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Australia-wide

Care Connected Cancer Support Program

Type: This 8 week cancer support program aims to help you maintain physical wellness and manage typical side-effects, such as fatigue and appetite. Your personalised program will support you throughout your treatment and into recovery and will be delivered using videocalls and other easy to use tools, meaning you can access it from nearly anywhere.

Frequency: Ongoing. Join at any time

Location: The program is delivered via VideoCall - this means you can access it anywhere with an internet connection.

Eligibility: Open to anyone with a history of cancer and their carers

Cost: Eight-week rehabilitation and support program is $385. One off sessions are $120

Contact:
info@careconnected.com.au

Dragons Abreast Australia

Type: Dragonboat racing is an aquatic sport in which a 12 metre long canoe-like boat, wide enough to sit 20 people (2 abreast) along with a sweep to steer the boat and a drummer.

Frequency: Most groups around the country offer ‘come and try’ days. Look for a location near where you live and contact them about their next dates.

Eligibility: Breast cancer survivors (and some very special supporters) of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests

Location: Australia wide

Contact:
https://dragonsabreast.com.au/

Heart Foundation Walking

Type: Organised walking groups.

Frequency: Ongoing

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Location: Australia wide

Contact:
Heart Foundation
1300 36 27 87
http://walking.heartfoundation.org.au/

Get On Track

Type: An online team-based challenge that uses fun and friendly competition to encourage participants to make healthier choices. Teams of up to four people progress along a virtual track by inputting their daily fruit and vegetable intake and physical activity. The more you do, the more you move!

Frequency: Join an official 6 week challenge or take part in a Create Your Own.

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Contact:

https://getontrackchallenge.com.au/Home

Lift for Life

Type: A resistance training program that involves using your own body weight or resistance equipment like a dumbbell or rubberised band.

Frequency: A series of three 8 week programs: Bronze, Silver and Gold. All sessions are run in small groups (up to 12 people).

Eligibility: People with (or at risk of developing) type 2 diabetes and other chronic conditions.

Cost: Varies. Cost can range from $3 to $15 per session.

Location: Australia wide

Contact:
1300 211 311
http://liftforlife.com.au/contact-us


My Healthy Balance

Type: An online, evidence-based healthy lifestyle program which guides and supports participants as they learn about, and implement, healthy changes in their life.

The program includes:

  • Engaging, informative modules on a variety of topics including label reading, mindful eating and physical activity.
  • A goal setting tool.
  • Links to helpful resources and recipes.

Optional program support including emails and motivational text messages

Frequency: Option of a 4-week, 6-week, 8-week or 12-week program

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Contact: 

https://myhealthybalance.com.au/Home

Parkrun

Type: 5km timed runs or walks in pleasant parkland

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Location: Australia wide

Contact: 

http://www.parkrun.com.au/

The PINC Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Type: Works to improve the strength, quality of life and sense of wellbeing of women diagnosed with cancer.

It is specifically designed to help maximise recovery, regain physical and emotional strength, and improve body confidence and control.

The Program is delivered by certified PINC Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists and provides a full range of services designed to care, support and guide women through every stage of their treatment and recovery.

Frequency: Varies

Eligibility: Women diagnosed with cancer

Cost: The costs are approximately $70 - $90 for the first one hour assessment and $50 - $70 for individualised ongoing individual sessions.

Your local PINC & STEEL Physiotherapy clinic may also have Next Steps, PaddleOn or Pilates classes available (approx. $10 - $25) that you may be able to attend once you have been assessed and treated.

Location: Australia wide

Contact:

https://www.pincandsteel.com/programs/our-programs/pinc-for-women/

YWCA Encore

Type: Exercise program designed for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives.

Frequency: 8-week water-based program

Eligibility: Women diagnosed with breast cancer who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives.

Cost: Free

Location: Australia wide

Contact:
1800 305 150
For calls from mobiles please use 02 9285 6264.
http://ywcaencore.org.au/

 

ACT

Cancer Rehabilitation

Type: Group exercise session focusing on improving fitness and functional ability.

