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Get Active After Cancer


Get Active After Cancer

Cork ARC, in partnership with the Mardyke Arena UCC, are supporting men to get active after cancer. 

Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer can help you to take back control. The health benefits of the programme will help you manage some of the effects of cancer and its treatments. 

Get Active After Cancer aims to: 

  • Find activities and exercise that are right for you
  • Build your physical strength, fitness and confidence
  • Support you to achieve manageable goals 
  • Give you information and support to understand cancer and its challenges 
  • Guide you to sustain the changes that make the difference to you

Our Get Active After Cancer exercise and education programme for men is adapted based on disease and treatment-related effects. The programme has made a very positive impact on the lives of our participants – physically, emotionally and socially. 

Get Active After Cancer takes place on Monday and Thursday mornings across a period of six weeks in the Mardyke Arena, UCC.

All participants will need to be a minimum of six weeks post-surgery. An individual assessment will be carried out prior to joining. Eligibility is for men who had a diagnosis of colon or prostate cancer.


“You could be sitting at home, saying you don’t want to do it, but the confidence Cork ARC gives you rubs off and you just end up doing it with the group.”


“It’s like a switch – the fatigue is gone, and I’m sleeping.”

“I walked a lot and was very fond of exercise, but I had never been to the gym. Being with other guys at the ‘Get Active’ programme really turned my life around. It’s like a new beginning.”

Get Active After Cancer Participants


If you would like to find out more about the Get Active After Cancer programme, please get in touch.

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