Fighting Back with Fitness – Fit Lab Toowoomba
In October 2017, Queensland X-Ray and Toowoomba groups Fit Lab and Blush Cancer Care joined forces in a major partnership to support women undergoing breast cancer treatment through a programme titled Fight Back with Fitness. The programme saw 100 women participate in a specially designed exercise for oncology programme, which consisted of hourly sessions three times a week, for ten weeks, under the direct supervision of exercise physiologists at the Fit Lab.
Queensland X-Ray Managing Radiologist in Toowoomba, Dr Peter Storey said the community-focused partnership would allow the business to give something back to a community that has helped support their business for over 34 years.
“We are very lucky to have had the long-standing support of the local Toowoomba community for so many years. The Fight Back with Fitness programme was developed by highly-trained Exercise Physiologists at Fit Lab and is being overseen by Blush Cancer Care Inc. The 100 participants received the programme at no charge, in addition to DEXA Body Composition Scans at Queensland X-Ray Russell Street.
The first group session came to an emotional end in March 2018. The women who participated have forged genuine friendships which will continue on, and the staff involved in their journey have also gained a lot from the experience.