One in two people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime*
Would you be prepared if a client came to you and said they had cancer? Would you know how to adjust their exercise programme or simply even know what to say? Sadly, it is almost certain that, as a fitness professional, you will have a client say those three words: ‘I have cancer’.
This five-hour online course is designed to give fitness professionals a basic introduction into how to help a client on their cancer journey and how to exercise safely and effectively.
Aims and objectives:
- Understand the basics of what cancer is and how it affects the body
- Have an understanding of why exercise matters for the person on their cancer journey
- Be able to plan a safe and effective exercise programme for someone living with cancer
- Have ideas on how to manage your own feelings around these issues
*Cancer Research UK
Marion Foreman is an experienced cancer nurse and a personal trainer with a Level 4 qualification in cancer rehabilitation. She runs circuit classes twice a week for people on their cancer journey. Marion also carries out the assessments for all patients referred to the ‘Get Active’ programme run by a local charity.