Fit to Thrive

Fit to Thrive participant

Fit to Thrive is a free 12-week exercise program helping patients of all ages cope with treatment and get back to normal life, faster.

A growing body of research has shown that physical activity before, during and after cancer treatments like chemotherapy or stem cell transplants is an important part of the treatment process and can have a number of lasting benefits.

An evaluation report of the program by market research company, IPSOS has shown cancer patients report increased well-being, pain reduction and more energy for normal activities.

Other major benefits are:

  • improved muscle strength,
  • flexibility,
  • balance,
  • quality of life,
  • and decrease in fatigue.

 

Twelve-week  Fit to Thrive programs run in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Townsville, and Cairns. A three-week program is also available for those unable for health reasons to commit to the longer program. Rural and regional patients can also order the at home exercise DVD.

Find out more

Download our brochure  for more information about how you can join the next program or contact Kate Arkadieff – email karkadieff@leukaemia.org.au phone 07 3259 1000. If you’re a healthcare professional, you can use our Fit to Thrive referral form.

Order the Fit to Thrive DVD

Looking to start your own exercise program at home? Fill in your details to receive a free copy of the Fit to Thrive at at home exercise DVD.

Fit to Thrive videos

Our YouTube channel contains information about creating an exercise program at home; exercise demonstrations; and patient testimonials.

Always check with your health practitioner before commencing any exercise program.

 

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