Summer is just around the corner and The Fit Lab Toowoomba has some extra motivation for anyone who has been considering a gym membership.

It has partnered with the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation to help encourage men diagnosed with prostate cancer to get back into the gym and make exercise a key part of their treatment journey. For the month of October, any new members joining The Fit Lab Toowoomba will be helping support this initiative with $6 a week from their annual membership donated to the Foundation.These funds will go directly to sponsoring patients going through the Exercise for the Management of Prostate Cancer program.

Toowoomba Hospital Foundation CEO Alison Kennedy said it is wonderful to see the local business community putting their support behind patients of the Toowoomba Hospital. “Prostate cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in men and it is something that we have been wanting to bring more awareness to and help those being treated through Darling Downs Health,” she said. “We’re incredibly fortunate to have this wonderful partnership with Chris and the team at The Fit Lab and it’s great to see them doing all they can to help our patients.

The Fit Lab Exercise Physiologist Nicola Carlish said they are excited to be partnering with the Toowoomba Hospital Foundation to help both our community and patients achieve their fitness goals. “Exercise is such an important part of our lives, whether it becomes a rewarding a hobby or a steppingstone towards enjoying other parts of your life — you can’t deny it’s importance in health and well-being,” she said. “We at The Fit Lab are so excited to be partnering with the Foundation to provide health-based opportunities to all their supporters, Hospital staff and most importantly patients. Together with our members we look forward to working towards providing improved care to support those in our community living with prostate cancer.”

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