Frequency: Unknown

Eligibility: Cancer patients and survivors

Cost: Varies

Location: Bruce, ACT

Contact:
healthclinic@canberra.edu.au
http://www.canberra.edu.au/on-campus/health-and-childcare-services/clinics/special-programs

Gentle yoga for recovery

Type: Yoga for recovery after serious illness or cancer treatment. The practices will safely guide you back towards mobility and confidence.

Frequency: Tuesday 1.30pm -2.30pm

Eligibility: People who are living with chronic illness and/or have been diagnosed with, are being treated for, or are in remission from any form of cancer.

Cost: By donation

Location: Chifley

Contact:
pam@vitalyoga.com.au
02 6281 0335
http://vitalyoga.com.au/  

NSW

Breast Cancer Boot Camp

Frequency: Every Saturday morning

Eligibility: Women at all stages of breast cancer treatment

Cost: Free

Location: Sydney - Under the Harbour Bridge

Contact:
Dr Lina Pugliano

info@sydneybreastcancerbootcamp.com.au

http://www.sydneybreastcancerbootcamp.com.au/contact-us/

Cancer Recovery

Type: Exercise programs individualised to the person and take into account your treatment status, disease stage, functional capacity, physical limitations, exercise history and preferences

Eligibility: Cancer patients and survivors.

Cost:

Initial Assessment: $130

Exercise Physiology sessions: 45min - $95; 30min - $75

Group Classes: Casual - $25; 10 session pass - $200

Rebates available

Location: Neutral Bay, Cremorne & Darlinghurst

Contact:
Anna, Balanced Bodies Lifestyle Clinic
info@bblifestyleclinic.com.au

http://www.bblifestyleclinic.com.au/cancer-recovery

Wellac Lifestyle -Wellness After, And during Cancer

Type: Tailored and personalised programs in addition to small group classes run by university trained experts in using “exercise as medicine” for cancer and other health conditions.


Exercise Physiology- individual, couple, small group

Pilates Mat small group classes

Restorative Yoga group classes led by experienced yoga therapists. 

Mind Movement Dance Class

All cancer backgrounds and all fitness levels are catered for.

 

Eligibility: All cancer backgrounds and all fitness levels are catered for. Individual and Couple Sessions by appointment. Classes according to a weekly timetable

Services open to anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis either currently or in the past, whether recently diagnosed, in remission, cured or living with cancer. Our programs and services are also open to partners, family members and carers.

We recommend at least 2 individual or couple Exercise Physiology sessions prior to joining group classes.

Cost: An Initial 2 individual Exercise Physiology sessions $180
(Medicare rebate of $105.90 with a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan)

OR

An Initial 4 individual Exercise Physiology sessions $335
(Medicare rebate of $211.80 with a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan)

Classes are available via our “Wellac Lifestyle Fitness Membership

OR

casually at $30 per class

Rebates available depending on an individual’s private health cover.

Location: Eastgardens

Contact: 

(02) 93443875

info@wellaclifestyle.com.au

www.wellaclifestyle.com.au

Catalyst Exercise Physiology

Type: A 6 week cancer exercise treatment program is run by an accredited exercise physiologist and aims to help survivors maintain their physical wellness through all stages of their cancer treatment. Each program is individualised.

Length: Ongoing

Eligibility: Breast cancer survivors.

Cost: $300 for a 6 week individualised exercise plan
Medicare Care Plan options and private health fund covered

Location: East Lismore

Contact:

(02) 6626 9313
0431 212 588

ENRICH Program

Type: ENRICH is delivered by a qualified Exercise Physiologist/Physiotherapist who guide participants through making healthy eating choices, including physical activity into your daily life and making informed choices about your lifestyle.

Frequency: 2 hours per week over 6 weeks

Eligibility: Cancer survivors. (Partners, family and carers are also welcome to attend). If you can physically take part in a walking program, resistance training (physio banding) and are over 18 years of age.

Cost: Varies

Location: NSW

Contact:
Register your interest 1300 360 541 or enrich@nswcc.org.au
https://www.cancercouncil.com.au/enrich/

FAME Program

Type: Group exercise classes which provide both resistance and aerobic exercises.

