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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

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.

April 11 - June 27, 2022

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

(10 weeks, 20 classes)

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

(16 weeks, 8 classes)

North Vancouver 

Karen Magnussen Community Rec Centre

2300 Kirkstone Rd, North Vancouver V7J 1Z6

Call: 604-987-7529

Or vist: https://www.nvrc.ca/programs-memberships/register-program 

 $24

March 15 - June 24, 2022 

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

(6 weeks, 12 classes) 

Virtual

Zoom 

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

April 6 - June 29, 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.