BeACTive exercise series

Nine all-levels workouts for people with breast cancer


About the series

This series is nine total videos with a variety of workouts including strength, aerobics, functional, high intensity, core, balance, and mobility. Each workout is about 20 minutes long and uses minimal equipment.

BeACTive is for all fitness levels and has three workout categories:

  • Action: for those just getting started with exercise or experience lower energy
  • Challenge: for those who may be a little bit active, but are looking to get stronger and improve overall fitness
  • Train: for those who may be exercising consistently but looking for that extra guidance or a more structured program.

Who can participate?

While anyone can benefit from the exercises in the BeACTive series, it was created for people who have been impacted by breast cancer including those who may be going through or recovering from treatment, preparing for surgeries, regaining mobility after surgery, are years beyond their diagnosis or living with metastatic breast cancer.


Why exercise?

Planned, purposeful activity through exercise is linked to reduced risk of breast cancer, reduced risk of breast cancer recurrence, and greater survival. Research has shown that exercise not only has physical and mental benefits but helps with cancer-related side effects, such as sleep disruptions, chemo brain, depression, anxiety, and stress management. Learn more about the benefits of exercise.

Exercise instructor close-up


Sami Mansfield

Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist

Sami is one of the first cancer exercise specialists and wellness experts in the world. Her work straddles the front line of patient care with healthcare leaders, oncology organizations, and policymakers.

Learn more

Workout music

Our participants shared their favorite workout songs. Check out their mixes on our Spotify channel.

Tune in

Equipment list

Depending on which exercise category you follow, you may want to use some equipment.

  • Chair
  • Yoga mat
  • Small, medium, or large weights

Don’t forget to have your water nearby!

Post workout snack ideas

  • Homemade Cherry Smoothie (courtesy of Cancer Nutrition and Wellness)
  • Apple slices and peanut butter
  • Hard-boiled egg
  • Avocado toast

Share your feedback

How was your workout?

Have you tried one of the workouts? We’d love to hear from you about how it went. Drop us a comment on the YouTube video and let us know.

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Reviewed and updated: January 9, 2024

Reviewed by: LBBC Staff


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