Chemo Club

Chemo Club Exercise Program

Moving for quality of life as it is now, and toward the future.

Exercise is a great way to maintain your physical health during treatment. Many studies show that exercise can reduce the side effects and improve wellbeing during treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery.  

SolarisCare in collaboration with local gymnasiums offers cancer patients access to a specialised exercise program, ‘The Chemo Club’.

This is a free exercise program for cancer patients currently undergoing chemotherapy, and other cancer treatments.

Studies have shown exercise can benefit patients undergoing treatment by:

  • Improving energy levels
  • Reducing cancer related fatigue
  • Improve physical health to support intake of cancer treatment
  • Empowering
  • Great social benefits
  • Help rebuild confidence

Qualified professionals tailor each training program to the needs of the individual, during the exercise sessions.

 

Current Exercise Groups:

PERTH

The Chemo Club Perth: Aspire Gym

When: Every Thursday

Time: Classes commence: 11:00am, please arrive 10mins early to register.

Location: Aspire Fitness

Claremont Golf Club, Lapsley Road

CLAREMONT WA 6010

Phone: (08) 9385 0424

Email: admin@aspirefitness.com.au

Cost: Free, available to all adult cancer patients currently undergoing medical treatment.

 

The Chemo Club Perth is a donation-in-kind from Steve Smith & Aspire Fitness to the SolarisCare Foundation.

 

GREAT SOUTHERN  

The Chemo Club Great Southern: BodyCare Health Club

When: Every Tuesday and Thursday

Time: Classes commence: 11:00am, please arrive 10mins early to register.

Location: BodyCare Health Club

Cnr North Rd and Lion Street

ALBANY, WA 6330

Phone: (08) 9842 2762

Cost: Free, available to all adult cancer patients currently undergoing medical treatment.

 

The Chemo Club Albany is a donation in-kind from BodyCare Health Club to the SolarisCare Foundation. 

 

If you require further information or are interested in partnering with SolarisCare Foundation by setting up a Chemo Club within your gym please contact us on 08 9381 4074 or email info@solariscare.org.au

 

Patient Testimonials

"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"

 

"... I 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"