Exercise classes

Exercise classes

Research has found that people with cancer who exercise regularly have fewer and milder side effects from their treatments. 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:

  • Improve wellbeing & quality of life
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Improve sleeping patterns
  • Improve strength & fitness
  • Improve physical function
  • Manage Pain
  • Manage nausea
  • Maintain & build muscle mass
  • Prevent weight gain
  • Preserve metabolism
  • Maintain bone health
  • Reduce depression & anxiety

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.

  • The Life Now Exercise program is for people who have been diagnosed in within the last two years, are currently undergoing cancer treatment or who have completed cancer treatment in the last two years. Carers are eligible to attend with the patient.
  • The program includes a 1-hour class twice a week for 12 weeks, and is facilitated by an accredited exercise physiologist. Each participant must obtain medical clearance before an individualised program is designed for them by the exercise physiologist. 
  • So we can help more people to experience the benefits of exercise, participants are invited to attend one 12 week term only. 

Interested in participating in a Life Now Program?

Complete the Life Now Expression of Interest form or call 13 11 20.


Upcoming exercise classes (12 week program)

Please note all programs require a minimum number and details are subject to change.

Location Time Days Start date *
Balga 1:00pm
Monday & Thursday
12 August
Bentley 11:30am Monday & Friday 12 August
Bunbury 11:00am Monday & Wednesday
5 August
Canning Vale 11:00am Tuesday & Thursday
6 August
East Fremantle 11:30am Tuesday & Thursday 6 August
Floreat 12:00pm Monday & Wednesday 5 August
Joondalup 10:00am Tuesday & Friday 13 August
Leederville  12:00pm Tuesday & Thursday 6 August
Mandurah 11:00am Tuesday & Thursday 6 August
Midland 12:00pm Tuesday & Thursday  13 August
Rockingham 1:00pm Monday & Wednesday 12 August

* Details are subject to change and minimum number required.  Some eligibility criteria applies - please note contraindications include bone metastases, severe anaemia, neutropaenia or other acute illness.

# 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 11am - 12.30pm Mondays & Thursdays TBC

To talk to a cancer support nurse about Life Now or another community support program call 13 11 20 and select 'speak to a nurse'.

 

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