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Certified Personal Trainer, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, Cancer Exercise Training Institute
I was a professional New York musician when I was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 37. I had a mastectomy and reconstruction. Because of the high number of positive lymph nodes I had chemo, radiation, and then more chemo.
In the beginning of my cancer experience I exercised because it's something I enjoy, and I needed as much enjoyment as I could get. I had a fierce determination to return to all the activities I love, including playing music, climbing mountains, skiing, and windsurfing. However, in 2001, there was little information about exercise and cancer; most books talked only about rest and proper nutrition during treatment. Whenever exercise was mentioned, it was done so cautiously. I actually had to ask my oncologist if I was allowed to continue working out. Exercise had always been a regular part of my daily routine; I wanted my life to remain as normal as possible in spite of my disease. And I wanted to be strong enough to fight!
What I discovered was that exercising helped me feel better and manage the side effects of my treatment. It wasn't always easy, but it was empowering. It energized me, gave me a sense of control and strength to fight my disease.
When I finally finished treatment, I started training hard to return to climbing. I was anxious to get back to climbing, but also needed a goal to keep me focused on the positive things in life. I also wanted a way to do something useful in the face of this disease. Just one year after finishing treatment, I climbed Mt. Rainier, 14,410ft, to raise funds for breast cancer research. Summit day was, in fact, the two-year anniversary of my surgery. I followed that with trekking through the Himalayas, and climbing Cerro Aconcagua (22,841'), the highest peak in the Western hemisphere.
From my experience, I came to believe so strongly in the benefits of exercise, both physical and psychological, that I wanted to do something to encourage other survivors to stay strong. I got certified as a Personal Trainer (ACSM) and Cancer Exercise Specialist, and eventually launched Life-Cise.com, an online fitness resource specifically for cancer survivors.
I am passionate about the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors. I understand the difficulties as well as the tremendous benefits of exercise during all phases of treatment and beyond. I create personalized plans for each client, no matter what his or her current fitness level or treatment phase. I advocate setting goals, making a plan, and striving forward.
Besides my personal work with clients, I reach a wider audience through writing, workshops, and guest appearances. My articles on cancer and fitness, body image after breast cancer, survivorship, and empowerment, have been published in Coping with Cancer Magazine (May/June 2010), on GalTime.com, an online women's magazine, and other online outlets. In addition, I blog frequently at Fitness for Survivors; the Life-Cise blog. Fitness Magazine ran a short feature on me in their Oct. 2010 issue, and I have also appeared in All You Magazine (July 2009). In 2010, Fox News iMag asked me to speak about my experience with breast cancer, and then invited me back to shoot a video of exercise tips for breast cancer survivors.
In my workshops, I try to impart a sense of hope and empowerment. I provide people with practical tips and useful information that can be applied to their daily routines. I make them laugh; I make them cry; I make them lift weights. Through other speaking engagements, my goal is to inspire and educate. Drawing on my experience with breast cancer and the empowerment of exercise, I speak about cancer, survivorship, empowerment, goals, and, of course, the benefits of exercise. I have spoken for survivor functions, panel discussions, and on several internet radio programs.
2011 marked my 10-year cancer anniversary. In honor of that milestone, I set myself a new fitness goal. To celebrate 10 years, I attempted an epic 50-mile race. In May of that year, I ran - and finished - the North Face Bear Mountain 50-Mile Endurance Challenge. I had so much fun with that race that I continue to run ultra marathons.
But above all, I remain dedicated to helping other survivors stay fit and strong.uanne is a Fitness Australia registered Exercise Professional. In furthering her knowledge in the area of Nutrition, Suanne is currently studying an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine. Sharing her knowledge with up & coming Personal Trainers Suanne also lectures the Certificate III & Certificate IV in Fitness at a leading College in Brisbane. Her list of credentials include: Certificate III & IV in Fitness, Australian Institute of Fitness Master Trainer, Accredited Heartmoves Leader, Eat It Program Facilitator, Pelvic Floor “Safe Exercise” Trainer, Children Trainer (Blue Card Registered), Older Adult Trainer, Thump Boxing Instructor Level 1 & Advanced and Senior First Aid Qualified.
Suanne has always enjoyed health and fitness and has a strong desire to assist in the promotion of health and wellbeing to others. She endeavours to help people understand and experience the benefits of living a fit and healthy lifestyle by incorporating a balanced diet with exercise.
Suanne designs client-specific programs with nutritional guidance and closely monitors their progress. All her sessions are fun, interesting and personalised to ensure clients do not lose motivation or focus.
One of her passions is helping people who suffer from Chronic Disease live a healthy & active life. Suanne – a Chronic Asthma sufferer, shared her story on growing up with the Disease in the March 2013 newsletter. Check it out here: Suanne’s Story
Fran is a Registered Personal Trainer, and completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness in 2011. In her training experience, Fran has run corporate bootcamps, small group sessions and 1-on-1 PT sessions. She is also a qualified Punchfit instructor.
Prior to being a personal trainer, Fran was a junior dance teacher and has danced for fifteen years. She is currently completing her Certificate IV in Dance, and her passion for fitness has definitely stemmed from living a very active life from a young age. Her experience as a dancer, combined with her personal fitness journey, has helped her develop a very creative and energising style of training. Each client is guaranteed to have a session that is not only catered to their specific needs, but also keep you motivated and excited about training!
Fran specialises in functional fitness, weight loss, lifestyle fitness and flexibility, and lives by the motto that ‘Movement is freedom’.
Cassie is a Registered Personal Trainer and has completed her Certificate III & IV in Fitness. Cassie has a passion for fitness and anything to do with improving her clients health, body image and fitness capabilities. One of her key strengths is to help people fulfil their goals such as weight loss, cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, endurance, and toning.
Cassie is currently studying a Bachelor of Exercise Science and has coached and motivated many individuals, most of whom have achieved and continue to achieve their health and fitness goals. Cassie works with her clients, getting them out of their comfort zone and assisting them to reach their personal aspirations.
Darren has 25 years’ experience in contract management & has worked with clients in the Resources, Department of Defence, Local Council, Banking and Education sectors. Darren has a passion to make FITNESS FOEVER a leader in the industry by providing professional management solutions for your lifestyle programs. No matter what industry you’re in, Darren will ensure you get value for money and a solution to your operational requirements.