Patient/Medical Exercise Program


Medical Exercise Program

You can be referred to the Medical Exercise Program to work on a variety of health concerns.  Through individualized plans we will provide you with options and tools to make meaningful, positive changes.  The program foundations are personal responsibility, group support and education. We work with you throughout the entire program and afterward to ensure your success.

The program is designed to:

  • foster success
  • help people achieve their goals
  • manage specific medical conditions
  • achieve a consistent fitness program

Exercise isn't the only factor that defines whether or not you're healthy. Everything in your life affects your overall sense of well-being. We acknowledge the many facets of your life that affect your well-being, and take a comprehensive approach to fitness and health.

Who will benefit?

People with conditions such as:

  • diabetes
  • high blood pressure
  • metabolic syndrome
  • high cholesterol
  • arthritis
  • cardiovascular disease
  • Parkinson's
  • osteoporosis
  • cancer
  • fibromyalgia
  • bariatric surgery
  • People working on:
  • weight reduction
  • post-rehabilitation from injury or surgery
  • lifestyle change (new to exercise)


Three months  $399

OHSU patients referred by their provider receive a 50% discount.


  • march membership which includes full access to facilities, programs, and events
  • educational support groups; cardiovascular essentials, strength training, goal setting, diabetes, cancer and nutrition
  • Regular contact from staff  to motivate you and discuss your progress, success and challenges
  • pre-assessment, post-assessment and personal training
  • initiation fee is waived for those who roll over into membership after the completion of three months
  • written physician approval is required prior to using the center


If you would like more information, please schedule a tour of the facility which includes a review of the program. If you decide the program is right for you we can begin the enrollment process.

In person: Center for Health and Healing (bottom of the tram) second floor

Phone: 503.418.6272

"A diagnosis of a brain tumor is life altering. You have to choose how you are going to live your life. I chose to take control of the things I could. I turned to march wellness & fitness center for help. Through the Medical Membership Program I have gained confidence in my abilities, and have a more positive belief about my health and recovery. I was so weak I couldn't even open a jar.  My legs felt like cement blocks. Now, I feel strong, confident, and optimistic. I think about living, not about dying. It is just short of miraculous." 

- Bonnie

"I'm so impressed with the medical membership program and the march wellness facility. I have two rods in my back, a bum foot and was not suppose to walk again. Here, there is an understanding of my condition, yet a desire to help me achieve my fitness potential. I found I can participate in many activities. I'm so grateful."

- Holly

"I just can't believe how successful I've been with my exercise program. This is a first indeed! I've learned that I do have control over my life even though I have a chronic illness. It is about learning how to manage my disease, making the right choices, and having help. I just feel more positive about my life. The Medical Membership starts building relationships the minute you walk through the door, doesn't let you fall through the cracks, and measures your progress. How can you not continue? It certainly has influenced my decision to join as a regular member." 

- Kathleen

"The minute we met with the Medical Membership Coordinator at march wellness & fitness, I immediately was able to surrender some of my mom's care. There was so much compassion, experience and knowledge, I knew my mom's needs would be met and we could start moving forward."

- Savonn