Well-being & camaraderie while living with cancer

Blue Brothers was established to promote group exercise and movement opportunities for men living with cancer. The goal is to foster camaraderie, connection and offer mental health and well-being support to members living in the South Island, New Zealand.

Blue Brothers from Rangiora enjoying a coffee after work out class.
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We are not just a workout, we are a whole community

Blue Brothers is a charitable entity originating in Christchurch, with a presence throughout the South Island.

We offer free, gym-based, light physical movement exercise classes, as managed by qualified Personal Trainers. These quality, planned classes are scheduled once per week throughout the wider Canterbury region, and each class runs for approximately one-hour. The classes are tailored to suit the attendees on the day, with modifications offered on each exercise, and set according to the individual's stage and ability. Participants are strongly encouraged to go at their own pace, in their own time, and complete each session with a cuppa catch-up at the local cafe or onsite. Because sometimes, it's simply about the chat!

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Blue Brothers is a charity organisation for men living with cancer in the Canterbury region. Our classes are for movement and social engagement. Our free exercise classes are one-hour long and we follow with a cuppa afterwards.

Our classes offer light physical exercise and movement to suit individual stage and ability. Our Instructors provide quality, planned programmes for each class. And if you're not able to come to the gym, it's easy to tune into our Zoom class so you can workout from the comfort of your own home. Easy.

We hope to see some new members soon - and please remember to like and share our posts with anyone who might benefit from our group. We are here to help and support those living with cancer to keep moving, keep connected and keep having fun!

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