‘With the creation of this unique service we hope to change this for patients living with cancer in the Harrogate District. Active Against Cancer was set up with founder funding from Yorkshire Cancer Research, who supported the service through the pilot phase. The service is delivered by Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust, where this new model puts exercise at the core of cancer care for all patients.
There are over 2 million people living with or beyond cancer in the UK. There will be 4 million people by 2030.
If exercise was a pill it would be prescribed to
every cancer patient.
We provide bespoke activity packages, tailored to the individual needs of each patient, throughout their cancer journey.
Patients undergo an initial one-on-one assessment with a specialised Physiotherapist, before working with our team of dedicated trainers.
Active Against Cancer offers a wide variety of exercise classes, activities and guidance around exercising with cancer.
All of our assessments and classes take place at our base at Harrogate Sports and Fitness Centre; however we can provide at-home programs when needed.