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Many can feel nervous about going to a new exercise class, especially after cancer treatment. 

It can feel daunting and you might even think that the moves or stretches will be too hard for you. Not in our classes! All of the fitness classes that we provide are suitable for all levels. Our teachers assess each person’s abilities in order to set the exercise levels accordingly. To help ride you of any worries and show what exactly our classes can do, here are our fitness instructors with a snippet about their class.

Exercise Class with Pete

Cancer can, in many cases, cause fatigue and a lack of stamina. My exercise classes, or movement in general can help to control your weight, strengthen your immune system and boost your quality of life and well being. The class reintroduces movement back to the body at any stage of recovery. You go at your own pace!

 

Fitsteps with Anne-Marie

Fitsteps is a fun dance class. We start slowly with a lot of repetition helping the information travel from the brain all the way down to the feet (it’s a long way!). Fitsteppers say that they never expected the class to have such a high positive impact on their mental health. If you have any concerns, we can have a 1:1 discussion before you start.

 

Pilates with Donna

Pilates focuses on core strength, postural alignment, muscle balance and has a number of benefits for everyone. As a low impact exercise class, it builds strength and benefits your immune system. It is not only the physical effects that are beneficial but also the positive mental outcome, boost in confidence and overall sense of wellbeing.

 

Yoga with Saffie

Yoga works on balancing the systems in the body, not just skeletal and muscular but some of the postures target the digestive, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory and circulatory system. A good, varied amount of postures that work on different aspects of the body quite deeply. It can also help you get out of the cycle of over thinking.

 

If you’re at home and your body is feeling stiff or your mind is working over time and you can’t find a way to relax and feel calm. Try these 4 yoga moves at home, suggested by Saffie to ease your body and mind.

Childs Pose
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Childs Pose
Balasana
Childs Pose
Balasana

Good for gently stretching your spine, thighs, hips and ankles. This pose can calm your mind, reducing anxiety and fatigue.

Supine Spinal Twist With Support
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Supine Spinal Twist With Support
Supta Matsyendrasana
Supine Spinal Twist With Support
Supta Matsyendrasana

While massaging the back and hips, this pose encourages blood flow to your digestive organs, aiding your entire digestive system.

 

Legs Against The Wall
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Legs Against The Wall
Viparita Karani
Legs Against The Wall
Viparita Karani

This pose inverts the body without straining the head or neck. It is excellent for reducing stress and anxiety and it is easy for beginners.

 

Cat-Cow
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Cat-Cow
Chakravakasana
Cat-Cow
Chakravakasana

Great for when your body needs a break. This pose is said to improve posture and balance, ideal for those with back pain.