Steve Smith’s gym “Aspire Fitness” at the Claremont Oval is the home of the Chemo Club. Exercise has been shown to reduce the side effects from cancer treatment, improve energy levels, aid immune function, and may even improve outcomes in some types of cancer. The sessions are attended by a physiotherapist,exercise physiologist and trained nurses (all volunteers).
The Chemo Club is free and operates totally on donated services. It is open to all cancer patients currently undergoing medical treatment. This is a donation-in-kind from Aspire Fitness to the SolarisCare Foundation.
OUR PATIENTS SAY
"I have definitely benefited from my participation at the Chemo Club gym. I believe my treatment was more effective as my body was physically prepared to get through. Although recovery can be slow and frustrating, I am seeing great improvement from getting back into physical exercise to get my strength and energy back. The exercise, however, is only part of it.
Being at Chemo Club surrounds you with people who are in a similar boat, so there is never a shortage of a listening ear and understanding. The volunteer staff make sure you are well looked after and provide a superb level of care and expertise. I will always consider Chemo Club as being a significant part of my preparation, treatment and recovery as well as a gathering of encouraging and brave people"
"...crawled in (to the Chemo Club) like a miserable rat after chemo yesterday and an hour later walked out feeling a lot better and have gone back to work...so good for me and good for productivity. The Chemo Club has become the most important part of my week ...it really makes a difference. On a scale of 0-10 on my nausea this morning, I would have been an 8 and at the end of a gentle workout, I'm sitting on about a 5"
Chemo Club @ Aspire Fitness
Claremont Golf Club
For access to the Chemo Club you will need to present your SolarisCare treatment card.