Exercise classes

Life Now Exercise

Exercise and Sport Science Australia not only considers exercise safe during and after cancer treatment but also recommends participating in regular exercise due to a number of significant benefits. 

Regular exercise can help to:

• Reduce fatigue

 • Manage nausea

• Manage pain

 • Prevent weight gain

• Improve sleeping patterns            

 • Maintain muscle mass

• Improve strength

 • Preserve metabolism

• Improve physical function

 • Improve fitness

• Improve quality of life

 • Reduce bone mineral density loss


The Life Now Exercise program is for people who have been diagnosed within the last two years and who are undergoing or have completed cancer treatment. Carers are eligible to attend with the patient. 

The program runs for 12 weeks, for an hour class twice a week and is facilitated by an accredited exercise physiologist. Each participant must obtain medical clearance before an individualised progam is designed for the them by the exercise physiologist. The purpose of the program is to introduce exercise in a safe and supportive environment and to empower people to manage their own physical activity. To avoid disappointment please be aware participants can attend for a maximum of 12 weeks only. 

Upcoming classes in 2019 (12 week program)

Location Time Days Start date **
Balga TBC
TBC
Feb/March
Bentley TBC TBC Feb/March
Bunbury TBC TBC
Feb/March
Canning Vale TBC TBC
Feb/March
East Fremantle TBC TBC Feb/March
Floreat TBC TBC Feb/March
Geraldton TBC TBC April/May
Joondalup TBC TBC
March
Mandurah TBC TBC Feb/March
Midland TBC TBC Feb/March
Rockingham TBC TBC Feb/March

* Details are subject to change and minimum number required. Participants can attend a maximum of 12 weeks and some exclusion criteria applies. Please note contraindications include bone metatases.

** Registrations close two weeks after the start date. Please complete an expression of interest to be informed of future classes.

 

Life Now Exercise for Young People

FREE 12 week exercise program, delivered by an accredited exercise physiologist, in a safe and supportive group environment. This research project is for 15 - 27 year olds who have been diagnosed with cancer and finished treatment within the last two years.

Location Time Days Start Date
Claremont TBC TBC TBC

 

To register or for more information on exercise programs in your area, please call

Cancer Council 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'

or complete and submit an Expression of Interest form.

 

Cancer Council's exercise publications and videos

Click here to view 22 different exercises that you can try at home. These videos are produced by Cancer Council NSW.

 

 

For a copy of our Exercise and Nutrition DVD or Exercise for People Living with Cancer booklet please click here

 

 

Other cancer-specific exercise programs include:

Research articles