Frequency: Classes run once a week over a 12 weeks

Eligibility: Breast cancer patients

Cost: Varies

Location: Wentworthville

Contact:
Dragana Ceprnja, Senior Physiotherapist, Westmead Hospital
http://www.wslhd.health.nsw.gov.au/

Personalised cancer exercise programs (P.I.Fitness)

Type: P.I.Fitness runs a variety of wellbeing services but specialises in personalised programs for people affected by cancer.

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Prices vary. Medicare rebates available.

Location: Balmain, Sydney

Contact:
Jacquie Azizi
0402 156 160
jacquie@pifitness.com.au
https://www.pifitness.com.au/

Wellac Lifestyle -Wellness After, And during Cancer

Type: Tailored and personalised programs in addition to small group classes run by university trained experts in using “exercise as medicine” for cancer and other health conditions.

Exercise Physiology- individual, couple, small group

Pilates Mat small group classes

Restorative Yoga group classes led by experienced yoga therapists.

Eligibility: All cancer backgrounds and all fitness levels are catered for. Individual and Couple Sessions by appointment. Classes according to a weekly timetable

Services open to anyone who has been affected by a cancer diagnosis either currently or in the past, whether recently diagnosed, in remission, cured or living with cancer. Our programs and services are also open to partners, family members and carers.

We recommend at least 2 individual or couple Exercise Physiology sessions prior to joining group classes.

Cost: An Initial 2 individual Exercise Physiology sessions $180
(Medicare rebate of $105.90 with a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan)

OR

An Initial 4 individual Exercise Physiology sessions $335
(Medicare rebate of $211.80 with a GP Chronic Disease Management Plan)

Classes are available via our “Wellac Lifestyle Fitness Membership

OR

casually at $30 per class

Rebates available depending on an individual’s private health cover.

Location: Eastgardens

Contact: 

(02) 93443875

info@wellaclifestyle.com.au

www.wellaclifestyle.com.au

Yoga and Meditation for Cancer Support

Type: Sessions offer a various array of tools, techniques and gentle physical exercises to provide support to cancer patients and people living with cancer whilst they go through the physical and emotional challenges that they are faced with during a diagnosis, the treatment phases and the life thereafter cancer.

Frequency: Ongoing. See website for class times.

Eligibility: Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cost: $120 for 6 week course. Casual attendance ($22). Bookings essential.

Location: Balmain & North Sydney

Contact:
Donna 0408 783 187
http://yogaandhealing.com.au/

 

Northern Territory

Women’s Cycling Group

Frequency: Thursdays 5.30pm

Eligibility: Everyone

Cost: Free

Location: Meet at BlueCycles 2/12 Totem Rd, Coconut Grove

Contact:
Sonia
0417 659 069
Sonia@bluecyclesnt.com

 

Queensland

Cancer Rehabilitation Courses

Type: The class aims to provide education, management strategies and guided exercise to optimize the health, well-being and quality of life for cancer survivors. The program has been specifically designed to help women with the physical and ongoing health issues that can occur after going through cancer and its treatment.

Frequency: Group sessions will be of a one hour duration and run once a week over 10 weeks. 9.30am on Thursdays.

Eligibility: Women who have been diagnosed with cancer

Cost: $250 for 10 weeks (usually health fund claimable).

Location: Highgate Hill

Contact:
Sue Croft, Physiotherapist,
admin@suecroftphysiotherapist.com.au
http://suecroftphysiotherapist.com.au/

Cvivor Active Cancer Support

Type: Activity-based peer support program which brings together people who have been affected by cancer to participate in a regular physical or wellness activity.

Frequency: See website for locations and times

Eligibility: People with a cancer diagnosis who are moving through or have completed treatment, or family members and significant others

Cost: Free

Contact:
Cancer Council Qld
13 11 20
https://cancerqld.org.au/get-support/cancer-emotional-support/cvivor-fitness-group/

Restorative Yoga program for cancer patients

Frequency:

Monday
5.30-6.25pm
Stretch and tone


Tuesday 
10.30-11.30am
Restorative, grounding Yoga
11.30am-12.30pm Yoga Wellness

12.30-1.25pm Deep, conscious relaxation and Self-Healing


Wednesday
9.15-10.10am
 Stretch and tone


Thursday
10.30-11.30am
Yoga for stress release and pain control 

11.30am-12.30pm Yoga, easy, gentle, healing

12.30-1.15pm Mindfulness Meditation

5.30-6.15pm Stretch and tone


Friday
9.15-10.10am
  Stretch and tone


Saturday
10.15-11.10am
 Yoga stretch and tone

Eligibility: All cancer patients.

