Alberta Cancer Exercise Program (ACE)
ACE is a FREE, 12-week community-based exercise program designed specifically for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment, with circuit-style classes twice per week at various locations in Calgary and across Alberta. This program has been designed to enhance your quality of life, helping you take back control over your health in cancer survivorship. Please Note: Programs are currently being run online. Contact us if you are interested in joining us.
Improves physical function
Improves ability to do daily activities
Boots energy and mood
Enhances sleep and recovery
Increases emotional and social well-being
Watch this inspiring video!
This ACE video will give you an idea of what this program is all about. Watch it to get an inside view of our Thrive Centre, where our ACE classes at the University of Calgary are held.
Read what Brian from Calgary has to say about our program:
“The ACE program is a veritable "gift". It gave me a sense of purpose that I lacked and a positive feeling that it was possible to feel empowered in my fight with cancer in a way that raised my self-confidence and determination to succeed.
Another benefit I got from the program was "a feeling of belonging"..... not being alone with my cancer diagnosis and that feeling is, I think so very important to mental well-being while dealing with this disease. Making friends with others on the same journey is a benefit that extends far beyond the courses themselves. I am not alone, I have made special friends with whom I share a special bond...Need a boost? Want to feel better? Want to share hope and strength, join the ACE program and get the positive vibes!”
- Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) Home-Based Maintenance Program manual. The exercise maintenance program provides guidance for your tailored workout, where you are in control, with the goal of staying active.
Ester M, McNeely M, McDonough M, Culos-Reed SN. A survey of technology literacy and use in cancer survivors from the Alberta Cancer Exercise program. SAGE Digital Health. 2021; 11(3):699-708. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibaa136
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