Patient resources

Resources for Patients

These resources are designed to help build the habit of regular physical activity.

Start Here, Get There Calendar

Health and Wellness Lab Summer 2024 “Start Here, Get There” Challenge

Welcome to the Health and Wellness Lab Summer 2024 “Start Here, Get There” Challenge!
The purpose of this challenge is to move and connect with the Health and Wellness Lab community, in a way that feels good for YOU, throughout the months of July and August. Don't forget to track your progress as we will be giving away prizes for all of your hard work!
The Challenge will run from July 2nd until August 31st.
Prizes will be announced in early September!

Download the Challenge Here!


ACE Home-Based Maintenance Manual

The Alberta Cancer Exercise (ACE) team has created this home-based exercise maintenance program with the goal of increasing your daily energy levels and decreasing fatigue.

ACE Home-Based Maintenance Program Manual

Thrive Health Services Wellness Manual

Download Thrive Health Services free comprehensive guide, and make movement and wellness a part of your cancer journey.

Thriving with Exercise

POEM Manual

The Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual (POEM) consolidates evidence-based information with resources to promote an active lifestyle among children and adolescents affected by cancer. For healthcare providers: POEM Manual for Professionals

POEM Manual for Families

Yoga Thrive Youth Manual

Yoga Thrive for Youth: Practices to promote wellness during and after cancer treatment. The Health and Wellness Lab has published a yoga manual for child and adolescent cancer patients and survivors, as well as their families.

Yoga Thrive Youth Manual


Thrive Health Services Infographics

Infographics providing tools on goal setting, motivation checklist, strategies for success, exercise worksheets

Thrive Health Services Infographics

POEM Infographics

The Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual (POEM) consolidates evidence-based information and resources to promote an active lifestyle among children and adolescents affected by cancer. Infographics: Side-Effects of Physical Activity, Solid Tumors and Physical Activity, Cardiotoxicity and Physical Activity, Physical Activity in Children Treated with Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Physical Activity and Childhood Brain Cancer, Leukemia and Physical Activity, Bone Health, Physical Activity and Childhood Cancer

POEM Web page


Health and Wellness Exercise Videos

Watch these instructional videos from our Health and Wellness ACE instructors: Lower Body Exercises, Upper Body Exercises, Core Exercises, Balance Exercises, Cardio Exercises

Visit our YouTube channel!

My Health Alberta

My Health Alberta offers these 3-Minute Movement videos for people with cancer.

3-Minute Movement Exercise Videos

TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

These exercise videos by TrueNTH Lifestyle Management provide improvements in quality of life for men living with prostate cancer;

TrueNTH Exercise Videos

12-Week YouTube Summer Exercise Series

Have you tried one of our pre-recorded online exercise classes? Join our Clinical Exercise Physiologists for an 12-week series of safe, at-home workouts.

Stay tuned each week for new videos!

Find the 12-week summer exercise series here.

Yoga Thrive

Interested in our Yoga Thrive program?

Watch this video.

What is the EXCEL program?

Want to know more? Have questions?

Watch this short video.

Yoga Class Anyone?

Watch our videos as we provide step-by-step instructions for each class: Yoga Class 1, Yoga Class 2, Yoga Class 3, Yoga Class 4

EXCEL Participant Voices

Want to hear from the EXCEL participants themselves?

Watch this video!

Recommended Websites

Many of the resources/activities listed below are only allowing online programming at this time.  Remember to contact the organizers for complete instructions on how to participate.

Alberta Cancer Exercise Program (ACE)

ACE is a FREE, 12-week community-based exercise program designed for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment. 

ACE Program

Alberta Health Services

Providing informed courses and events for cancer patients and their families.

Cancer Education for Patients and Families

Coping during COVID-19

The purpose of this 4-week program is to reduce anxiety and negative GI symptoms for those with gut health issues.  Sign up for this program currently being held through Zoom. More information coming soon.

Wellspring Calgary

Wellspring Calgary provides a range of support, resources and programs so anyone living with cancer and the people who care about them can improve the quality of their lives.

Exercise and Educate at Wellspring

EXCEL Project

Exercise for Cancer to Enhance Living Well (EXCEL) is a 5-year Canada-wide project, offering FREE, 12-week exercise classes designed specifically for individuals undergoing or recovering from cancer treatment.

EXCEL Project

PEER Program

Pediatric cancer patients and survivors Engaging in Exercise for Recovery (PEER) is an exercise program for kids and teens affected by cancer designed to help kids exercise while having fun and socializing in a safe environment.

PEER Program


The Pediatric Oncology Exercise Manual (POEM) aims to inspire and promote an active lifestyle for children with cancer in order to help them counteract cancer treatment side effects and achieve a better quality of life.

POEM Exercise Manual

Thrive Health Services

Thrive through cancer: Providing evidence-based exercise resources for cancer survivors.

Thrive Health Services

TrueNTH Lifestyle Management

Physical Activity, Stress-Reduction, and Nutrition Programs and Resources for Men Living with Prostate Cancer. Offering community programs, home-based programs and online resources as well as an educational library for prostrate cancer survivors.

TrueNTH Resources

Yoga Thrive

Yoga Thrive is a 12-week research-based, therapeutic yoga program for cancer survivors and their support persons.

Yoga Thrive

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Are you a healthcare professional?

As a healthcare professional, you are key to getting patients into our programs. Our team is available to meet with you and your group to provide program information and to outline our referral process. Visit our Resources for Healthcare Professionals section for more tools.

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