It is FREE! Active Against Cancer is an NHS service for cancer patients in Harrogate.
If you are a cancer patient in Harrogate, you can be referred to Active Against Cancer by any of your healthcare professionals, including Cancer Nurse Specialists, GPs and Oncologists. Alternatively you are able to self-refer through our website, just visit the contact us page.
You can also get involved with Active Against Cancer as a volunteer. We are always looking for enthusiastic individuals to help our cause by assisting with walks, raising awareness and providing support to other clients. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre has a café/bar area, serving hot and cold food and drinks all day. It also has male, female and disabled changing and shower facilities. All of which are available for Active Against Cancer patients to make use of.
Yes! One friend / family member / career is welcome to attend your class with you. We can accommodate them within the studio space however they won’t be able to take part. Please let us know when booking if you intend to bring someone with you. This does not apply to our WALK & TALK sessions, where all friends / family / careers are welcome to take part.
No! You are able to self refer by clicking on the ‘join in’ button at any time in your cancer pathway.
No! The consequences of cancer or cancer treatment can often affect you for a long time afterwards and Active Against Cancer can provide rehabilitation to address some of these issues. If you are still experiencing the effects of cancer or cancer treatment, you are able to self refer by clicking on the ‘join in’ button. However, when running close to capacity Active Against Cancer will priorities referrals from newly diagnosed patients.
There is ample free parking available at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre.
Yes! You will be required to attend an initial assessment with one of our specialised physiotherapists however; our trainers can provide ‘at home’ activity programmes for those who are unable to travel regularly. Please make a member of our team aware of your situation during your assessment.
Yes! If you have an upcoming charitable event you are able to raise money for Active Against Cancer. All money raised will go to Yorkshire Cancer Research, the charity funding the service. Please contact us on email@example.com and so we can provide you with a fundraising pack. You can also donate to our page CLICK HERE
Yes! We appreciate that how you feel during your treatment period may vary day-to-day. You are able to book onto any of our classes on an individual basis without committing to coming regularly. We run classes at all times of the day, so that there is something to suit everyone.
Yes! Our specialised trainers put on a wide variety of sessions and there is something available for everyone. Clients are welcome to visit Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre ahead of starting an activity programme.
Yes! Our specialised trainers put on a wide variety of sessions and there is something available for everyone. If you are accustomed to regular exercise, we can also provide support and guidance on the best activities to incorporate into your existing programme.
This will differ from person to person, and depend on the particular surgery you have had. We will be in contact with all existing Active Against Cancer patients 6 weeks post-surgery, to discuss your options. Patients are welcome to contact us at any time and continue socialising at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre at all stages of treatment.
Yes! Increasing your activity levels through regular exercise can help tackle many of the side effects of cancer treatment including fatigue, lymphodema and depression. Patients are also welcome to continue socialising at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre at all stages of treatment.
Yes! Active Against Cancer is designed to meet the needs of all cancer patients. Active Against Cancer is the best place to exercise, amongst peers whom may be experiencing similar challenges.
Yes! During your initial assessment we will ask you questions about any other conditions you may have and all the medication you are currently taking. This will enable us to make the best choices for you regarding the type of exercise and activities we recommend.
No! We want you to be as fit as possible giving you every chance for the best outcome.
Yes ! Our Active Man and Active Woman classes are gender specific classes.
No! All we ask is that you wear comfortable clothing and sensible footwear. Our team are always on hand to advise you what you’ll need and we’ll provide the rest.