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Spotlight on Can Too Running Coach Betha...

Friday, 14th Aug 20

Our Trail and Road Running Coach Beth started Can Too as a non-runner, in 2010. She went on to fall in love with running endurance events and turned her passion into a career to help others achieve their fitness goals.

Maple Miso Glazed Chicken with Veggies

Thursday, 13th Aug 20

Maple Miso Glazed Chicken with Veggies Created by Tamara Madden Mad on Nutrition

Events may be the cherry, but they’re ...

Friday, 7th Aug 20

When you’re training hard to complete a running goal you would think that the event being postponed would be a dampener on your spirits and motivation. However, Can Too’s Northern Beaches Pod have embraced the opportunity to run together to complete their own goal event.

Can Too Coach Jaryd Grantham’s running...

Friday, 31st Jul 20

Jaryd Grantham, Exercise physiologist and Can Too Coach for the GC50 Brisbane Pod, advice on how to keep motivated is to remember that it’s the journey before the destination.

Can Too Coach Matt Joyce’s Recovery ti...

Friday, 24th Jul 20

Can Too Coach Matt Joyce shares his post-run recovery tips including, hydration, nutrition, sleep, ice and cooling.

Run training Covid safety tips

Friday, 24th Jul 20

We all know, by now, the importance of good hygiene and maintaining physical distance from each other at all times, including before and after a training session. By doing these two simple things, we can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the community.

A guide on where to find support and way...

Thursday, 23rd Jul 20

We want to make sure that you know where you can find support, during these uncertain times with the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Please see a range of mental health support services available 24 hours 7 days a week. And ways you can care for your mental health.

Last chance to get naming rights on KG...

Friday, 17th Jul 20

Can Too Champion and Community Spirt Award winner, Kieran Gallagher is diving in to celebrate turning 50. Whilst people often celebrate their 50th birthdays with a night out, a holiday or a decadent meal he set himself a Can Too Beyond goal of swimming 50km over 50 days to raise money for Can Too.

Let's talk about infections... and cance...

Thursday, 16th Jul 20

No one wants to talk about cancer of the external genitalia. Luckily there are a few simple practices to reduce your risk.

Let's talk about visceral fat... and can...

Monday, 13th Jul 20

Visceral fat is fat stored around our organs. It produces more chemicals than subcutaneous (under the skin) fat, which is why it’s termed ‘toxic fat’. The excess chemicals may lead to abnormal cell division, making 13 types of cancer more likely to grow. Visceral fat also increases risk of Type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and many other conditions.

Annie Crawford: My Letter To 24 Year-Old...

Friday, 10th Jul 20

Dear Annie, I’m writing to you from the future. I want to let you know that everything will be more than OK. I promise you’ll overcome fears and you’ll even learn to enjoy things that currently cripple you with fear.

Let's talk about second (and third) hand...

Wednesday, 8th Jul 20

There are 16 cancers that can be caused by second hand (or passive) smoking. Every cigarette contains 7,000 chemicals that enter the lungs and spread to other parts of the body. 69 of these are known carcinogens. All of these carcinogens exist in second hand smoke.

How you Can Too keep Covid safe

Wednesday, 8th Jul 20

We are committed to keeping our Can Too community safe and are officially registered as a COVID Safe business. Please see some tips on how to make sure to keep safe when we get together for training and social catch ups.

Let’s talk about alcohol… and cancer...

Thursday, 2nd Jul 20

On a per capita basis, Australians clearly enjoy a drink – ranking in the top 30 nations for consumption. But how much should I drink to maintain health?

Let’s talk about fruit and veg… and ...

Wednesday, 1st Jul 20

Fruit and veg are thought to help protect against cancer both directly through a combination of nutrients which form anti-cancer agents, and indirectly by helping to maintain a healthy body weight. Fruit and veg are rich in fibre, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and phytochemicals, which help to protect your body against cancer. They are also rich in nutrients and low in kilojoules and are therefore great food choices if you’re trying to maintain or lose weight.

Let’s talk about your skin... and canc...