Cost: Free

Location: Scarborough

Contact:
Shanti Yoga 07 5531 0511
http://shantiyoga.com.au/yoga/free-yoga-for-cancer-patients.php

Restore Fitness and Wellbeing

Type: At Restore you can undertake a private exercise session and weight management program or join a small group of like-minded women in a weekly “Pink” exercise and nutrition class that provides the additional benefits of building a network with others travelling your journey.

Eligibility: Women who have been diagnosed with cancer

Location: Clayfield

Contact:
Restore Fitness and Wellbeing
info@restorefitness.com.au
http://www.restorefitness.com.au/

Yoga classes for breast cancer patients

Type Yoga classes specially designed to support participants after breast cancer surgery and run by a qualified and experienced yoga instructor.

Frequency: Weekly - Wednesday 6.30pm to 7.30pm and Thursday 8am to 9am

Eligibility: Post breast cancer surgery patients

Cost: Free

Location: Mater Private Clinic Cleveland

Contact:
Jennifer Jones
0435 656 675
jennifer.jones@mater.org.au

YMCA Cancer Survivors Program

Type: A 12 week physical activity and support program for cancer survivors. The YMCA provides a safe exercise program and environment for cancer survivors to gain and reclaim their health and well-being.

Frequency: 12 week programs occur several times throughout each year

 

Eligibility: You don't have to be a Y member to take part in this life changing program; non-members are most definitely welcome and encouraged!

Cost: Free

Locations:

  • Bowen Hills - 95 Abbotsford Rd, Bowen Hills QLD 4006
  • Jamboree Heights - 76 Andaman St, Jamboree Heights QLD 4074
  • Victoria Point - 128 Link Rd, Victoria Point QLD 4165

Contact: 

South Australia

Cancer Care Centre Yoga

Type: It is safe, fun and easy to do. A typical class includes breath work, gentle stretching & simple repetitive movement, conscious relaxation & meditation, inclusive of beautiful Yoga music.

Frequency: Eight week course Wednesday afternoon, 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Eligibility: People diagnosed with cancer, their carers and family groups

Cost: Members $50 Non-members $80

Location: Unley

Contact:
Cancer Care Centre
(08) 8272 2411
admin@cancercarecentre.org.au

Exercise your Lymphatics

Type: Learn safe and effective techniques to improve your lymphatic system function.

Frequency: Please ring the Cancer Care Centre for dates of upcoming workshops.

Eligibility: People diagnosed with cancer, their carers and family groups

Cost: Members $45 Non-members $80

Location: Unley

Contact:
Cancer Care Centre
(08) 8272 2411
admin@cancercarecentre.org.au

Reconditioning Oncology Program

Type: The program is specifically designed to assist people undergoing treatment for cancer to regain their quality of life and functional ability. The services enables an individual therapy needs to be met in the one location in a goal-directed, highly efficient and well-co-ordinated manner.

Frequency: Over eight weeks, twice a week

Eligibility: Referral by GP, another hospital, specialist or healthcare providers

Location: Walkerville

Contact: 08 8168 5700 – ask for Outpatient Coordinator

Well and Good Pilates

Type: Designed specifically for women who are recovering from breast cancer. The exercises are especially selected to help rehabilitate the body and provide relaxation for overall wellbeing

Frequency: Mondays 11am-12pm.

Eligibility: Everyone welcome

Location: 4/247 Milne Rd, Modbury North SA 5092

Cost: 

  • Ten Class Block - $165.00
  • Seniors Card Holders Ten Class Block - $135.

