Supporting Addenbrooke’s Cancer Treatment Programme

As many of you will already know, last year we sponsored a Fit for Keeps Team doing the Pretty Muddy Run for Cancer Research UK – a cause close to our hearts along with millions of others.

So when we were recently contacted for support by Addenbrooke’s Cancer Treatment Programme at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, we were delighted to be able to help by sending a Tuffit for their REACT centre.

Nicola Day is a Cancer Exercise Specialist who runs REACT (Rehabilitation & Exercise during Addenbrooke’s Cancer Treatment) and she emailed us to find out more about the Tuffit: “I came across the Tuffit on my personal facebook stream and think it is wonderful! It is such a good idea – simple, but done really cleverly! In my mind, this would be an ideal product for some patients to continue their exercise programme with at home – both in-between their hospital based sessions and also for the longer terms once they ‘graduate’ from our programme.’

Nicola Day from REACT at Addenbrooke’s Hospital

Nicola went on to explain where the Tuffit could be particularly beneficial: “For those patients who need to incorporate resistance and weight training exercises (for example, those receiving androgen deprivation therapy, or undergoing induced menopause etc) as well as those who generally need a strength and conditioning approach…it would actually be a great ‘station’ within the circuits groups…”

So we contacted Nicola to say we’d like to donate a Tuffit to the new REACT Centre – and we’re so proud to be one of their commercial partners and supporters.

Over the coming weeks, Nicola is going to be writing articles for us about the benefits of exercise during cancer treatment as well as general exercise advice from her perspective as a senior physiotherapist. You can read more about the REACT programme and Nicola’s work here

Sarah & Jen x

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