Inspire Exercise Medicine is the first medically designed and supervised exercise oncology facility in the U.S.
According to the National Cancer Institute, a supervised exercise program during and after cancer treatment is associated with a reduced risk of recurrence by up to 50% (cancer.gov)
Inspire Exercise Medicine
3555 Kraft Road #130 Naples, Florida, 34105
Inspire Exercise Medicine is focused exclusively on supporting cancer patients on the road to regaining their health with oncologist defined evidence-based treatment plans for nutrition and exercise in support of their overall health and wellness.
A significant part of the Inspire Exercise Medicine space is dedicated to physical, monitored exercises on machines and with exercise equipment, specifically selected for treatment purposes.
Nancy J. Tarbell, MD
Director of Health and Wellness
Nancy Tarbell, MD, inspires. As director of health and wellness, her passion for prevention powers Inspire Exercise Medicine.
She brings to her role outstanding credentials. Dr. Tarbell was the first female professor in radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School, where she also served as dean for academic and clinical affairs. As the CC Wang Professor Emerita of Radiation Oncology at Boston’s Mass General Hospital, she remains active at Mass General Hospital and Harvard.
For 35 years, she has blazed trails in medicine and academia, leading pediatric radiation oncology at Boston Children’s Hospital and Mass General Hospital. Dr. Tarbell was the founding director of the Center for Faculty Development and the Office for Women’s Careers at Mass General.
In 2023, Dr. Tabell moved to Naples and joined Inspire Exercise Medicine. She says of her new role, “It is a privilege to collaborate on clinical strategy to improve the patient experience. Building community among peers in academia and in the patient care community has always been a driving passion of mine.”
Dr. Tarbell was introduced to Inspire when her husband, Dr. Jay Loeffler, participated in the program. Today, Inspire is a way of life as she and her husband constantly work out at the clinic. Studies demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of physical exercise for virtually all ailments. Still, its effects are potent as an expanded cancer therapy.
“Conventional cancer treatment can be physically and emotionally draining, so we prescribe medically supervised, scientifically proven exercise programs. Our full range of cancer therapies include not only exercise medicine but also nutritional guidance and psychosocial support, proven to reduce risk of recurrence by up to 50%,” adds Dr. Tarbell.
“It’s amazing to watch our patients achieve optimal health and quality of life despite a cancer diagnosis and treatment.” Dr. Tarbell adds. “Our mission is to redefine healthcare for our patients with the vision of advancing healthcare for all patients through exercise medicine.”
Dr. Tarbell is internationally recognized as an expert in pediatric radiation oncology and pediatric brain tumors. Consistently listed in The Best Doctors of America (Woodward and White), she served on the national Children’s Oncology Group Brain Tumor Committee for 30 years. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) in 2002 and has uthored more than 300 original publications and book chapters. Dr. Tarbell is co-editor of Pediatric Radiation Oncology, now in its 5th edition.
Theresa Vergo, PA-C
Theresa has been a board-certified Physician Assistant since 2011. She graduated with her master’s in medical science from Nova Southeastern University. For the past 12 years, she has been employed in medical oncology with Florida Cancer Specialists, working as an inpatient hematologist/oncology physician assistant.
She exercises 5-6 times weekly and knows the benefit of adding exercise to medical treatment. Theresa enjoys boating with her husband and two daughters in her spare time. When time allows, Theresa enjoys training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and currently holds the rank of brown belt. She looks forward to bringing her medical experience to Inspire Exercise Medicine.
- Board Certification, NCCPA Certified, CPR, ACLS, Functional Movement Screen Level 1
- License: Florida Department of Health Licensed
- April 2023 – Present: PA with Inspire Exercise Medicine
- November 2012 – April 2023: PA with Florida Cancer Specialists, inpatient team
- Masters in Medical Science, Nova Southeastern University
- BS in Science, University of South Florida, Cum laude
Ashley Lampkin, BS, CSCS
Director of Exercise
Ashley is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from Florida Gulf Coast University and has more than 16 years’ experience training clients in SWFL. With a passion for helping others achieve their personal health and fitness goals, she managed and ran her own fitness company in Naples, before becoming the Director at Inspire Exercise Medicine.
Whatever your fitness level, Ashley will assist you in achieving your full potential. Her love for fitness started at a young age with a love of basketball and karate that continued as an adult. She is a mother of three amazing girls who keep her active and make her life so exciting! In her spare time, Ashley plays basketball, takes part in indoor rock climbing, and also jams on the drums at church.
- 09/06-04/07: Student Internship:600+ hours supervised practice experience, Florida Gulf Coast University
- Undergraduate: BS. in Exercise Science, Florida Gulf Coast University, Suma Cum Laude
- Certifications: Certified and Strength Conditioning Specialist with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, TRX Certified, CPR/AED and First Aid, Functional Movement Screen Level 1
- Professional Memberships: National Strength and Conditioning Association
Greer Burcky, MS, RDN/LDN, CPT
Registered Dietician/Performance Coach
Greer is a registered dietitian with a Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition with over 1,200 hours of supervised practice in Naples and Miami. During her internship, she worked with registered dietitians in the food service and clinical sector at Physicians Regional Medical Center.
Additionally, she was able to work alongside registered dietitians at the Florida Department of Health and in private practice. With a specialty rotation focused on Integrative Functional Nutrition, Greer is passionate about the power nutrition can provide her patients. Greer aims to provide the highest quality care and healing through proper nutrition and exercise. She incorporates her dietetic and personal trainer licenses to offer both services seamlessly to her patients at Inspire Exercise Medicine.
You can find Greer cooking new recipes outside the gym, hiking the Great Smoky Mountains, and playing with all her dogs.
- 05/21 – 12/21: Dietetic Internship: 1200+ hours supervised practice experience, Florida International University
- 08/19 – 04/21: M.S. in Dietetics and Nutrition: Florida International University
- 06/15 – 12/18: Undergraduate: B.S. in Health Sciences, University of South Florida, Suma Cum Laude
- License: Registered Dietitian Nutritionist/Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist
- Certifications: American Council on Exercise Certified Personal Trainer, American Red Cross Lifeguard, CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer, and First Aid
- Professional Memberships: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Matthew Mickey, NFPT, CPT
Matt is a certified personal and professional trainer with more than 30 years’ experience in Naples. His passion for fitness began through his love of sports and through the development of his martial arts training. His approach to fitness emphasizes age-appropriate programming with a specific focus on cardiovascular and strength training in combination with balance and flexibility training.
Matt’s experience includes working as a gym partner in Akron, Ohio, along with a tenure in the US Special Forces. Additionally, he has received specialized training in functional movement screening and is a specialist in cancer recovery and senior exercise.
He aims to educate his clients, help them obtain positive behavior change, and create lifelong healthy habits and relationships. Though rare, when he is not in the gym, you can find him at the beach or in his favorite place, Costa Rica. A fun fact about Matt is that he has art for scuba diving and has been all around the world!
- Certifications: Certified Personal Trainer with the National Federation of Professional Trainers, Cancer Recovery Exercise Specialist, Senior Exercise Specialist, CPR/AED and First Aid, Functional Movement Screen Level 1