16 hours ago
Sorry to inform my Fitness in the Park folk that it’s been rained off.
Due to risk of injury, I’m taking the decision to cancel it. I’ll also send you a text to advise.
See you next time! X ... See MoreSee Less
Breakthrough Fitness is at Bush Hill Park.
1 week ago
Another Fitness in the Park session in the bag.
Get fit and have fun in the great outdoors.
Men and women of all abilities welcome, as long as you’re aged 14 or over.
Sign up here:
www.breakthroughfitness.co.uk/outdoor-fitness/ ... See MoreSee Less
SOUND ON 📢
#forestbathing with my sisters in beautiful Trent Park 🌳🌿
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Testing, testing....I have this constant need to keep checking that I can still run without getting breathless. Keeping tabs on my cardiovascular fitness is my measure of how the cancer drugs might be affecting me. If I can run a comfortable 5km, that’s good. If I can run and talk whilst running, well, that’s even better.
As well as keeping a check on my heart and lungs when I run, I take particular notice of the joints in my legs too. Hormone therapy forms part of some cancer treatments, and this can wreak havoc on your joints, increasing the risk of osteoporosis, joint pain and joint instability.
In my 12 years of receiving various breast cancer treatments, I have only had to change my hormone therapy once. Letrozole caused me horrendous knee pain, to the point that I could no longer run. Anastrazole, on the other hand allowed me to run again.
Admittedly, I’m not as strong as I once was. My general strength and fitness levels have been decreasing, and its not surprising when you tot up all the surgeries and treatments I’ve had. Some of the longer term effects may still not have surfaced. Nevertheless, I count myself extremely fortunate to still do what I do, to be able to walk, run and exercise without too much interference from the drugs. I still claim that being fit and healthy before, during and after my diagnosis has kept me in good stead over the years. Mental resilience and being physically strong means that I’ve recovered quickly from surgeries, that I’ve tolerated horrible side effects and that above all I’ve been able to continue doing the job I love.
Running and resistance training help increase bone density by laying calcium onto the bones, and subsequently reducing the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Counteracting the effects of hormone treatment has always been a no brainer to me, and I’ll carry on moving my body for as long as I’m able. This is my advice to anyone else undergoing cancer treatment. It may be difficult to get going at times, but don’t give up - the benefits of exercise are there for your taking. There is scientific evidence to prove that exercise can help reduce the side effects of breast cancer treatment and it will speed up your recovery, especially if you’ve had surgery too. ... See MoreSee Less
2 weeks ago
*NEW DATES FOR MY BEGINNER PILATES COURSE IN BUSH HILL PARK, ENFIELD*
Back problems? Need to strengthen your core, reduce stress or improve your posture? What about some freedom of movement or joint stability? Are you a dancer or an athlete? Male or female, young or old, fit or unfit.....Pilates is for anyone and everyone.
The course starts on Saturday 15th June at 9.20am. It will run for 3 consecutive weeks, each session lasting 60 minutes. The cost is just £42!
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