What do we do?
We work with you to help get you moving, enabling you to be active during or post cancer treatment. The aim is to help fight fatigue and other side effects of cancer treatment in a safe supportive environment by helping you to build more movement into your daily life.
How do we do it?
We use a combination of exercises designed to help you improve your general fitness, energy levels, strength, and flexibility.
Groups are kept small, to a maximum of four people, and sessions provide you with knowledge on how to do a structured workout with a warm-up and cool-down. You’ll learn the safe use and correct technique whilst using gym equipment, you’ll participate in home strength, core, and flexibility workouts and use pedometers to increase step counts. In addition you’ll get personalised advice on nutrition.
You’ll also receive a free month of 24/7 access to the fitness suite and swimming pool at Marjon Sport and Health Centre. We encourage you to use the facilities between sessions to put into practice what has been learnt on the programme.
We take an individual approach and focus on your individual capabilities. All exercises are prescribed in collaboration with you, so you do not need to worry about being ‘fit enough’ or keeping up with the others. Our ethos is to find activities that are enjoyable and sustainable and to work on making the exercises part of your daily routines.
This programme is for participants of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Participation is by referral from the Macmillan Mustard Tree, to enrol please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
1 hour physical activity session per week for four weeks – dates and times change regularly.
Plus unlimited access to the fitness suite and pool in your own time.
Where: Marjon Sport and Health Centre
Ben Jane holds an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science and is a qualified, practising Fitness Instructor.
Sam Vaughan, Clinic Manager, specialises in applying sport therapy techniques to the management of chronic health conditions.