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Gordon Jewish Community Center of Nashville
801 Percy Warner Blvd, Nashville, Tennessee 37205
The Godon Jewish Community Center will be hosting the Cancer Exercise Specialist live workshop on August 27-28, 2017 from 9-5 both Sunday and Monday. The course is open to all health and fitness professionals. This is the most comprehensive coursework available on the subject of cancer recovery through exercise. Following the live course there will be an examination students must obtain an 80% or better passing grade in order to become certified as a Cancer Exercise Specialist and listed on our International Directory.
This workshop includes a one year membership* to the Medical Fitness Network (value $149). The Medical Fitness Network will help you reach new clients who are looking for fitness and allied health professionals with these skills. *New members only.
The Cancer Exercise Specialist live workshop was developed for health and fitness professionals (personal trainer, group exercise instructor, Pilates, yoga, etc.) seeking to attain a higher level of mastery and work with cancer patients during and after cancer surgery and treatment and into survivor ship. Participants will gain a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis and treatment to reconstruction and survivor ship. Our unique and individualized programming will help to improve the patient’s ability to cope with the mental and physical stress following cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Our comprehensive programming covers 25 types of cancer, as well as pediatrics, with special emphasis on breast cancer and breast reconstruction. We provide three methods of certification: home study, live/interactive webinar workshops, and live in-person workshops. The Cancer Exercise Training Institute has trained more health and fitness professionals worldwide to become Cancer Exercise Specialists than any other organization. Andrea Leonard, 33-year cancer survivor, author of “Essential Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors,” NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist and Performance Enhancement Specialist, and President/Founder of the Cancer Exercise Training Institute began her extensive research in 1995; long before anyone had ever hear of “cancer exercise.” She spent three years working on Essential Exercises with the chiefs of breast surgery at Georgetown, George Washington, and Johns’ Hopkins University Hospital Medical Centers. Realizing there was a need to assist patients with many types of cancer, Andrea expanded her research and writing to cover a broader spectrum. She is truly a pioneer in the field of cancer and exercise and has paved the way for other organizations to follow.