Strength Training and Yoga Programs for Men with Cancer
Studies confirm that supervised exercise is superior to unsupervised exercise in people with cancer.
Our lifestyle management physical activity program has been developed for men living with prostate cancer.
Our strength program runs twice per week for 12 weeks and includes group exercise classes and education materials that are designed specifically for the needs of cancer survivors and presented in a welcoming and encouraging environment.
Our yoga program is a 6-week program and runs once a week. There is a focus on pelvic floor activation and rehabilitation. Participants can expect to experience improvements in their mood, their ability to manage stress, and their golf swing!
All registrants are pre-screened by a qualified exercise professional. We know that the benefits of positive lifestyle change can be enjoyed by people with many types of cancer. Participation in our programs is not only for men with prostate cancer. Please contact us if you would like to participate in our programming.
You are not alone. One in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Common treatments for prostate cancer, such as surgery or radiation therapy, often leave men struggling with some of these common side effects:
- hot flashes
- weight gain
- decreased bone density
- decreased lean muscle mass
- increased risk for metabolic syndrome
- increased stress and anxiety
Physical activity, good nutrition, and stress management can all be used to reduce these side effects and improve recovery.
Improved body composition
Clients have seen improvements in measures of increased muscle mass.
Improved endurance, balance, and upper body strength are commonly seen in our clients, including a 177% increase in the number of push ups they can complete.
Decreased bone density loss
Our clients have seen improvements in measures of total body muscle strength.
Reduced hot flashes
Reduced resting blood pressure and heart rate values are common results of our program.
Improved mood and stress management
Clients report improved mood and feeling better able to manage stress.
Improved pelvic floor control
Clients have reported decreased incontinence.
“Professional, knowledge-based, individualized instruction. This program gave attention to each of us as individuals with our own challenges.”
“The TrueNTH program has been instrumental in helping (participant) to regain his self-confidence and realize that he is the one back in control of his body and his physical, mental, and emotional well-being.”
“Thank you for allowing my husband to be included in this program. It has had notable impact in his daily life and our family.”
“TrueNTH provided a “safe” exercise environment. The instructors were really good and used humor to make us feel comfortable. They did not stand over us saying ‘come on, come on. One more, one more’. Great program!”