Cancer Rehabilitation

 

If you have been diagnosed with cancer, it is important to think about carrying on with or starting some form of physical activity

There is strong evidence linking the benefits of an active lifestyle with the fight against cancer

If you feel that you would benefit from this scheme please speak with your oncologist or your GP to ascertain if you meet the criteria for referral

The cancer rehabilitation scheme is Pay As You Go @ £2.50 per session

 

What your 12 week course includes:

  • A goal setting: We write your unique gym programme based around your medical needs discussed in this appointment
  • An induction: Once your programme has been written we will take you through it to ensure you know what to do and feel comfortable with it
  • Your 12 week programme will involve 3 reviews to make sure you are keeping on track
  • The gym programme will consist of a warm up, main session, cool down and stretching phase
  • There are no monthly membership fees, simply pay per session
  • There are two designated sessions set aside mid-week if you feel you need more support
  • You will need to bring with you a bottle of water and a small sweat towel
  • A final assessment is completed to evaluate progress over the 12 week scheme
  • Once you have completed the 12 week programme you can opt to join onto a full membership status at a subsidised rate

 

Benefits of the scheme and how it works:

Improve fitness and energy level:

Increased activity can help reduce ratings of chronic fatigue, of which, over 70% of cancer patients suffer from

 

Reduce the risk of having a relapse:

Becoming active for at least 30 minutes a day after initial cancer treatment can help reduce your risk of cancer returning and live longer

 

Improve flexibility and range of motion:

Helps with activities of daily living therefore leading to a better quality of life

 

Increase the immune system:

Physical activity can boost your immune system which is needed to help fight infections

 

Reduce or maintain a healthy weight:

Increasing the muscle to fat ratio can help limit the amount of oestrogen and testosterone levels which are linked to breast, uterine and prostate cancers. It also aids with the digestion of cancer drugs

 

Increase good proteins and reduce bad proteins:

The bad protein (IGF-1) makes cancer cells grow quickly but exercise increases the good protein (IGFBP-3), which helps to reduce the bad protein levels within the body

Exercise can help improve self-esteem, self-confidence and the ability to cope with everyday life

 

12 week scheme

Pay Per Session, no monthly membership fees use the gym anytime with the added bonus of

Designated sessions on

Tuesdays 11 - 12pm

And Wednesdays 3.30 -4.30pm

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