Get fit with Couch to 5K

Members of the latest FORCE Couch to 5K group have shared their experiences of the latest 12-week course.

Run by personal trainer Johnny Hooper, the programme is endorsed by FORCE Oncology Physiotherapist Louise Ballagher.

The group met once a week on Exeter Quay, offering cancer patients wanting to get active the opportunity to exercise together, either walking or running.

Evidence shows that regular, moderate exercise reduces the side-effects of cancer and its treatments and the risk of recurrence in many cancers.

It can also boost your mood and help keep your weight under control.

Couch to 5K works because it starts with a mix of running and walking, to gradually build up your fitness and stamina.

It’s designed for everyone – whether you’ve never run before or you want to get back into being more active.

If you’re keen to sign up or you’d like more information, please contact Louise on 01392 403094.