With the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak currently closing our facilities we have worked hard to ensure we can still offer you the best possible remote service. Please see our COVID-19 response section below.
What is the Macmillan Move More Highland programme? High Life Highland have teamed up with Macmillan Cancer Support to help people affected by cancer to get moving.
Taking part in physical activity before, during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control. A growing body of evidence also shows that being active can play a vital role in helping to prevent a recurrence of cancer, slow disease progression as well as reducing the side effects and consequences of cancer treatment, such as fatigue and depression. Find out more at Macmillan.
The programme provides 12 sessions of free activity with support available over a 12-month period.
Who can join Move More Highland? Anyone who has had a cancer diagnosis. You can also take along a family member or friend. Whether you are currently going through treatment, living with advanced cancer, recently diagnosed, or currently in remission; whether you are a person who loves the gym or have never exercised before. Register your interest and we’ll help you get moving in 2020.
How do I register an interest in joining? All you need to do is complete the Move More self-referral form to register your interest. One of our Cancer Exercise Specialists will then contact you to have a chat, ask a few questions and listen to what you have to say before discussing ways to make physical activity part of your life.
If you would like more information, contact the Move More Highland team:
Chloe Young 01463 667500 #8595
Martin Godwin 07585 403474
Follow our Macmillan Move More Highland Facebook page
COVID-19 response: In line with government guidelines from Friday 20th March, High Life Highland Leisure and Community Facilities, Libraries and Museums were closed. The facilities will remain closed for an indefinite period, pending further government updates and guidelines.
Our Move More team remain committed to providing opportunities and support for people affected by cancer to become or remain physically active, as much as is possible and safe in these unprecedented times.
We are in regular contact with all people registered in the Move More programme, offering support and links to information to help keep well during this time. We can even put together an individually tailored and personalised exercise programme for anyone affected by cancer. If you are interested in this please get in touch with Martin or Chloe (contact details below) or please complete the Move More self-referral form.
Here are some other resources also available:
- Macmillan Move More Highland Facebook
- Macmillan Eating Well and Staying Active
- Macmillan (video) Physical Activity During Cancer Treatment
- Macmillan Physical Activity and Cancer
- Macmillan Move More guide
- Benefits of walking from Paths for All
- Strength & Balance exercises from Paths for All
Macmillan Cancer Support have developed the following home workout video which can be performed sitting or standing:
- Move More – Before You Start (5:32)
- Move More – Warm Up (13:17)
- Move More – Cardio (15:02)
- Move More – Strength & Endurance (20:06)
- Move More – Cool Down (10:29)
- Move More – Next Steps (2:34)
- Move More – Ted’s Story (1:26)
- Move More – Mariette’s Story (2:21)
We are also currently looking at ways that we can deliver virtual exercise and Gentle Movement classes. To register your interest in participating in a virtual class please complete the Move More self-referral form.
Please also check out our Macmillan Move More Highland Facebook page for further exercises, information and updates.
Currently unavailable due to COVID-19
We have postponed some of the regular Move More activities in order to comply with government guidelines and ensure public safety. We will update this page and contact those who have registered an interest in these classes when we have further details.
Activity: Exercise Class Venue: Inverness Leisure | Day: Monday | Time: 12:30 -13:30
Activity: Gentle Movement Venue: Dingwall L.C. | Day: Tuesday | Time: 11:00 – 12:00
Activity: Gentle Movement Venue: Lochaber L.C.| Day: Tuesday | Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Activity: Gentle Movement Venue: Hilton C.C | Day: Thursday | Time: 11:30 – 12:30
Activity: Gentle Movement Venue: James Cameron CC | Day: Friday | Time: 15:00 – 16:00
Activity: Gym session Venue: I.R.A school gym | Day: Friday | Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Spean Bridge | Day: Monday | Time: 10:00
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Caol | Day: Monday | Time: 13:30
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Fortrose | Day: Tuesday | Time: 14:00
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Wick | Day: Tuesday | Time: 14:00
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Tongue | Day: Wednesday | Time: 13:00
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Tomatin | Day: Wednesday | Time: 14:00
Activity: Cancer Friendly Health Walk Location: Ballachulish | Day: Friday | Time: 10:00