Fighting Fit

Fighting Fit

Supporting people living with or recovering from cancer in Lincolnshire.

 

Fighting Fit is designed to help you to maintain or increase physical activity levels at a pace that suits you and support you in the fight against cancer and long-term health conditions.

 

We will help you build your strength, motivation and physical ambitions, and be here to put the kettle on and talk things through when you need it.

Fighting Fit Lincoln

Yarborough Leisure Centre

Wednesday | 1:30 - 3pm

In this session, we focus on low impact fitness designed to help build back balance, posture, strength and flexibility. 

It's not all about the body though! This is a group session, where you can connect with people with shared experiences. Why not pop for a cuppa in the cafe after the session?

Sessions are £4, with the first 10 sessions free, funded by Lincolnshire CCG.

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Fighting Fit Mablethorpe

Magna Vitae Station Sports Centre

Thursday | 2:00 - 3:30pm | Starts 7th April

Mirroring our flagship Lincoln Session, we focus on low impact fitness designed to help build back balance, posture, strength and flexibility. 

It's not all about the body though! This is a group session, where you can connect with people with shared experiences. The sports Centre is located in a beautiful area with ample opportunities for a cuppa or a beach stroll

Sessions are £4, with the first 10 sessions free, funded by Lincolnshire CCG.

Meet The Coach

Will Poole is a Level 4 qualified coach in Cancer and Exercise and Rehabilitation. 

Will has a wealth of experience in fitness coaching and supporting individuals to improve their health and wellbeing.

Will will support you from the start of your referral to the end of your time with us.

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*Limited funded places available.

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Being physically active has multiple benefits for people living with cancer:

 

  • Reduce risk of cancer recurrence – being active during and after cancer treatment can reduce the risk of recurrence in some cancers. It can also reduce the risk of developing other long-term conditions.

  • Reduce side effects – being active during and after cancer treatment can reduce some side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Side effects activity helps with include fatigue, depression, weight gain, blood clots, hot flushes, night sweats and nerve damage.

  • Prevent decline in physical ability – being active during cancer treatment can prevent a decline in physical ability without increasing fatigue levels.

  • Recover physical ability – being active after cancer treatment helps patients recover physical ability.

  • Maintain independence – in cases of advanced cancer physical activity can help patients maintain independence and well-being.

 

For several weeks I have been attending Fighting Fit

 

Following my Breast Surgery, Chemo and Radiotherapy I struggled with movement of my left arm to any extent and decided to seek help and was offered this course.

 

Due to the efforts and patience of the coach, my Doctor, friends and colleagues have all noticed many health improvements including my high blood pressure is nearly at normal, varicose veins have disappeared and my arm has near full range of movement.

 

I have a sedentary job and was achieving less than 1000 steps a day but now I reach 5000+ and as a result, I have lost 16lb in weight.

 

I am so grateful to the foundation for setting me in the right direction and I will endeavour to continue on my journey.

- June, Fighting Fit Participant

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Or fill out online below. Once completed, a member of our team will be in touch to arrange a 1-2-1 chat to go through the next steps.

Referral Form
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Referral Information

Medical History

Cancer Treatment
Please list your side effects

Consent

Thanks for submitting, please keep an eye on your email for information of how to book onto the session.