In 2008 one of our personal training clients was diagnosed with breast cancer. At the time there were no qualifications for training people diagnosed with cancer in the UK, so we studied an American course through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Upon becoming qualified as a cancer exercise trainer we started working with cancer charities throughout Scotland to support cancer survivors with exercise advice and support. We have worked with Breast Cancer Care (Breast Cancer Now) in Edinburgh, West Lothian and Forthvalley on their ‘Moving Forward’ programme. These courses are designed to help breast cancer survivors move forwards with their lives after treatments.
Our personal trainers have also worked closely with the Maggies Centre’s in Edinburgh (Western General), Glasgow (Gartnaval) and Falkirk (Forthvalley). We provide exercise sessions, support and advice for cancer survivors on the Maggies Centre’s ‘Where Now?’ programme. This programme is designed for survivors of all types of cancer after they complete treatment.
In 2012 we opened what we believe to be the first drop in exercise class for cancer survivors of all types of cancer at any point post diagnosis. The class was formerly sponsored by Bosom Buds of Scotland and was a place where anyone diagnosed with cancer could come for exercise advice and support whether they were days after diagnosis or years after. Our door is always open and we are pleased to welcome all cancer survivors as and when they need us.
We also offer 1-1 personal training support for cancer survivors and have clients from all over Scotland, including Edinburgh, Glasgow, Livingston, Falkirk, Stirling, Whitburn, Armadale, Bathgate and Linlithgow. We can also provide online training support for clients who are further afield and find it difficult to visit us at our facility in Armadale.
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