Cancer: The Ultimate Guide for Trainers and Survivors

I know many of you reading this think of me as a n occasionally witty, sometimes intelligent trainer who can tell the difference between varus and valgus stress, plus I can look awesome while doing power cleans. Not many know that I actually specialized in cancer research and rehabilitation in the last year of my undergraduate degree. I was the only undergrad to take a graduate level course in Exercise Oncology, and was able to work in a research facility that was essentially one big private training studio specifically for people recovering from and going through cancer treatments. I’ve also trained roughly 50 cancer recovery clients since then, as well as consulted with a few organizations around the world on exercise and cancer recovery, so this is a very specific niche of information I can offer.

Here’s the kicker: roughly one third of all the population will develop cancer at some point in their lifetimes. If it’s not you, it will probably be someone you know. Now while cancer is commonly a disease of the elderly, younger and younger people are becoming ill with these terrible afflictions, possibly due to lifestyle or pollution factors, we’ll never know. The good news is that survival rates are higher than they have ever been, and now there are literally thousands of people who have survived cancer walking around with a second chance at life, and want to do better to take care of themselves while they have a chance. Many will decide to start working out, and as trainers, we’ll need to know what to do with them.

Imagine if you had cancer, or if your spouse or sibling or parent developed it. Exercise has been shown time and again to not only improve the health of people without cancer, but every dimension of health in people recovering from and receiving treatment for various types of cancer, and it even helps the person tolerate their treatments better than average. You would want to have any resource possible to help understand what to do and what to avoid through this trying time, which is why I developed Exercise and Cancer: The Ultimate Training Guide for Survivors

This package contains two components: one for the fitness professional looking to give their clients the best possible methods for improving their health, and another written specifically for people without any fitness or science background, which explains what cancer is and what exercise can do for them. These two elements combined make this a great resource for everyone, not just the trainer. Imagine being able to give your clients a copy of the non-trainer presentation to watch on their own and having them come away knowing more about their disease and what they can do about it than they could ever hope to on their own. Your value to them goes way up, and their confidence in your abilities to help them goes up as well.

For more information, click on the link HERE. It will be on as an introductory sale of only $19.95. After this week, the price will go up, so here’s your chance to lock in a great product for a very low cost.

About deansomerset

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist, Post-Rehab Specialist, personal trainer and probably the coolest guy my mom knows, I try to impart a little knowledge with a sense of humor to keep people reading. I've always thought if it's something that can grab your attention, you're gonna remember it tomorrow!!
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2 Responses to Cancer: The Ultimate Guide for Trainers and Survivors

  1. My mom was diagnosed with Stage 3 Colorectal Cancer and had surgery in Jan 2010. She underwent chemo from March 2010 to August 2010 with bi-weekly treatments. I was never more frustrated in my life to see what I saw every other week at treatment with her, and I was even more disappointed with the overall lack of information that actual medical doctors had on the profoud effects of exercise and proper nutrition. Both were dumbed down as “inconclusive” and not one recommended any kind of diligent strength or cardiovascular training. I looked like the OCD personal trainer who just simply “related everything to exercise.” Pretty sweet you made this product. It’s definitely an area that needs ALOT of focus!

    • deansomerset says:

      Sorry to hear about your mom, but hopefully she’s got a clean bill of health now. I know what you mean about doctors, in most cases they know less about exercise than their patients. That’s not saying I know any more about the effects of taxotere on the system than they do either!! We each have our roles to play.

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