Under the Canopy – Fitness and exercise

Fitness and exercise    

Under the Canopy – Fitness and exercise

What is it?

Having cancer affects your physical health in many different ways. Whether your aim is to maintain your regular exercise regime or to build up a program, you are improving your chances for a positive outcome.

It is widely believed that the most effective exercise programs have three main elements:

Common exercises include:

Fitness and exercise program

How will I improve my fitness?

If you need a personal trainer or would prefer a supervised clinical environment, Under the Canopy can provide the solution:

By working with a specialist, 1 on 1 trainer, you will be given the right advice tailored to your condition and goals. It might be that you want to be able to walk for 10 minutes unaided, complete a spin class or improve your range of movement. Whatever your goal is, it is up to you and your trainer to work together to work out what is right for you.

The ExerScience Clinic provides medically monitored exercise rehabilitation services to those who have had a cancer diagnosis and aims to reduce the impact of treatment-related side effects, improve physical function and enhance overall wellbeing. All exercise is individually prescribed and is performed under a high level of supervision.

ExerScience Clinic - www.exerscience.co.nz - Exercise Rehabilitation and Reconditioning

Benefits of Fitness and exercise program

How are fitness and exercise beneficial?

How are fitness and exercise beneficial? Regular exercise can enhance and strengthen your wellbeing in a number of different ways.

When should I begin exercise regularly?

Try your best to begin exercise as soon as possible. Recent research has found that exercise in those who have had a cancer diagnosis is beneficial not only post-treatment to improve health outcomes, but also prior to, and during treatment as it helps to prevent the decline of physical function without increasing fatigue. Research also indicates that patients with advanced cancer can benefit from regular exercise to improve quality of life by maintaining independence and wellbeing.

How are fitness and exercise beneficial?

Regular physical exercise has the potential to improve health outcomes and quality of life across almost all chronic health conditions.

Research shows a moderate level of fitness can:

(References: 1Holmes, 2005. Physical activity and survival after breast cancer diagnosis; 2Meyerhardt, 2006. Physical activity and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis; 3Galvão, 2005. Review of exercise intervention studies; 4Mishra, 2012. Exercise interventions on health‐related quality of life for cancer survivors.)

Costs and enrolment

What will the consultations cost?

The ExerScience Clinic offers you the flexibility to choose to attend one-off exercise sessions, or inclusive programs that are flexible around your treatment and symptoms.

The costs for these services vary to suit your needs – For details about the services at the ExerScience Clinic, visit: www.exerscience.co.nz. Click here to view the Programme.


Depending on the terms of your policy, you may find that your private health insurance will cover all or part of the associated costs. Please contact them directly to find out more.

Appointment Costs:

Provider Initial Consultation (incl GST) Appointment Length Follow Up Appointment (incl GST) Appointment Length


Aalia Desai,
Jaimee Brown)

20-30 mins  
$250 - $500*

DEXA scan
for body
60-120 mins Supervised

$80 per session
or $720 for
a 10-visit
concession card
45-60 mins

*Initial assessment includes medical history, analysis of risk factors and a full assessment of your cardiorespiratory fitness and muscular strength.

ExerScience programs Price (incl GST) Number of sessions
The Kickstart $1250 - Initial assessment
- 3-month gym membership
- Final assessment
The Basic $3100 - Initial assessment
- 36 exercise sessions
- Final assessment
$2250 - Initial assessment
- 18 exercise sessions
- Final assessment
The Works $3400 - Initial assessment
- 36 exercise sessions
- Final assessment
$2550 - Initial assessment
- 18 exercise sessions
- Final assessment

The team at the ExerScience Clinic are all qualified Clinical Exercise Physiologists (CEP’s) who specialise in the delivery of exercise, lifestyle and behavioural modification for the prevention, management and rehabilitation of chronic conditions/injuries. CEP’s complete a post-graduate degree which equips them to accurately assess clinical signs, symptoms and measurements. Based on that information they can then prescribe safe and effective exercise programmes designed to restore health in those with existing medical conditions and reduce the risk of future health problems.

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