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Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s Active Beyond Cancer course starting this September

4th September 2017 | 9:49 am

By Leanne Flynn

Leeds Rhinos Foundation are running the Active Beyond Cancer course

This September Leeds Rhinos Foundation, in partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research, are running their free Active Beyond Cancer programme, for people looking to build back their fitness following cancer diagnosis.

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This September Leeds Rhinos Foundation, in partnership with Yorkshire Cancer Research, are running their free Active Beyond Cancer programme, for people looking to build back their fitness following cancer diagnosis.

Active Beyond Cancer is a free 12-week programme for people who have been affected by cancer and aims to rebuild fitness by increasing and maintaining physical activity, boost confidence, improve health and wellbeing and reduce the risk of recurrence and other long-term health conditions.

Working with Leeds City Council, the programme will be run at three locations, Armley, Rothwell and Fearnville leisure centres, from 25th September with a female only, male only and mixed groups available.

The programme is suitable for all people affected by cancer at any point, whether recently diagnosed, receiving treatment or in post-treatment who will be able to take part in a variety of physical activities tailored to the needs of their group from Zumba Gold, Thai Chi, ballroom dancing classes to walking rugby, group exercise circuits and chair exercises.

The charity successfully ran a pilot of the programme earlier this year and received praise for participants.

“The programme leaders, Adam and Laura, are very good. We always left smiling. I’m sure it must have been a bit daunting dealing with a load of women but I think they got to know, they were always sensitive to our needs.”

Another user said: “The exercise part of the course was well thought out and put together as well as being fun and within our capability but at the same time pushing us out of our own comfort zones.”

Active Beyond Cancer is available through self-referrals via Leeds Rhinos Foundation’s health practitioners.  To register interest and confirm your attendance email health@leedsrhinosfoundation.org