Contact: 

info@wellandgoodpilates.com.au
0400 601 031
https://www.wellandgoodpilates.com.au/

Tasmania

 

Splash & Chat support and exercise program

Type: Support group helping to improve wellbeing, mobility, gain confidence, new friendships and knowledge through gentle exercise in a warm pool.

Frequency: Every Tuesday 10.30am

Eligibility: Women who have had a cancer diagnosis

Cost: Free

Location: North West Coast

Contact:
Susanne King
susanneking3@bigpond.com 

Victoria

Community Health Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Type: The cancer rehabilitation program is for cancer survivors who wish to improve their quality of life by gaining confidence with exercise, managing fatigue, improving nutrition and managing stress so they can get on with living.

The groups combine supervised exercises, education and discussion sessions, with self-management support in a group setting. A home exercise program is provided for all participants.

Frequency: The groups run twice a week, for 2 hours each session for six weeks.

Eligibility: Cancer survivors who have finished active treatment within the last month, up until 2 years following treatment.

Cost: $6.40 per session

Location:

  • Frankston
  • Rosebud

Contact: 
To attend the program, please phone an ACCESS worker to register: 1300 665 781

InForm Health and Exercise breast cancer exercise group: 

 

Type: Breast cancer exercise group. Group classes that offer an individually tailored exercise session to suit your goals, abilities, surgical/specialist precautions. You will be supervised by an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and have an individualised program to complete the group setting.  You can expect to meet others in similar situations to yourself to share your experiences with along the way.
Frequency: Monday 5pm - 6pm weekly
Cost: $15.00 inc GST (per class)
*5 and 10 pass sessions available
Initial assessment $110.00 inc GST
To ensure the best possible program for you we conduct a thorough assessment (45 minutes) which will gives us the opportunity to work together to create a suitable plan and program to help you to reach your goals. Please note you may be eligible to claim a rebate through your private health insurer for both group and individual sessions at InForm Health & Exercise. 
Location: Glen Iris
Contact :
03 9822 8036
informexercise.com.au/

Community Health Cancer Rehabilitation Program

Type: The cancer rehabilitation program is for cancer survivors who wish to improve their quality of life by gaining confidence with exercise, managing fatigue, improving nutrition and managing stress so they can get on with living.

The groups combine supervised exercises, education and discussion sessions, with self-management support in a group setting. A home exercise program is provided for all participants.

Frequency: The groups run twice a week, for 2 hours each session for six weeks. 

Eligibility: Cancer survivors who have finished active treatment within the last month, up until 2 years following treatment.

Cost: $6.40 per session 

Location: 

  • Frankston, VIC
  • Rosebud, VIC

Contact: 
To attend the program, please phone an ACCESS worker to register: 1300 665 781

Eastern Health Cancer Oncology Rehabilitation Program

Type: Group sessions that consists of one hour of tailored exercise, followed by one hour of information.

Frequency: Twice a week for seven weeks.

Eligibility: The client resides in eastern suburbs of Melbourne within the Eastern Health catchment area, has a primary diagnosis of cancer, aged 18 years and over, current physical status allows for participation in the exercise component of the program, cognitive status allows for participation in the education component of the program.

Cost: $8 per session, however fee may be waived in cases of financial hardship.

Contact:
Eastern Health Oncology/Cancer Rehabilitation Coordinator
0457 563 174
http://easternhealth.org.au/services/item/94-cancer-oncology-rehabilitation-program

Health Interactions

Type: Complete a goal setting session with specific assessments to you and your journey to date. Continue with regular face-to-face/one on one exercise physiology sessions, where your exercise program will be tailored to you and your goals, and be modified dependent on whether you are a gym goer or home exerciser. We aim to not only improve your physical health but improve your mental outlook by providing a support, encourage independence with program and keep you on-track to your goals.

Frequency: BCNA 12-week Program.

Eligibility: People who have been diagnosed with cancer – not specific to age or current activity levels, as this is a one on one service. Eligibility for Care Plan will be at GP’s discretion.

Cost: $300 – though this will be greatly subsidised dependent on GPMP/EPC Care Plan eligibility.

