Cork ARC offer men a number of customized programmes, to help improve health and wellness during and after cancer. 

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer can help you take back control. The health benefits of our programmes will help you manage some of the effects of cancer and its treatments. 


Get Active Programme for Men with Prostate or Bowel Cancer

in partnership with Mardyke Arena, UCC

Cork ARC, in partnership with the Mardyke arena UCC, are supporting cancer patients to get active for 2019.

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer can help you take back control. The health benefits of the programme will help you manage some of the effects of cancer and treatments. 

If you are male and have had a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer within the last 18 months (i.e. Diagnosis between July 2017 and December 2018), this programme may be just for you. 

 

GET ACTIVE AIMS TO:

  • Find Activities and exercises that are right for you

  • Build your physical strength, fitness and confidence

  • Support you to achieve manageable goals

  • Give you information and support to understand cancer and its challenges

  • Guide you to sustain the changes that make the difference to you

programme details

Commencing on Monday 11th February 2019, this is a six week programme which will take place twice a week. All participants will need to be minimum six weeks post-surgery. An individual assessment will be carried out prior to joining.

information & registration

To find out more and book your place, please contact Ellen Joyce, Director of Services at Cork ARC Cancer Support House, tel 021 427 6688 / mob 086 189 5790 / email  ellen@corkcancersupport.ie


Pilates for Men

Cork ARC’s six week Pilates for Men programme will offer exercises to aid in the rehabilitation and recovery of men after a cancer diagnosis, and will support men to in establishing their health and wellbeing after a cancer diagnosis through a series of mat based exercises adapted by physiotherapists for patients who are recovering from injury and illness.

Pilates is a low impact, gentle form of exercise which improves strength, flexibility and control.