WE CAN MOVE

We CAN-Move is an exercise referral programme designed specifically for adults (16 years+) who have been affected by cancer. The programme provides cancer patients with opportunities to be active including access to personalised exercise programmes delivered by experts in exercise and wellbeing.


Being physically active after a cancer diagnosis is linked to better cancer outcomes for many cancers, it can also help to improve post-operative outcomes and reduce the chance of cancer recurrence for a wide range of cancers.

For example, evidence suggests that women that complete the recommended minimum amount of physical activity each week had an over 40% lower risk of overall mortality, breast cancer specific mortality, and breast cancer recurrence when compared to women that are active for less than 1 hour a week.

Studies suggest this isn't isolated to breast cancer. The numbers may be as high as 50% for colorectal and prostate cancer too! Exercise is medicine!

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The Benefits of being active with Cancer

  • Exercise may lower the chances of overall mortality, cancer specific mortality and cancer recurrence by up to 50% when compared to people that do not exercise. 
     

  • Reduce tiredness and fatigue.
     

  • Reduce pain.
     

  • Improve quality of life.
     

  • Helps to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
     

  • Improve bone health and reduce the risk of osteoporosis.
     

  •  Reduce the risk of other health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and dementia

What is included and how much is it?

  • 16 weeks exercise support delivered by Fitness Professionals that are qualified in Cancer and Exercise Rehabilitation.
     

  • Bespoke exercise programme designed to prepare you for treatment / surgery, help maintain you if you are during treatment, or progress you if you have completed treatment.
     

  • Unlimited exercise reviews to support you in your journey.
     

  • Unlimited access to our leisure services for a discounted price. This includes*:
     

    • Unlimited Gym at Corby East Midlands International Pool and Lodge Park Sports Centre.​
       

    • Unlimited Swimming and Aqua Classes at Corby East Midlands International Pool.
       

    • Unlimited Group Exercise Classes and Online Group Exercise Classes.
       

    • Unlimited access to our Health Suite (Sauna / Steam Room and Spa Pool). 

      *Access to the facilities above is only granted if medically suitable. This will be discussed at your free consultation.
       

All for £22.00 a month or £3.60 per session.

Consultations to discuss the scheme in more detail are FREE.

Referrals must also pay £12.50 for their initial exercise programme. This is paid when enrolment on to the scheme after the consultation. All follow ups / reviews are FREE. 

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How Do I Join?

  • This is a referral based programme meaning we require a medical referral for you to join the scheme from a healthcare professional that is involved in your care. For example, this can be your hospital consultant, clinical nurse specialist or GP.
     

  • Simply ask your medical professional to complete our We Can Move - Referral Form and then forward the completed form to referrals.nnc@northnorthants.gov.uk, where we will arrange your free consultation. 
     

  • If you completed your treatment more than 12 months ago, you can self refer without the need for a medical referral. To do this, simply contact us for more information.