Location: Ashburton (VIC) and Carlton (VIC)

Contact:

Thomas Hawthorne – 0435 845 864

thomas@healthinteractions.com.au

EX-MED Cancer exercise program

Type: 3 month best-practice exercise intervention. Individualised exercise prescription delivered by exercise physiologists specifically trained to deliver EX-MED Cancer; conducted in groups of 10 people with cancer at local fitness centres.

Frequency: 3 x ~1hr sessions/week.

Eligibility: People diagnosed with any type of cancer who have completed cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) within the last 12 months. Please note participants are eligible if they are currently receiving/scheduled to receive hormone therapy.

Cost: Free

Location:

Fitzroy

Coburg

Hawthorn

Caulfield

Sunshine

Contact: 
www.exmedcancer.org.au/enrol-or-refer

exmedcancer@exmedcancer.org.au 

(03) 9230 8728

Living Longer, Living Stronger program

Type:

Strength training programs specifically designed to meet the needs of older people, including:

  • Initial and ongoing assessments so your program can be tailored to your specific needs and abilities
  • Fully qualified and committed instructors
  • A safe, supportive environment
  • At least two group sessions a week, at a low cost
  • An opportunity to socialise over a cup of tea or coffee after each session.

Frequency: Ongoing. Classes can be found on the COTA website.

Eligibility: Older people, designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and coordination, so helping to improve your confidence and reduce the risk of falls.

Cost: Low cost (dependent on individual providers)

Contact:
COTA Vic
03 9654 4443
http://cotavic.org.au/programs-events/strength-training/

Moving Beyond Cancer


Type: Women with cancer exercise group


Frequency:
Mondays 10:30am, Thursdays 2pm and 5:30pm (Camberwell) Fridays 1:10pm (Heidelberg)
Eligibility:
Women with a cancer diagnosis
Cost:
$288 for 10 sessions. Medicare and private health rebates available
Location:
Camberwell & Heidelberg 
Contact: 
Dale or Kelly: 8823 8307

Qigong for Recovery - Breast Cancer Patients

Type: Mindful Movement - acupressure, gentle stretches, flowing movement and mindfulness - based on qigong/chi-gong.

Frequency: 6 x 60 minute program offered regularly.

Eligibility: N/A

Cost: $295, includes handbooks and support materials.

Location: St Kilda

Contact:
Nicole Betts - Pursuit of Wellness 1300 880 137

Stepping into Wellness gentle exercise programs

Type: Women are supported to experience a range of exercise types and to find ways to continue to exercise in their local communities. Programs are led by qualified and experienced fitness instructors.

Frequency: Six week program

Eligibility: Women who have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer.

Cost: Free

Location: Multiple locations

Contact: 

Counterpart Resource Centre
1300 781 500
info@counterpart.org.au
http://counterpart.org.au/

Strive2Thrive

Type: 12 week program, two supervised gym sessions per week (up to 15 participants)

Frequency: 12-week program, 4 programs per year (includes weekly information sessions)

Eligibility: All cancer types, requires medical referral, for any person that has completed active treatment within the past 24 months

Cost: Free

Location: Geelong

Contact:
Strive 2 Thrive Geelong Inc.,
info@strive2thrive.com.au
http://www.strive2thrive.com.au

Upwell Health Collective

Type:

Up and Prepare pack

Build your physical and mental resilience before you start your treatment, with this carefully crafted package. Upwell’s highly skilled allied health and wellness professionals will collaborate in your care and work closely with your surgeon or oncologist along the way.

Choose from either exercise physiology (personalised exercises) or clinical pilates as your primary movement, and complement it with two relaxing massages and a restorative yoga session to help balance your mind, body and spirit.

Frequency: 

Up and prepare package includes:

x 1 45min Exercise Physiology initial assessment + x 1 30min 1:1 session

OR:

x 1 45min Clinical Pilates initial assessment + x 1 30min 1:1 session

AND:

x 1 60min + x 1 45min remedial or relaxation massage
x 1 60min 1:1 therapeutic yoga session

Price: SPECIAL BCNA PRICE $390* (save up to $140)

Receive 10% off additional Upwell services and classes booked ongoing

All Upwell allied health services may be covered under your private health insurance

Location: Camberwell 

Contact: 

(03) 8849 9096

hello@upwellhealth.com.au

https://upwellhealth.com.au/

 

WA

Cancer Survivor Program

Type: A two part (individual and small group) health and wellbeing exercise program specifically designed to maintain and improve physical capacities while managing the debilitating effects of cancer and cancer treatment.

