Being as physically active as possible can provide a whole range of benefits including improve cardiorespiratory and muscular fitness, reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and other health conditions, improve posture, stability, balance and mobility, improve physical functioning, reduce pain, improve mood, reduce stress, depression and anxiety, reduce fatigue and sleep disturbances, boost energy levels as well as and an increased sense of wellbeing to name just a few.
In addition to these benefits for those people with a cancer diagnosis there is a growing body of evidence to support the role of physical activity. Keeping physically active and participating in regular exercise following a cancer diagnosis, during and after your cancer treatment has been shown to reduce treatment-related side effects as well as improving quality of life and cancer survival.
Exercise rehabilitation and personal training programmes
Exercise programmes are individually designed and planned to meet your needs, taking into account your current fitness level and incorporating exercise progression as appropriate and at the pace that is right for you.
Programmes may consist of the following components
Activities such as walking, gardening, cycling, swimming, low impact cardio workouts that increase your breathing and heart rate and use the large muscle groups continuously. This helps strengthen the heart and lungs, helping them work more efficiently.
These are exercises that help to build muscular strength and endurance using your own body weight, resistance bands or weights.
Flexibility and Mobility
Performing flexibility and mobility training can allow greater freedom of movement, improve posture, release muscle tension and soreness, optimise recovery, reduce your risk of injury, reduce stress and help to improve your performance.
Exercises to improve balance are important irrespective of age. Balance exercises help the ability to control your body’s position whether stationary or while moving, helping with performing your daily activities and reducing the risk of falling.
Current services available
Free initial telephone consultation
To discuss your requirements, the services available and to determine the options that may be best suited to you.
Health and Lifestyle Questionnaires
Health screening & lifestyle questionnaires are important to establish your current health status and determine if there are any health risks. It may be necessary to seek medical clearance from your Healthcare Professional before commencing any exercise sessions. The information gathered will help me to understand your needs and goals to create a bespoke, safe and effective exercise programme for you.
Consultation, pre-exercise assessment & fitness testing
This is a one to one 60-minute consultation to review questionnaires & discuss goals.
Pre assessment and fitness testing may comprise of exercises appropriate to your health and fitness level, that are used to help evaluate your overall health and physical status.
One to one exercise sessions
It is important to incorporate exercise in a way that works for you. For this reason the duration and frequency of one to one sessions can be arranged to take into account your goals, lifestyle and any commitments you have.
Small group exercise classes
Groups have a maximum of 4 per class and are a cost-effective way to get the benefit of structured and progression exercise sessions. Sessions are designed to retain a degree of one-to-one input to ensure you are performing the exercises safely and at a level that it appropriate for you. These sessions are a great way to build confidence and keep you motivated in a small friendly setting with other people working at similar levels.
For more information about the classes that are currently running please get in touch.
- Consultation, pre-assessment & fitness testing 25
- Individual 60-minute session 45
- Support/progress consultations 15
- Tailormade Exercise Packages start from (4 x 45 mins) 130
- Group exercise sessions 15