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Melbourne ONLY: Opportunity to participate in a study designed to improve your health and wellbeing

Fiona_BCNAFiona_BCNA Member Posts: 82
edited January 2018 in Health and wellbeing

Receive three months of free supervised exercise at fitness centres throughout Melbourne with the EX-MED Cancer program.

  • Sessions are supervised by qualified exercise physiologists who specialise in exercise for people with cancer
  • You’ll receive an individualised program specific to you and will be exercising with a small group of other cancer survivors

What does participation in the program involve?

Three month best-practice exercise intervention involving 3 x ~1hr sessions/week; individualised exercise prescription delivered by exercise physiologists specifically trained to deliver EX-MED Cancer; conducted in groups of 10 people with cancer at local fitness centres.

Who can participate?

People diagnosed with any type of cancer who have completed cancer treatment (surgery, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy) within the last 12 months. Please note participants are eligible if they are currently receiving/scheduled to receive hormone therapy.

Where is the program run?

  • Melbourne Studio Gym, Fitzroy
  • Coburg Leisure Centre, Coburg
  • Hawthorn Aquatic & Leisure Centre, Hawthorn
  • Monash Sport and Fitness, Caulfield
  • Sunshine Leisure Centre, Sunshine

How much does it cost?


Where can I find out more or join?

Web: www.exmedcancer.org.au/enrol-or-refer
Email: [email protected]
Phone:  (03) 9230 8728


To find other exercise options in your area visit bcna.org.au to view exercise options by state. If you would like to find an exercise physiologist in your area visit essa.org.au.



  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,277
    who else do you remember who are Melb based members ? 

  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,013
    @melclarity might be interested
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  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,070
    Sorry, I am better informed about who's regional or in Queensland than my own locality! Looks like a good opportunity for people to have a free try out if they are thinking of making an exercise commitment. I'm already committed to my gym, and Coburg is the nearest but not that near, otherwise I'd be interested in seeing what's on offer. 
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 4,219

    Thanks for this post.

    I made enquiry today and subject to my health I'm booked for second term and on the waiting list for possible cancellation first term.

  • melclaritymelclarity Member Posts: 3,420
    Thanks Ladies but I don't qualify for this, my treatment finished in 2015 and I've also just finished up from a year with a personal Exercise Physiologist. x
  • angg66angg66 Melbourne VicMember Posts: 188
    What about us women who have metastatic breast cancer? Why aren't there any programs for us? 
  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,013
    Encore program run by YWCA is for all bc people provided they are 8 weeks post surgery.Only problem is Victoria seems to be only state without this valuable program.
  • melclaritymelclarity Member Posts: 3,420
    There is Enhance which i did through Freemasons Epworth in Melbourne and claimed through private health cover. X
  • Rosie_BCNARosie_BCNA Guest Posts: 217
    @angg66 This Program is open to people at any cancer stage including metastatic. Sessions are tailored to individual needs and goals, following assessment by an exercise physiologist. In fact, there has been a growth in exercise programs for people with cancer, many under the banner of Cancer Rehabilitation. Now that the benefits of exercise have been proven through research, exercise physiologists have become part of the cancer multidisciplinary teams at some centres and exercise programs are being “prescribed” by cancer specialists. Check out the website in Fiona’s post if you are in Melbourne. 
  • angg66angg66 Melbourne VicMember Posts: 188
    Thanks @Rosie_BCNA, I will contact them direct to discuss further. 

  • Rosie_BCNARosie_BCNA Guest Posts: 217
    Great @angg66 Let us know how you go  :)
  • ArtferretArtferret MelbourneMember Posts: 250
    I'm starting the program on Feb 5. And yes Joannie there's not much round our area so i chose to go at Coburg as it was still closer than the city option.
  • dbelledbelle Mornington Peninsula, VictoriaMember Posts: 18
    This looks fantastic, I'm waiting to see if any similar program becomes available on the Southern Mornington Peninsula.
  • Rosie_BCNARosie_BCNA Guest Posts: 217
    @dbelle - Here is the link to BCNA website and information about exercise programs available in Victoria.
    The Community Health Cancer Rehabilitation Program runs out of Rosebud and Frankston so may be suitable for you.

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