Eligibility: Cancer patients currently undergoing treatments.

Cost: Medicare rebates may apply if referred by a GP. Some health insurance companies also provide rebates. 

Location: Joondalup

Contact:
Vario Wellness Clinic
08 6304 3444
http://www.exercisemedicine.org.au/vario-health-clinic/exercise-programs

Chemo Club

Type: Specially designed, exercise program

Frequency: See website for class times

Eligibility: Cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments.

Cost: Free. For access to the Chemo Club you will need to present your SolarisCare treatment card.

Location: Albany, Claremont

Contact:
Solaris Care
http://solariscare.org.au/help/chemo_club

Life Now Exercise Program

Type: 12 week program, two 60-minute sessions per week.

Frequency: Upcoming classes updated on website.

Eligibility: For people currently undergoing or who have completed cancer treatment in the last two years and their carers.

Cost: Free to people who have undergone cancer treatment within the last two years. Carers can also attend if the person they are caring for is attending. There may be a one off fee for initial and post assessment with the AEP (dependent upon your GP and private health care fund).

Contact:
Cancer Council WA
13 11 20
http://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/exercise-classes

Life Now Yoga Classes

Frequency: 6 weeks (introductory level) – Upcoming classes on website

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Location: WA

Contact: Cancer Council WA
13 11 20
http://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/yoga-classes

Life Now Meditation & Tai Chi

Frequency: 6 weeks (introductory level) – Upcoming classes on website.

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Location: WA

Contact:
Cancer Council WA
13 11 20
http://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/meditation-classes

Life Now Mindfulness and Mindful Art

Type: Life Now Mindfulness is stress management program that is facilitated by an experienced instructor for two hours each week. During these sessions, participants are provided with practical coping techniques to counter the effects of cancer-related stress. Mindful Art is a meditation course that aims to improve lateral thinking, enhances visual perception and provides a tangible approach to creative thought. Art is a skill we can all learn through simple successive exercises, and in the process provide us with many positive health benefits.

Mindful art is a 6 week course, one hour class per week. No prior art experience required and anyone who attends the course will be amazed that creativity is accessible to all of us.

Frequency:

8 weeks (mindfulness)

6 weeks (mindful art).

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer at an introductory level for 6 weeks. Carers are also welcome to attend.

Cost: Free

Location: WA

Contact:
Cancer Council WA
13 11 20
http://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/meditation-classes

Life Now Retreat Days

Type: Retreat Days showcase what our Life Now programs have to offer. Retreat Day participants have the chance to try out Life Now classes such as yoga, meditation and exercise. The day provides the opportunity to interact with others facing a similar life situation.

Eligibility: People with cancer or recovering from cancer. Carers are also welcome to attend. Priority is given to newly diagnosed patients and first time participants.

Cost: Free

Location: Milroy Lodge, Shenton Park

Contact:
Cancer Council WA
13 11 20
https://www.cancerwa.asn.au/patients/support-and-services/life-now/live-life-now/

The Pink Crusaders program

Type: Group sessions run for 60 minutes in the privacy of The Studio. We keep sessions small to allow you to get the most out of the class.

Sessions involve a combination of: light resistance training, light cardio, Pilates based mat work, stretching.

Frequency: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am – 11am & 6.30pm-7.30pm.

Eligibility: Women undergoing or recovering from breast cancer treatment.

Cost: Initial consultation - $80, single class $8.70 & 10 class pass $84.

Location: Burtin

Contact:
Rebecca Morony
Curtin University
r.morony@curtin.edu.au
http://life.curtin.edu.au/curtin-stadium/breast-cancer-rehabilitation.htm

Women’s Cancers Pilates

Eligibility: Before, during and following cancer treatment (breast & gynaecological)

Cost: $70 rebates available

Location: Nedlands

Contact:
admin@bgalphysio.com.au