New prostate cancer fitness class first in the north

A new specialist fitness class for men living with prostate cancer has been started in Stanmore Bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

The Prost-FIT exercise group is one of only seven such classes throughout New Zealand and is the only one being held anywhere north of Auckland’s North Shore.

Group trainer Lis MacLeod says research shows that exercise can increase cancer survival rates by as much as 60 per cent and the classes will benefit men at any stage of diagnosis or treatment.

Sessions feature tailored activities including cardio, resistance and ball skills to help to improve men’s overall strength, balance and stamina.

The Prost-FIT class runs every Tuesday from 9.15am to 10.15am in the Stanmore Bay Community Hall at 41 Waiora Road, followed by coffee at the Beans N Bites cafe in Whangaparaoa. Each session costs $10, though the first class is free, and there is funding available for anyone unable to pay.

For more information, including a video of existing Prost-FIT classes, visit, or contact Lis MacLeod on 021 134 1527.

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