Dealing with cancer? Get on the move.
We know that gentle exercise can lift your mood and make you feel healthier, stronger and ready to face whatever comes next. We all have different levels of stamina, energy and capacity for movement, and cancer treatment can impact us in many different ways. If you’ve had surgery, your exercise and rehabilitation needs are likely to be different from those who have had other treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
At We Get It, we recognise that your needs are individual. As well as offering a range of group sessions, we can direct you to trusted local experts who have experience of working with cancer patients, both during and after treatment.
Bath offers some incredibly beautiful walks and we highly recommend the Bath Nordic Walking group. Sarah Lillywhite is a fantastic personal trainer and Nordic Walking coach with lots of experience working with people during and after cancer treatment.
Benefits of Nordic Walking:
Effective and enjoyable
Suitable for any age or fitness level, from those with medical issues to the super fit
If you’re recovering from a mastectomy, Nordic Walking can help with your upper body mobility and movement
We love Karen Green at Core Pilates Bath, who worked with our team member Sarah after she had major cancer surgery: “My medical team are astounded at my progress, due in large part to the expert, friendly and bespoke advice Karen gave me”.
Karen has years of experience working with people at the point of diagnosis and into recovery and remission. Check out her classes.
Benefits of Pilates:
Improves core strength, posture, joint mobility, general fitness and wellbeing
Helps reduce the risk of injury
Relieves tension and stress
Suitable for people of all ages and levels of fitness
Our founder Laura did one-to-one yoga sessions with Diane Lee from Bath Yoga Studio to prepare for chemo sessions and release toxins. We really recommend her sessions! We also love Jo Kitts Yoga, who runs yoga classes specifically for cancer patients, providing a space where they can feel completely comfortable.
Benefits of Yoga:
A gentle way to manage cancer recovery
Increases physical and mental wellbeing
Promotes flexibility around the hip region
Helps relieve worry and stress about upcoming appointments and scans