Who is a candidate for the UW LIVING-FIT program?
If you are currently undergoing adjuvant hormone therapy for breast cancer and live in Kitchener-Waterloo or surrounding areas, you are a candidate for UW LIVING-FIT.
Referral to participate
Prior to participating in the UW LIVING-FIT program participants require a completed UW LIVING-FIT Referral Script.
These scripts/referral forms are available at Grand River Regional Cancer Centre (GRRCC), and can be obtained by speaking with Oncology Nurse Practitioner Jennifer Lounsbury at 519-749-4370 extension 5179.
Once this Referral Script is complete please contact UW Fitness to register for the next available session.
What happens next?
Participants attend one-on-one meetings for six consecutive weeks. Each week we provide information and discussion about incorporating exercise into their lifestyle routine. Topics covered include:
- How exercise can help manage treatment related side effects
- Canada’s physical activity guidelines
- Goal setting, overcoming barriers, rewarding oneself,
- How to implement a walking program,
- What components to include in an exercise program
All participants receive a workbook entitled "An exercise guide for breast cancer survivors" and a pedometer to help motivate and record progress.
After the six week program, participants can attend monthly “check-ins” to discuss any questions or barriers they encounter.
Where to find us
The UW LIVING-FIT program is located at the University of Waterloo in the Lyle S. Hallman Institute for Health Promotion (LHI) room 1606.
For map and detailed directions, see visit UW Fitness.