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MOVEMENT

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.


Nordic Walking

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

Contact Sarah


Pilates 

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

Contact Karen

Yoga

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

Contact Diane or Jo


Discover some of Bath’s movement services and information

GET FIT IN BATH

BATH YOGA STUDIO

core pilates Bath

WELLBEING COLLEGE

Physioimpulse

 

 
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“Exercise is the best medicine someone with cancer can take in addition to their standard cancer treatment. That’s because we know now that people who exercise regularly experience fewer and less severe treatment side effects, cancer related fatigue, mental distress and quality of life”

Prof Prue Cormie, Australian Catholic University

Cancer: ‘If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to every patient’
Guardian, May 2018