New Free Fitness Initiative to Help People Post Cancer Recovery

Everyone knows a person in his or her mediate or immediate environment who has been affected by cancer.

Changing the face of post-cancer support, Battle Cancer launched the world’s first free fitness support program for life after cancer.

The Battle Cancer Program is a 12 week free strength and fitness program tailored specifically for those post-cancer treatment. It’s aim: to improve the quality of life of everyone after cancer.

“When people undergo or complete treatment for cancer they’re often left to return to ‘life as usual,’ but for them, that no longer exists,” said Founder and Director of Battle Cancer, Scott Britton.

“We provide a support system and structure for them to take control of their own lives and adapt physically and mentally to take on the world around them.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The program is available both online and in some well-known gyms across the UK and the US. Top athlete Sam Briggs has signed up to host the program in her Box, Train Manchester. WIT London, CrossFit Invictus in San Diego and CrossFit Wynwood in Miami will also offer the free program in their locations.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Battle Cancer Program has been based on research from the MOVE Forward Initiative, a pilot study looking into the impact of a 10-week functional fitness program on the fitness and quality of life with teenage and young adult cancer survivors. It was also consulted by Dr Colin Robertson, a specialist in pre/rehabilitation from disease with over 20 years of experience in both cancer care and sport.

Aiming to improve the quality of life of those post-cancer treatment, the 12-week program will track physical progress throughout with simple tests on individuals’ grip strength, resting heart rate, mobility, balance and strength, as well as measure any change in mental and emotional state using the WHO’s Quality Of Life questionnaire.

“I am extremely proud to have been able to help the Battle Cancer Program team set new standards, and I look forward to seeing how we can evolve this into even better best-practice, and watching the lives that will be transformed as a direct result of this incredible initiative,” said Dr Robertson.

Are you or do you know of anyone recovering from cancer? Refer them to the program!

More info here: www.battlecancerprogram.com

The Battle Cancer Program is free for participants and is funded by donations.

Consider donating here: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/bctogether

 

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