FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Why are you called Butts in Motion?
Butts in Motion started as a movement to expand the original Butts in a Boat dragon boating team into more general fitness activities. The Butts in a Boat originally chose their name as a play on the Abreast in a Boat dragon boating team of breast cancer patients whom they were competing against.
"Butts in Motion" encompasses our goal to make getting moving with prostate cancer something that's engaging, accessible, and sustainable for any man who's affected by prostate cancer.
How do I join Butt activities?
Take a look at our calendar for scheduled activities. If there's an activity you're interested in joining, but you don't see it on the calendar, feel free to reach out for more information and we'll help get you registered.
How do I start a new Butt team or group?
Are you hoping to start a team or group in your area for one of our featured activities? Or do you have an idea for an exercise activity that you'd like to get a group or team started for?
Just get in touch and we'll see what we can do! The Butts in Motion team and the staff at Prostate Cancer BC will be glad to work with you and support you in making your vision a reality wherever in Canada you may be.
How are most of your activities free? How are you funded?
Butts in Motion is funded solely through the generous donations of supporters of Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada. Butts in Motion does not currently receive any government, pharmaceutical, research, or corporate funding.
If you are interested in donating to Butts in Motion, you may do so here (you will be asked where you would like to direct your donation). If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact us to discuss.
Do I need to have experience in a specific activity before joining Butts in Motion sessions?
Butts in Motion aims to be an inclusive group for all fitness levels from beginners to the experienced. If, for any reason, specific experience is needed for a particular activity, it will be noted on its registration.
Let's cover our butts! Please ensure you have clearance from your physician or healthcare provider before starting a new activity - especially if you have other health conditions or will be trying something particularly strenuous.
Before starting your first session, you may want to fill in this quick questionnaire to ensure that you'll be safe to partake in our activities without seeing your healthcare provider first.
What does the research and literature say about exercise and prostate cancer?
Research has found that exercise is the single most effective non-pharmaceutical intervention for prostate cancer patients. Recent studies have focussed on the sustainability of exercise programs for patients. Results suggest that exercise programs that are linked with socialization and comradery of patients reinforce their motivation to participate in fitness activities and have the greatest positive impact on a patient's quality of life. Click here to see a list of studies that talk about the benefits of exercise in prostate cancer patients.
I want to start exercising but I'm not sure if I'm ready to join a group or a team. What can I do?
Download Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada's Exercise Guide for Prostate Cancer Patients here. Inside you'll find information about how to safely exercise at home including example exercises and routines to get you started.