RENEW is a 12-week programme that gives young adults living with cancer the chance to work with top-level personal trainers to develop a tailored exercise plan. This will include in-person sessions and weekly check-ins to help set and meet individualised goals. For more information on physical activity, check out our comprehensive exercise section on our CancerInfoHub.
Research has found a healthy lifestyle during and after cancer is associated with improved physical and psychological well-being, reduced side effects of treatment, enhanced self-esteem, reduced risk of recurrence, and improved survival. But according to experts, the large majority of people living with cancer do not achieve the recommended guidelines for physical activity, often due to barriers such as inaccessibility, fear or a lack of knowledge.
RENEW aims to combat these barriers by using personal trainers to show young people how to exercise safely and correctly in the comfort of their own home or in the gym. A small grant programme within the initiative will assist toward any transport requirements.