Wednesday, 1st Jul 20

Overexposure to UV radiation causes more than 95% of skin cancers. Many people believe that if you have a skin cancer removed, it’s gone, however secondary cancers can form in your bones, your lungs, your heart or your head. While it’s important to have skin cancers surgically removed early, preventing them from occurring is vastly preferable. Another common misconception is that we need exposure to the sun to get the Vitamin D we need for good health, however incidental exposure outside of peak UV periods is sufficient for most people to maintain adequate Vitamin D levels.

6 Winter Running Tips From Melinda Gains...

Tuesday, 30th Jun 20

As the mercury dips and temptation to take your foot off the exercise pedal increases, Can Too Ambassador and former Australian Olympic sprinter Melinda Gainsford-Taylor says it’s the ideal opportunity to combine your fitness goal with finding a cure for cancer.

Let’s talk about processed meat… and...

Monday, 29th Jun 20

Let’s be clear - smoking is more likely to result in cancer than eating processed meat such as frankfurts, bacon, salami and ham, however there is strong evidence that both cause cancer in humans. Processing enhances flavour and preservation through the addition of preservatives (salt, nitrite or smoke) and/or other additives (phosphate, glutamate or ascorbic acid).

EOFY – the best time for giving

Thursday, 25th Jun 20

The End of the Financial Year (EOFY) is fast approaching on 30 June. So this week is the ideal time to reach out to your networks for a donation. If you’re not registered in a Can Too program you can save donations for future goals.

Let’s talk about your bowel… and can...

Wednesday, 24th Jun 20

Bowel cancer is the second deadliest cancer, killing more Australians than breast cancer and melanoma, but isn’t as widely talked about. By joining a Can Too program you’ll make one of the best decisions for reducing your risk of bowel cancer but don’t stop there.

Let’s talk about exercise… and cance...

Monday, 22nd Jun 20

By joining a Can Too program you’ve already made one of the best decisions for reducing your risk of breast, lung, liver and bowel cancer.  When it comes to keeping cancer at bay, exercise will be your trident; three prongs of active prevention. 

Track Talk – A Beginner's Guide to Run...

Monday, 15th Jun 20

Learning how to run may sound pretty simple and with the help of our experienced, qualified Coaches — it is! Sometimes, however all the track talk can be a little confusing — especially if you’re new to running. To help you understand run jargon, we’ve put together a list of running definitions our Coaches use, so next time your Coach tells you to Kick, you don’t bruise any shins or egos. 

Discover what drives Can Too Ambassador,...

Friday, 12th Jun 20

You can join our Can Too Ambassador, Heather Hawkins, an ultra-marathon champion and ovarian cancer survivor to Run into Spring.

Can Too are running into spring

Friday, 12th Jun 20

The great news is that from this Saturday 13 June Can Tooers can meet up for face-to-face training in groups up to 20.

Peanut Butter & Cacao Cookies

Tuesday, 2nd Jun 20

Rebecca Warren's Top 5 Nutrition Tips fo...

Monday, 1st Jun 20

As a previous participant and big-time Can Too supporter, I have designed these nutrition tips to help you along your Can Too journey.

How you CAN TOO conquer a half marathon

Monday, 1st Jun 20

The first thing to keep in mind when building up to a half marathon distance is to not do it too quickly, says Can Too coach James Constantine.

I want to grow up in a cancer-free world

Monday, 1st Jun 20

Sadly Cancer is a major cause of illness in Australia — there are over 1 million people in Australia who are either living with or have lived with cancer. Your fundraising will benefit 11 cancer researchers this year who are committed to finding better ways of treating and preventing cancer.

Annie’s Gratitude Challenge – what a...

Thursday, 21st May 20

Can Too Founder Annie Crawford remined me recently during a virtual staff meeting of the transformative power of gratitude.

Together we Can Too achieve goals that o...

Tuesday, 19th May 20

Together we Can Too achieve goals that once seemed impossible with the Great Australian Cross Country Challenge

7 ways you Can Too keep your employees m...

Wednesday, 13th May 20

During these difficult times where workplaces are increasingly fragmented and individuals are faced with unprecedented social isolation, it has never been more important to focus on employees’ physical and mental health.

