Pinc & Steel

Cancer Rehabilitation Trust

Next Steps


NEXT STEPS is a group exercise program for men and women who have finished their main cancer treatment and want to take the next steps on their road to recovery.  The Program combines the best pilates, yoga and cardiovascular exercises for a workout that is specifially designed to help rebuild strength, flexibility and stamina.

The Program runs for one hour per week for ten weeks and is specifically designed to help people affected by cancer. It is suitable after any type of cancer surgery or treatment and accommodates all ages, fitness levels and mobility.

The program is delivered by certified PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehab Physiotherapists and each class combines the very best pilates, yoga and cardio exercises for improving your health and fitness. Gentle, weekly take-home exercises and stretches are included.


“Many people find the period following active cancer treatment tough and face challenges transitioning back to their everyday lives. They need support to regain their health, and to improve their physical and emotional strength and quality of life. NEXT STEPS aims to help people recovering from cancer shift their focus from illness to wellness."  Lou James, PINC & STEEL Founder 


  • Improve strength and mobility
  • Increase energy levels
  • Strengthen core muscles and improve posture
  • Reclaim body confidence and control
  • Reduce treatment related side-effects
  • Improve stamina and fitness
  • Improve breathing and reduce stress
  • Help you to integrate regular exercise into your life
  • Allow you to laugh, relax and have fun
  • Connect with other people on a similar journey to you


Your PINC & STEEL Cancer Rehab Physio will guide, support and encourage you through each NEXT STEPS class. They will adapt exercises within each class to suit your individual needs. The classes can be started at any level of fitness as the periods of exercise and rest are adapted as fitness, strength and stamina improve. Each session finishes with a yoga relaxation sequence to restore a sense of calm and confidence, and includes an opportunity to reflect on your journey and be inspired by your own progress.

NEXT STEPS benefits participants whether they attend one week or 10 years after their cancer treatment.

NEXT STEPS is an enjoyable way for you to give your health the priority it deserves!

Download the PINC Next Steps Brochure NZ

Download the PINC Next Steps Brochure in Australia

Download the Medical Approval Form 

The NZ Breast Cancer Foundation provides funding for 300 breast cancer patients per year to participate in the Next Steps programme for the period - The Pinc & Steel Cancer Rehabilitation Trust funds people with other types of cancer to also participate in the programme. There is funding available for people with cancer to attend NEXT STEPS classes in the following regions:

Kaitaia, Kerikeri, Whangarei, Matakana, Orewa, Albany, Mt Eden, Ponsonby, Ellerslie, Howick, South Auckland, Hamilton, Thames, Tauranga, Rotorua, Taupo, Waipukurau, Napier, New Plymouth, Wellington, Nelson, Golden Bay, Timaru, Christchurch, Dunedin and Invercargill.