Why ‘Move More’?

More about Move More Dundee

Move More Dundee

The Move More Dundee Programme is a free 12 session exercise referral programme supported by; Macmillan, Leisure and Culture Dundee, NHS Tayside, ISE and Paths for all.

The programme is aimed at anyone living with and beyond cancer.

The programme currently consists of four strands:

  • Circuit Class Based Activities
  • Short Introductory Cancer Walks
  • Gentle Movement Classes
  • Gardening Classes

Why ‘Move More’?

There are currently 2.5 million people in the UK living with or beyond cancer and is predicted to rise to 4 million by 2030. The current research and statistics are showing though that while more people are at a risk of cancer, more people are living longer with the condition.

All the current evidence shows that physical activity does no harm to people living with or beyond cancer and in fact; reduces the side affects of treatment, reduces the risk of gaining other co-morbidities, slows the disease progression, can reduce risk of recurrence and can delay mortality.

The evidence also states that even small amounts of activity are beneficial to people who aren't currently active and, in fact, just reducing sedentary behavior (standing instead of sitting or walk to the shops rather than take the car etc.) is a massive positive step.

If you have had a cancer diagnosis in the past, are going through cancer treatment at the moment, have finished your cancer treatment, are in remission or, have a terminal diagnosis, contact Simon Brady, Macmillan Development Officer.

He will give you more information on how to be referred onto the programme as soon as possible.


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These will begin in the summer and will be based in libraries and community located around the various areas of Dundee.

These classes are led by Level 4 Cancer Rehabilitation fitness instructors, who fully monitor the participants, who are performing tailored exercises based on information provided by health professionals.

They use a variety of simple exercises that are done in a circuit that is adapted to suit your level of ability and fitness. The instructors are always on hand to offer guidance and support. These are a great way of getting back to fitness and helping you to recover after treatment for cancer.

The circuits are based in Leisure and Culture facilities, and are based across Dundee.

Current Classes

  • Olympia: Tuesdays from 1.00pm to 2.00pm/l
  • Douglas Sports Centre: Thursdays from 11.00am to 12.00 noon
  • Dundee University: Fridays from 11.00am to 12 noon

All our walks are volunteer led. All the volunteers have 'walk leader', 'cancer awareness' and other various Macmillan core training. All the walks are introductory walks that work at the level of the slowest participant. All the walks allow you to bring along a friend to join the walks.

Current Walks

  • Roseangle Kitchen Café*: Monday at 11:30am
  • Ardler Complex*: Monday at 1pm
  • Lochee Library*: Tuesday at 10am
  • Olympia Leisure Centre*: Wednesday at 9:45am
  • Maggie’s Centre: Wednesday at 1pm
  • Douglas Sports Centre*: Wednesday at 1:15pm
  • Dawson Park*: Thursday at 10:00am

*All these walks are ‘cancer aware’ and are open to everyone.

All our garden classes are volunteer led. All the volunteers will have 'cancer awareness' and other various Macmillan core training. These classes will be based in outdoor 'green spaces' and a are a fun opportunity for participants to come along and get some fresh air and meet others while tending to the community garden. Participants can bring along a friend to these classes.

Current Classes

  • Running every Tuesday at 9am till 12pm in the Duntrune Demonstration Garden, Dawson Park. – open to all.

These classes will be led by fully trained Gentle Movement volunteers. Gentle Movement is a specially adapted form of activity, designed by Macmillan Cancer Support, to help people living with and beyond cancer to 'Move More and feel better'.

The classes are based on adapted Thai Chi, seated exercises and flexibility activities, as a more mild form of activity for participants who may not have been active before, or are looking for a bridge into a more active lifestyle.

Current Classes

  • Maggie's Centre: Mondays 12pm - 1pm
  • Ward 6, Ninewells Hospital: Mondays 1:00pm -2:00pm
  • Ardler Complex: Tuesdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
  • Ward 5, Ninewells Hospital: Fridays 1:00pm – 2:00pm
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