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Macmillan Move More Highland

Move More Highland is a partnership between Macmillan Cancer Support and High Life Highland that aims to help people affected by cancer to get moving.

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control. A growing body of evidence also shows that being active can play a vital role in helping to prevent a recurrence of cancer, slow disease progression as well as reducing the side effects and consequences of cancer treatment, such as fatigue and depression. Find out more at Macmillan.

Move More Highland classes are open to everyone, whether you’re going through treatment or have long finished.  You can even bring along a friend, relative or carer.

To register your interest in joining the programme, please complete the Move More self-referral form.

Current activities:

Exercise class: These classes are led by specially trained cancer rehabilitation and exercise instructors. They use a variety of simple cardiovascular and strength exercises which are adaptable to provide an individualised physical activity programme. The instructors are always on hand to offer you guidance and support. Whether you have never been active before, or are looking to get back into the swing of things – our circuit classes are an ideal social way of doing this.

Venue: Inverness Leisure |  Day:  Mondays | Time: 12:30 -13:30

Walking Groups: In partnership with Step It Up Highland, Macmillan Friendly walks in the Highlands are short and sociable. They are volunteer-led and participants can walk as slowly or fast as they feel comfortable with. Walks are open to those with a diagnosis of cancer and also their friends and family.

Venue: Tongue |  Day:  Wednesdays | Time: 13:00

Venue: The Braes (Spean Bridge)|  Day:  Mondays | Time:  10:00

Venue: Ballachulish |  Day:  Fridays | Time: 10:00

Venue: Caol |  Day:  Mondays | Time: 13:30

Venue: Tomatin |  Day:  Wednesdays | Time: 14:00

Gentle Movement : These classes will be led by fully trained Gentle Movement volunteers. Gentle Movement is a specially adapted form of activity, designed by Macmillan Cancer Support, to help people living with and beyond cancer to ‘Move More and feel better’.

The classes are based on adapted Thai Chi, seated exercises and flexibility activities, as a more mild form of activity for participants who may not have been active before, or are looking for a bridge into a more active lifestyle.

Venue: Dingwall Leisure Centre |  Day:  Tuesdays | Time: 11:00

Venue: Maggies Centre, Inverness |  Day:  Thursdays | Time: 13:00

Additional activity options:

Pedometer | Move More fitness DVD | Free High Life Highland 7 session pass | High Life Highland membership

Coming soon

Walking groups | Gentle Movement classes | Additional exercise classes

Volunteering

Move More Highland would not be able to provide the service without the help of volunteers.

We are currently looking for volunteers to deliver Gentle Movement exercise across the Highland area. Full training will be given, including cancer awareness and role specific training.

If you would like more information on joining the programme as a participant or a volunteer, please don’t hesitate to contact the Move More Highland team:

Phone: 01463 667500 ext. #8595                Email: [email protected]