Frequently Asked Questions
Ask me anything
Working with a Cancer Exercise Specialist may be a “new” outlet for people to utilize, and it’s my mission to make it a new “standard”. You’re going to have questions, so don’t hesitate to ask!
Do I need my own workout equipment?
I get this question a lot. My job is to keep you safe, so I need to make sure that you are ready to add in any external weights or resistance before saying you can use them immediately.
How long are each session?
It depends on which plan is right for you! I offer both 30 minute sessions and 50 minute sessions. If you’re questioning which is best for you, I always tell people to commit to reality, I know you want to get to your goals quick but do what’s feasible for you!
What does a typical session look like?
After we’ve completed your physical assessment, I’ll be able to create a customized program for you each week. As you progress in your range of motion, we’ll begin to get stronger and faster. Everybody’s body is different, so everybody’s sessions are as unique as they are!
Can I workout while getting chemo?
You sure can, but with correct supervision. Studies show that being physically active while getting chemotherapy has several benefits, but you have to make sure to do it safely!
Do you take insurance?
This is a great question! As much as I wish insurance covered things like physical activity, at the moment they don’t. Some will give you reimbursements for gym memberships, but you’ll have to speak with your insurance company directly.
I'm in menopause, can I lose weight?
Absolutely! Although it can be a bit harder to lose weight while in any type of menopause (natural or chemically induced) it’s definitely achievable! I’m not a nutritionist so I can’t answer those questions, but I can point you to the right person if you’re interested in that too!