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 for Triumph Fitness, to multiple classes offered in a both in-person and virtual formats. We’ve also created new advanced programs for our graduates to keep them on their fitness journeys.
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.”
“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.”
“I joined Triumph because I love to help people gain their strength and confidence back. I’m so inspired by all of the survivors I’ve met through our program.”
“I am honored to be able to work for such an incredible organization. Working with cancer survivors has been so inspiring and rewarding. The participants continue to amaze and humble me.”
“Cancer has impacted the lives of many of the people I love. I feel privileged to be able to use my passion for fitness to help cancer survivors rebuild a foundation of health for themselves through Triumph.”
“It’s so fulfilling to watch our cancer survivors grow in strength and confidence – and to know that I have contributed to that. The fortitude I see in them is deeply inspiring.”
“Being involved with Triumph has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in the fitness field. Our participants inspire me every day.”
“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.”
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.
May 2022: In-person format Triumph Fitness classes are reintroduced!
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“The physical & mental impact of cancer is not always addressed with treatment and post-treatment rehabilitation, however in my opinion this can often times be just as challenging if not harder than the cancer itself. After hearing the stories of survivors who had benefited from Triumph’s services, I knew I wanted to get involved.”
Each trimester, we purchase equipment for our Triumph-on-the-Go exercise kits that are provided to each incoming survivor participating in Triumph Fitness. These kits were introduced in 2020 during the pandemic, and we have continued to provide them to every participant for both our virtual and in-person classes. Please consider donating to cover their cost. Each exercise kit costs our Foundation $125 to assemble.Donate Now
Please donate towards the cost of printing for our informational rack cards that are distributed to healthcare providers and for printing related to fundraising events such as our annual event, Triumph Uncorked. (We print Auction catalogs, posters, bid cards, and other materials for the event.)Donate Now