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Fighting Fit


Supporting people living with or recovering from cancer in Lincolnshire.


Fighting Fit focuses on low-impact fitness designed to help you to maintain or increase physical activity levels at a pace that suits you and supports you in the fight against cancer and long-term health conditions. 


We will help you build your strength, motivation and physical ambitions. However, It's not all about the body!

These are group sessions where you can connect with people with shared experiences. After these sessions, there is the opportunity to stay for a drink and chat using social spaces near each location.


Fighting Fit Lincoln

Yarborough Leisure Centre

Tuesday | 1:30 - 3 pm

Sessions are £3, with the first 10 sessions free.

Sessions can be booked here Please make sure you have completed a referral form before attending your first session.

Fighting Fit Lincoln 

Yarborough Leisure Centre

Wednesday | 11:45am – 12:30pm

*starts 3rd January 2024  

Sessions are £3, with the first 10 sessions free.

Sessions can be booked here Please make sure you have completed a referral form before attending your first session.


Fighting Fit Lincoln

Performing Arts Studio, Bishop Grosseteste University

Thursday | 6:30pm – 7:15pm

Sessions are £3, with the first 10 sessions free.

Sessions can be booked here Please make sure you have completed a referral form before attending your first session.


Fighting Fit Mablethorpe

Sutton on Sea Social Club

Thursday | 10:30 am - 12:00 pm 

Sessions are £4, with the first 10 sessions free.


Fighting Fit Gainsborough
West Lindsey Leisure Centre
Wednesday | 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Sessions are £3.75, with the first 10 sessions free.


Fighting Fit Boston
Boston United, The Jakemans Stadium
Wednesday | 10:30 am – 12 noon

Sessions are £4, with the first 10 sessions free.

Fighting Fit Bourne

Bourne Leisure Centre

Monday | 1:30 - 3 pm

Sessions are £4, with the first 10 sessions free.

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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.

Winner of the Lincolnshire Sport and Physical Activity 'Impact on Health' award

"I cannot express how Fighting Fit has helped me."


"I truly believe that my experience living with Cancer would be totally different without this."


"From the very first session, arriving with ‘No Hair’ and a baseball cap, you made me feel like I had a life worth living and fighting for. 

Don’t get me wrong - it was tough and I was nervous …what would people think / say and would I meet anyone who understood! 

Everyone Understands!"


"Yes I may come across sometimes as the ‘class clown’ but hey we only have one life and when you face adversity .. your mind set changes and you live for everyday."


"I have made some ‘lifelong’ friends who all get it! 

We are all living our best lives and with you at the helm - you are an inspiration to each and everyone of us!"

Thank you! 


- Kerry

I love our Fighting Fit sessions. They are fun, brilliant for us physically and emotionally. Our instructor, Phill Watson is incredibly motivational and the exercises are devised so that you feel able to push yourself just that bit harder. You always feel he has time to listen and genuinely cares about each and every one of us.

My posture, balance and confidence have improved tremendously. I try to practice at home as suggested!

Fighting Fit=motivation, exercise, friendship and fun!!

- Susan

“I joined Phill and his team at Fighting fit at Yarborough Leisure Centre eight weeks after major surgery. Not only did the class help me regain my pre surgery fitness, but the whole team are an inspiration with fun and fitness at the fore!”

- Julie

“Attending Fighting Fit helped me to recover from surgery, to manage side effects from my treatment, and has given me back a sense of well-being. I’ve also found emotional support from a group of fantastic new friends which has rebuilt my mental health.”

“Fighting Fit has helped me rebuild balance, strength, confidence and taught me to manage side effects of my treatment, and the support of everyone has restored my mental health. It’s been a lifeline for me.“


- John

"After being diagnosed with prostate cancer and undergoing chemo and radiotherapy, I felt that it was important for me to try and get fit to fight the big C. When I joined fighting fit it not only gave me an opportunity to get fit but also to meet a great group of people who were undergoing treatments of various kinds. The social interaction and humour is like a cloak to surround you with comfort in such a trying time. Phill has been such a great guide in achieving this (despite his sometimes questionable music tastes) by encouraging us to push ourselves but within our limits."

- Joe

“Since starting fighting fit, I have seen a huge improvement in my fitness, strength, stamina and mental health. I have had the pleasure of getting to know more people in a similar situation to myself which has helped me realise I’m not alone in living with this condition.

Phil is a fantastic instructor and a real asset to the program. Long may it continue."

- Roger

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.

FF Referral
Referral Form

Referral Information

Medical History

Cancer Treatment
Please list your side effects


Research Participation

Bishop Grosseteste University are completing a research project exploring the perceptions of physical activity of those post cancer diagnosis (those who have had a diagnosis in the past 12 months). Participation in this study will involve taking part in a one-to-one interview, whereby the researcher will ask some questions about your thoughts and feelings on the exercise guidance you received following your diagnosis of cancer. The interview is completely voluntary, and you are free to refrain from answering any questions you feel uncomfortable answering or do not wish to disclose. The interview will take place in a quiet, private room at Bishop Grosseteste University and will be recorded to allow to transcription to occur.

Thanks for submitting, a member of the team will be in touch soon.

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