Active for Life is a physical activity programme for people affected by cancer. The group is run by a healthy lifestyle coordinator who has undertaken specific cancer exercise training.

Physical activity is important for cancer patients at all stages of their cancer pathways. Each attendees have an assessment so that exercises can be tailored to each person’s individual needs. The exercise group runs for twelve weeks and individuals can participate in strengthening and cardiovascular exercises.

Keeping active throughout the cancer journey can help physical and emotional wellbeing. Participating in physical activity whilst living with or recovering from cancer, reduces tiredness, relieves pain and improves joint flexibility, improves mood and quality of life. Active for Life is a supporting group where individuals are encouraged to enjoy their time throughout the sessions.

The group is held at the following locations:

  • Clubs Kingswood, Clayhill Lane, Basildon, SS16 5JP
  • Impulse Leisure, Blackshots Lane, Grays, RM16 2JU
  • Eversley Centre, Crest Avenue, Basildon, SS13 2EF
  • The Brentwood Centre, Doddinghurst Road, Brentwood, CM15 9NN
  • The Gym Hub, Unit 18, Robert Way, Wickford, SS11 8DD

If you are interested in attending the cancer exercise group, please speak to your consultant, your Clinical Nurse Specialist or you GP for a referral to the service. The cost is £3 per session.

If you would be interested in attending a cancer workshop to better understand how to help those living with or recovering from cancer to keep active, sign up to one of our workshops here.