Macmillan Move More East Lothian (Enjoy Leisure)

Who is this for?

  • People aged 16 years old and over, and living with cancer.

Who provides this?

  • Enjoyleisure

Description

Macmillan Move More East Lothian is a physical activity programme for people living with and beyond cancer across the county to become, and stay, more physically active and improve health throughout their cancer experience.

Move More is a 12-week programme with ongoing support for up to a year, delivered by enjoyleisure, in partnership with East Lothian Council and Macmillan Cancer Support.

You can apply to join or be referred by a healthcare professional, and fully-trained Cancer Rehabilitation exercise instructors and volunteers then facilitate the activities both in-person and online, ensuring they are tailored and at a pace that’s right for you. The programme can help to build confidence, balance and strength, in a fun and supportive environment. The programme offers a range of activities, including:

• gym/circuit-based classes
• gentle movement classes (Tai Chi / Qigong fusion with meditation)
• health and wellbeing walks
• gardening groups

For people living with cancer, taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling them to take back control, prevent and manage some of the effects of treatment such as fatigue, depression and risks to heart health.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties
  • Healthcare professional referral

Is there a cost?

Free

Is there a waiting list?

No

Location information

  • Venues will vary

Opening times

Class times and locations vary – please see Move More page of the enjoyleisure.com website for more details

Contact Details

Enjoyleisure Head Office, Musselburgh Sport Centre, Musselburgh EH21 7AS

Type of support on offer:

Information and advice
Online
Support from someone with similar experience
Support in person
Support with others

Categories:

Black and minority ethnic communities
Carers
Healthy living
Men
Older people
Survivors of abuse
Veterans
Women
Young people

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