Stepping Out is a Community Cancer Rehabilitation Group based in Bridport.

The overarching aim of the Group is to help participants with their recovery, during and after their cancer diagnosis, by the provision of a group exercise and well-being Scheme.

To access the Scheme you need a referral from your GP, Cancer Nurse Specialist or Health Professional. Stepping Out is entirely free to participants.

Stepping Out is located at Bridport Leisure Centre Pavilion and is held on Monday and Thursday mornings; small class sizes provide ample space for participants, both seated and standing. 

Stepping Out classes are designed and delivered by qualified Level 4 Exercise and Cancer Rehabilitation Instructors and can be tailored to your level of mobility and general state of health. The aim is to improve strength, flexibility, balance, overall fitness and the general wellbeing of participants, by being part of a supportive and friendly Group.

If you would like to know more, please have a look at the brochure Stepping Out Guide for participants 2019 and contact Jo Perfect, Programme Manager, for a date for an assessment, by emailing her at

Further details can be found on our website:

Read feedback on Stepping Out:

The Stepping Out instructors gave me hope and reasons to get out of bed on Mondays and Fridays thereby aiding my recovery from cancer and improving my health and wellbeing and along the way I made lots of new friends who had a similar diagnosis.


Stepping Out has been a lifeline for me, building up my fitness and mental health, whilst giving me a purpose to carry on, and making lifelong friends along the way.


Stepping Out has given me something positive to focus on in my recovery from cancer treatment; I am helping myself to get better and stay healthy and that makes me feel like I am in control of my life.


It is with great thanks to our brilliant instructors for all the work and organizing they do for all Stepping Out members. They’ve helped us and many others through a tough time and make Stepping Out so enjoyable.

Ken & Carol

Stepping Out and the Tripudio sessions have really helped me manage my Lymphoedema and understand how the Lymphatic System works. Also, Stepping Out helps one realise that one is not alone and there is great support from the team.


I used to be a couch potato before I joined Stepping Out. Now I realise how important exercise is to general well-being, so walk regularly in addition to the group’s classes, which are in a no-pressure, friendly, relaxed atmosphere.