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Exercises for Cancer Survivors


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Carol Michaels is the founder and creator of Recovery Fitness(R), an exercise program designed to help cancer patients recover from surgery and treatments. She owns and operates Recovery Fitness and Carol Michaels Fitness in Short Hills, New Jersey and is a trailblazer in the area of cancer exercise. She has worked with physicians and other health professionals to develop her program, which is currently offered at her studio, two hospitals and two community centers. She understands the needs of cancer survivors and developed a practical program to help them reach their goals. Carol is a Cancer Exercise Specialist and consultant and has been a fitness professional for more than 17 years. She received her degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is certified by the Cancer Exercise Training Institute, American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and is a member of ACSM and IDEA Health and Fitness Association. Carol is a speaker for corporate wellness programs, fundraisers, and community events on fitness and health issues. She is on the advisory board of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and is an ambassador for HERA Women's Cancer Foundation. She has recently held workshops for: The American Cancer Society, Gilda's Club, FORCE, Atlantic Healthy Lifestyles, Pathways, St. Barnabas Hospital, and Morristown Medical Center. Carol has appeared on health-related television programs. She authored a chapter in the e book Ten to Thrive. She was a columnist for PFP Magazine, and has written for The American Academy of Health and Fitness, The National Lymphedema Network, 4wholeness.com(TM), and the Pink Paper. The American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness recognized her as a Trainer to Watch in 2011. Personal Fitness Professional honored her as the 2012 PFP Trainer of the Year. Carol developed and produced two DVDs called Recovery Fitness Cancer Exercise-Simple Stretches and Recovery Fitness-Strength Training. Both DVDs can be found on her websites: www.recoveryfitness.net. and www.carolmichaelsfitness.com. Maria Drozda earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance and a Master of Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo (UB). After serving as a teaching assistant in UB's Department of Theater and Dance, she choreographed and performed with musical theater companies, dance companies and dance schools in Buffalo, NY; Tracy, CA; and Hampton, VA. Maria gained business experience across a broad range of sectors including educational institutions, private industry, a government research lab, and non-profit organizations. Taking on varied roles, she contributed to the success of her employers through leadership development and succession planning, internal communications and change management, recruiting and staffing, business analysis, conference and event planning, and print and web publication. When her children were born, Maria developed a passion for fitness for mothers of young children and became an American Council on Exercise (ACE) certified group fitness instructor with specialty certification in prenatal and post-natal fitness. She taught fitness classes for new and expecting mothers via the Stroller Strides(R) franchises in Tracy, CA and Hampton, VA, and created her own stroller-based fitness program in Indianapolis, IN. These programs have empowered mothers to regain and maintain their health and fitness levels as well as become healthy role models for their children. Maria enjoys consulting and freelance writing. She was thrilled to be invited to partner with Carol Michaels in the writing of this book, and hopes that it will help cancer survivors achieve excellent physical comfort and fitness to enjoy the activities they love....

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