established. Triumph Cancer Foundation is a registered 501(c) (3) public charitable organization located in Sacramento, California.
January 2014: Triumph to 5K launched in partnership with Fleet Feet Sacramento and the assistance of Triumph’s own private volunteer coaches.
March 2014: Team Triumph debuted at Shamrockn weekend and selected to be 5K beneficiary.
September 2014: Triumph formed a partnership with Rollingwood Athletic club and introduced a Fair Oaks location.
July 2015: Triumph to the Summit introduced as a summer fundraiser. Graduates and supporters train together with the goal being to summit a Sierra peak.
October 2015: Triumph Fitness celebrated 10 years in the community.
January 2016: Triumph Tune Ups introduced, our large group format workouts held 3 times a year as “refresher courses” for Triumph Fitness Graduates.
August 2016: Triumph launched a proprietary software application designed to collect quantitative and qualitative data on participants in order to assess physical and emotional conditions pre and post program. Fitness and health habits of participants are tracked through surveys for a full year after graduation.
September 2016: Triumph formed a new partnership with California Family Fitness enabling Triumph to continue expanding as funding allows.
January 2017: Triumph Fitness Pocket location introduced.
September 2017: Triumph Fitness Roseville location introduced.
October 2017: Team Triumph 10-year anniversary.
2018: Triumphfound debuted on Instagram, Pinterest and other social media platforms.
March 2019: Triumph launches brand new website.
April 2019: Triumph Fitness officially enrolls 1,000th survivor!
2020: Launch of Nutrition Resource Program and Fitness Tips for Graduates.
April 2020: Triumph Fitness pivots to a virtual platform in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
June 2020: Triumph-on-the-Go exercise kits are introduced to new participants.
October 2020: Triumph Fitness celebrates 15 years of being available in the community.
February 2021: The Triumph 2.0 continuation exercise program for graduates is launched.
“Being involved with Triumph has been one of the most fulfilling experiences of my life. I have been forever touched by the people I have met on this journey. As a cancer survivor, I am incredibly proud that I have been able to pay it forward so that others starting their journeys have the possibility to recapture their lives after treatment.”
“Being on the Triumph Board is an honor. I am grateful to have the opportunity to give back to a community where my passion and skill set for assisting others with their fitness goals aligns with a program and a mission that empowers cancer survivors to restore their hope and their health.”
“I joined the Triumph Cancer Foundation board because I wanted a way to give back to the cancer support community in honor of my mom. Triumph provided that opportunity, where my efforts could help other families thrive through fitness after their own battles with cancer.”
“I wanted to get involved with Triumph Cancer Foundation to honor a dear friend of mine who fought cancer for many years. Exercise became a way for her to feel in control and active. When I heard about Triumph’s mission, I knew it was the perfect way to honor her memory.”
“Triumph Cancer Foundation renews a cancer survivor’s hope, optimism, confidence, strength, endurance, purpose and joy. My mom never got to experience any recovery from her cancer, and one of my closest friends succumbed to it after a long remission, so it gives me an added sense of my own purpose and joy to be part of an organization that helps others reclaim their lives after debilitating cancer treatment.”
“Since completing the fitness program in 2011, I wanted to be an advocate to help other cancer survivors realize that through fitness their lives can return to a new normal and that they are not alone in their cancer journey. We are a Triumph family who embraces each and every fitness participant. It has truly been an honor to be a board member. Triumph Cancer Foundation was a life saver and life changer for me.”
“After learning about Triumph at the Shamrock’n half marathon, I knew I wanted to be involved. As an endurance athlete, I believe exercise is critical to daily life for stress relief, mental & physical strength, and overall feeling well. Cancer has affected many individuals throughout my life and I want to give my time and efforts to an organization that is so passionate about helping cancer survivors through fitness.”
“As a physician, I have seen firsthand the arduous journey the patient endures after a cancer diagnosis. It is hard to imagine attempting to rehabilitate the body on one’s own and without any knowledge or direction. Triumph gives (survivors) the tools for recovery.”
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