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Swell is more than just a gym. We believe in the power of a healthy lifestyle, so we pride ourselves on offering an incredible range of classes and programs for anyone looking to fit a good workout into their day. That's why we offer the Cancer WellFit program, a supportive and gentle exercise program designed to help you regain strength, flexibility, and confidence after cancer treatment.

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Cancer WellFit is designed for people who have become deconditioned or chronically fatigued from cancer and its treatment. It not only focuses on fitness but also acts as a support network. Over the years, more than 2,000 survivors have completed this supervised exercise program.

For more information, contact Paula Lilly at paula.lilly@swellclubs.com.

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Paula Charest Lilly, a true pioneer of women’s athletics in Santa Barbara, is the director and personal trainer of the Cancer WellFit program. Leading Bishop Diego High School to back-to-back basketball titles in 1977 and 1978, Paula paved the way for future generations of female athletes. Recently, she was inducted into the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table Hall of Fame. But her dedication extends far beyond the court. Paula is recognized for her commitment to community wellness—spotlighted with the Cancer WellFit program—exemplifying a passion for empowering others. We are honored to celebrate Paula's inspiring legacy.

The Cancer WellFit program offers a safe and effective way to:

Restore muscle mass and strength

Regain lost muscle mass and improve your overall strength through gentle exercises designed specifically for cancer survivors.

Increase energy and endurance

Combat fatigue and improve your energy levels, allowing you to feel more vibrant and engaged in your daily life.

Enhance flexibility and balance

Improve your range of motion and balance, promoting better coordination and reducing the risk of falls.

Connect with a supportive community

Find encouragement and connection with other cancer survivors in a safe and understanding environment.

At Swell, we strive to be on the cutting edge of all things fitness. Our knowledgeable team is dedicated to creating a unique program and support network that will help you achieve your personal fitness goals.


Renew, strengthen, and challenge your way to a healthier, happier you at Swell Santa Barbara! Our encouraging Cancer WellFit classes, stunning outdoor workout spaces, and supportive community will empower you to reach your fitness goals.

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5:00am - 9:00pm

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6:30am - 7:30pm

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