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SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program


SIRvivor BC: Prostate Cancer Exercise Program is a specialized exercise program for men 19 years of age or older who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer, in any stage of treatment or recovery and at any fitness level, ability and background. The program focuses largely on strength development through resistance-based exercise. It helps you improve muscle endurance, meet new people, and learn safe and effective exercises.

The majority of men who have had a prostate cancer diagnosis are not meeting the recommended exercise guidelines. SIRvivor BC provides you with a structured environment in which you can learn and practice safe, effective exercises and help you meet exercise recommendations. Resistance-based exercise may also help combat some side effects of long-term prostate cancer treatment, such as decreased muscle strength and bone density. SIRvivor BC also gives you an opportunity to interact with men who share similar experiences to you and build your community.

SIRvivor BC runs for 6 to 12 weeks, consisting of 2 one-hour sessions each week. The exercises are easily modified to be manageable for each individual, and the program is run by certified fitness trainers who have specific knowledge on working with men who have had a prostate cancer diagnosis.

The program is part of a provincial initiative to create sustainable and accessible community exercise programs for men with prostate cancer, supported by the Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program, a comprehensive cancer survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, located at Vancouver General Hospital. It was successfully piloted in BC, Calgary and Halifax and results showed men improve their body composition, flexibility, dynamic balance and muscular endurance.


Programs currently offered:

Each SIRvivor program site manages their own registration process. Please contact program sites directly for all the details.

Location

Registration

Cost

Dates and Times

Campbell River

Strathcona Gardens Recreation Complex

225 South Dogwood Street, Campbell River, BC  V9W 8C8

Call: 250-830-6777

Or email: info@strathconagardens.com

Please contact program site for details.

January 24  - March 31, 2022

Mondays and Wednesdays, 2:30 - 3:30pm

Kelowna

Parkinson Recreation Centre

1800 Parkinson Way, Kelowna, BC  V1Y 4P9

Call: 250-469-8800

Or visit https://rec.kelowna.ca

Please contact program site for details.

January 24  - March 31, 2022 

Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00 - 4:00pm

(10 weeks, 19 classes)

No class Feb 21

North Vancouver 

Karen Magnussen Community Rec Centre

2300 Kirkstone Rd, North Vancouver V7J 1Z6

Call: 604-987-7529

Or vist: www.nvrc.ca/programs-memberships/find-program/sirvivor 

 $16

January 11 - February 4, 2022 

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00 am 

(3 weeks, 6 calsses) 

Penticton 

Penticton Community Centre

325 Power Street Penticton V2A 7K9

Call: 250-490-2426 or visit: penticton.ca/parks-recreation/programs-registration Please contact program site for details.

January 20 - April 7, 2022 

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-1:00pm

(12 weeks, 23 classes)

Richmond

Minoru Centre for Active Living

7191 Granville Ave, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9

Call: 604-276-4300 or visit www.richmond.ca/register Please contact program site for details.

Januar 19 - February 26, 2022

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:30-2:30 pm

Saanich

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre

3220 Cedar Hill Rd, Victoria, bC  V8P 3Y3

Call: 250-475-7121

Or visit: www.saanich.ca/recreation

Please contact program site for details.

February 1 - April 26, 2022

Tuesdays and Fridays, 10:15 - 11:15am

(12 weeks, 24 classes)

No class Mar 15

Surrey 

Back in Motion Health

210-7525 King George Hwy, Surrey V3W 5A8

Call: 604-575-7756 

Or email: contact@backinmotion.com 

Please contact program site for details.

January 24 - April 14, 2022

Mondays and Thursdays, 3:00-4:00pm

Vancouver 

Creekside Community Centre

1 Athletes Way, Vancouver, BC  V5Y 0B1

Call: 604-257-3050

Or register online
Please contact program site for details.

January 22 to April 9, 2022

Saturdays, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

(12 weeks, 12 classes)

No class Feb 19

Virtual

Zoom 

Contact Lisa Neukomm at inspiredlifestyles@shaw.ca or 778-281-0694 Please contact program deliverer for details.

January 3 - March 30, 2022

Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30am

 

 


Contact Us

To discuss becoming a host site for SIRvivor, please contact physicalactivity@bcrpa.bc.ca for more information.