Our gift to you – a free virtual 4-wee...

Wednesday, 6th May 20

Our gift to the Can Too Community - a free four-week virtual wellness program designed for Can Tooers who want to stay active and hit the ground running when it comes time for their next Can Too program.

Rebecca's Healthier Nut & Seed Muesli Ba...

Friday, 1st May 20

A healthier version than what you’d find in the supermarket, but does still contain some sugar. In small amounts our body shouldn’t have a problem converting sugar to energy especially since it’s well balanced with healthy fats and protein from the nuts and seeds.

Give the gift of Can Too to a friend in ...

Thursday, 30th Apr 20

We are grateful to you and your sponsors for supporting Can Too and we want to give back.

The Can Too Community Spirit Awards

Tuesday, 28th Apr 20

Thank you for celebrating our stars amongst stars The Can Too Community Spirit Awards full list of recipients and nominees

Why I Can Too By Kieran Gallagher

Tuesday, 28th Apr 20

Find out what inspired Kieran to be part of Can Too.

Our Strength and Cardio Virtual Program ...

Tuesday, 28th Apr 20

Our Strength and Cardio Virtual Program Pod 3 is now open.

Vegetable Frittata

Tuesday, 28th Apr 20

Spotlight on Can Too Coach Beth Croft

Monday, 27th Apr 20

Find out more about our Strength and Cardio Virtual program Coach Beth Croft

Message from Can Too CEO Peter McLean

Friday, 24th Apr 20

I would like to share with you how the Can Too Foundation is responding to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. To update you on how we're supporting you, our community to keep physically active, connected and where to find support.

Can Too Stretches You Can Do at Your Des...

Thursday, 23rd Apr 20

See our guide to stretches you can easily do at your desk.

Letter to the Younger Me by Kieran Galla...

Thursday, 23rd Apr 20

Dear KG, be brave, don’t be fearful of the water. Trust in yourself. Mum and dad didn’t mean to scare you, they just thought that you remembered how to swim when they put you in the pool as a 5-year-old.

It’s the perfect time to hop into our ...

Tuesday, 21st Apr 20

It’s the perfect time to hop into our 10 Week – Can Too Strength & Cardio Virtual Program.

A quick guide on strength exercises you ...

Thursday, 16th Apr 20

See our guide to exercises you can easily do at home. They will help keep you focused AND improve your fitness!

Coach profile Sally Lynch

Thursday, 9th Apr 20

Why running? Running really is something I have always done and always enjoyed. I can’t imagine ‘not’ running. I started little Athletics at 5 years old and never really stopped. Growing up in the country that many years ago there wasn’t much else to do.


Wednesday, 1st Apr 20

Millet is a fantastic source of complex carbohydrates! It is actually a seed as opposed to a grain, has the texture of couscous and because it doesn’t contain wheat or gluten, it is usually much easier on our digestive system. This recipe is also great the next day so think about doing a double batch at dinner and taking some for lunch the next day.

Our gift to the Can Too Community

Wednesday, 1st Apr 20

Our gift to the Can Too Community - a free four-week virtual program and Facebook group, with a mix of cardio, strength and mindfulness exercises you can do outside or at home and nutrition tips plus the support of dedicated Head Coach Penny Nolton. You will be able to join the flexible program this week and join in anytime as there's no fixed start or end date. We will also bring you a more extensive 10-week program option with a fundraising component soon. So please stay tuned.

Let's keep moving together

Thursday, 26th Mar 20

Can Too’s coached training sessions may have been paused for now but, here at Can Too, we remain committed to the health and wellbeing of our community.

IWD: Thank you to the women who have gui...

Monday, 9th Mar 20

For International Women’s Day, we asked Jennie Star, who is a Can Too Community Spirit Award Winner and a regular Team Captain and Mentor, to reflect on what the special day means to her.


Tuesday, 3rd Mar 20

Buckwheat is a great source of complex carbohydrates. It is a seed and gluten free and it is also a rich source of rutin – an antioxidant that helps maintain healthy connective tissue (so good for muscles, tendons and ligaments).