Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Opportunities to Learn

As the annual Breast Cancer Awareness Month gets underway this October, FAI wants you to know about about a great learning opportunity from the Cancer Exercise Training Institute (CETI).

The organization is presenting three dates in coming weeks for trainers to take Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualifications. The program was developed for health and fitness professionals who work with cancer patients in post-operative exercise and quality-of-life programs.

“This program was developed for fitness professionals who want to help someone dealing with breast cancer and need proper information and training,” says Andrea Leonard, CETI president and founder. “Every patient is different in their response to treatment, their surgery, and their prognosis. If you don’t know how to put it all together, you can do more harm than good.” Andrea wants people to succeed, to make a difference in people’s lives, but at the same time, increase their clientele.

So what are the CETI workshops like? The workshops provide a day of specialized training and access to the latest materials from the organization. CETI provides cancer exercise programming on twenty-seven types of cancer, including pediatrics, with an emphasis on breast cancer and breast reconstruction.

“Exercise can play a role in lowering our risk for cancer, and it is important after surgery,” Andrea says. “People are much more likely to survive cancer who exercise. That’s just a fact. There is no argument for not exercising.”

Exercise is also helpful in restoring self-esteem and a sense of control. “Teaching cancer patients to regain control empowers them, increases esteem and confidence, and takes them from victim to survivor,” Andrea shared.

Also, CEUs are available for ACE, AFAA, NASM, and other organizations.

The workshops are scheduled for:

  • West Palm Beach, Florida, American Cancer Society, October 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • San Francisco, Jewish Community Center, October 26, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Chantilly, Virginia, Nova Medical Exercise, November 2, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


You can register for a workshop here.


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