Move More East Lothian

Macmillan Move More East Lothian

Experiencing a cancer diagnosis and treatment can have considerable impact on an individuals’ life – physically, mentally and emotionally.Macmillan logo

Keeping active during and after cancer treatment has been proven to offer a variety of health and wellbeing benefits, including improving people’s readiness for surgery/treatment, quicker recovery and reducing symptoms and side effects such as fatigue, depression and risks to heart health.

‘Move More East Lothian’ has been set up to support people in East Lothian living with cancer to stay more physically active to improve their health throughout their cancer experience. 

Fully trained exercise instructors and volunteers offer a range of activities designed for people with cancer.  Activities are tailored for the participant and help to build confidence, balance and strength, in a fun and supportive environment.

The programme offers a range of activities, including:

  • gym/circuits-based classes
  • gentle movement classes (Tai Chi / Qigong fusion with meditation)
  • health and wellbeing walks
  • gardening groups

The programme is delivered by enjoyleisure in partnership with East Lothian Council and Macmillan Cancer Support.

How do I get involved with Move More East Lothian?

If you want to try the activities for yourself, referrals can be made by any healthcare professional or you can refer yourself.

To find out more about the programme and/or to refer, please visit Macmillan Move More East Lothian

Alternatively, for more information, contact the Move More Coordinator on 0131 653 5264 or email

Volunteering opportunities:

Volunteers are an essential part of the Move More programme - they lead or support all Move More activities. Visit the enjoyleisure website to find out more.

Other useful local and Macmillan resources;