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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 V9W 8C8

Call 250-830-6739 or email jwolfe@srd.ca Please contact program site for details.

September 16 - November 16, 2022 

Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:15 - 4:15 pm

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. July 4 - August 29, 2022

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

(8 weeks, 16 sessions)

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. September 8 - December 19, 2022 

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

North Vancouver 

Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre
2300 Kirkstone Rd,
North Vancouver V7J 1Z6

Call: 604-987-7529

Or visit: https://www.nvrc.ca/

Please contact program site for details.

October 4 - December 20 

Tuesdays nad Fridays, 9:30 - 10:30 am

Saanich

Cedar Hill Recreation Centre
3220 Cedar Hill Rd
Victoria, V8P 3Y3

Call: 250-475-7121

Or visit: Saanich.ca/recreation and use Barcode # 85965

$50  

October 4 – Dececember 8, 2022

Tuedays & Thursdays 9:00 - 10:00am

Virtual

Zoom 

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

September 12 - December 21, 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.