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Cancer Exercise

My Approach
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Your exercise program should be tailored to your specific needs. One size does not fit all! Your individualized programming is progressive, with measurable milestones which will give you a sense of accomplishment and confidence.

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There are many factors that are important in long-term survival from cancer. They include consuming a heart-healthy diet and regular physical activity.

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Don’t stop moving! Exercise has become an important part of a cancer treatment plan. Research confirms that exercising can help you not just survive but thrive during and after cancer.

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Research also show that regular exercise can greatly improve physical and mental health during every phase of treatment. There are no harmful effects on patients with cancer from moderate exercise and in fact, has demonstrated that those who exercised regularly had 40% to 50% less fatigue, the primary complaint during treatment.

It is well known that exercise during chemotherapy can lessen treatment-related side effects, such as fatigue, pain and nausea.”

- Anne M. May, PhD

University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

My Approach

My Role as a Cancer Exercise Specialist

  • Prevent, identify, and manage lymphedema

  • Increase range of motion

  • Correct postural deviations

  • Correct muscle imbalances

  • Functional and Balance training

  • Improve overall physical strength and flexibility

  • Reduce pain and fatigue

  • Design, prescribe and teach personalized programs

  • Create individualized exercise programming

There is a Process that Needs to Be Followed

As a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist, I am trained to take into consideration:

  • Type of cancer

  • Surgical procedures and treatments performed

  • Acute and chronic side effects (including fatigue, compromised immunity, lymphedema, osteoporosis, peripheral neuropathy, nausea)

  • Exercise precautions and modifications


Cancer diagnosis and it’s treatment are often associated with negative side effects that diminish the quality of life. Overall, studies have consistently demonstrated that physical exercise following cancer diagnosis has a positive effect on the quality of life.”

- Dr. Kerry Courneya

University of Alberta, Canada


Individualized Programming Includes

  • Postural assessment to determine muscle imbalances that may cause pain and degeneration of the joints

  • Range of motion assessment to determine limitations in joint range of motion following cancer surgery and treatment

  • Flexibility assessment

  • Balance and core stability assessment

  • Girth measurements to monitor for lymphedema

  • Personalized program to correct imbalances and prevent future degeneration while helping you to return to your pre-treatment level of strength and fitness

Goals benefits results

In recent years, exercise has become part of the standard care during the treatment, recovery, and survivorship of cancer clients.


Unique and individualized exercise programming will help to improve your ability to cope with the mental stress and physical side effects following cancer diagnosis and treatment.

BeFit BeStrong Classes


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Be Fit Be Strong

I love working out with Yvonne! She makes training sessions interesting and varied so I don’t get bored or frustrated, and she always know what routines will work for me at this stage of my life and with this body. Each week I can feel (and see) the progress. Her personal attention, patience, and expertise (and her sense of humor) have been so uplifting to me and have gotten me through a really hard time and into a much happier and fitter place.

Andi Straus

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