The Survivor Fitness team understands first-hand how cancer diagnosis and treatment can change your perspective on your physical and mental health. That’s why it’s such a joy to hear our survivors’ testimonials. We are so thankful for the opportunity to empower our participants to regain control of their health. And so, we’re thrilled to shine the spotlight on Samantha Lovett in this Q & A feature.
A Q & A with Samantha Lovett
Survivor Fitness: Tell us about your relationship with Survivor Fitness and how you became a participant.
Samantha Lovett: I heard of Survivor Fitness from someone in the Cancer Support Community. Though I was still in treatment, I was highly interested in the program and hoped it would be a good intro as I was getting back into working out.
SF: When did your Survivor Fitness journey begin?
SL: Because of Survivor Fitness, I was able to work one-on-one with a trainer for three months. Though I am no longer working out through Survivor Fitness, the program has helped me continue my fitness journey!
SF: How has Survivor Fitness helped you along your journey to regaining your health and wellness?
SL: No matter your fitness level before cancer, getting back into the gym after treatment is very difficult. You know it’s important, but you have no idea how to start or what to do. I was a personal trainer before my diagnosis, so I knew how to work out and what to do. But now, it’s a weird new dynamic that’s hard to explain.
I had the support of my trainer, Nick, who pushed me and encouraged me every time I walked into the gym. I also received feedback about how to implement more plant-based protein into my diet.
What I loved most about Survivor Fitness was that it opened the door for me to get back into working out. It took the pressure and anxiety of the gym off my shoulders and allowed me to focus on where I am currently instead of where I was before cancer.
SF: In what ways does Survivor Fitness empower you to stay active and healthy?
SL: They empowered me because the program allowed me to get back into the gym. I was fairly fit before my cancer diagnosis. Getting back into the gym after cancer is a whole new ball game with so many emotions. It was so hard, but because of Survivor Fitness, I have been able to overcome the fear and anxiety of the gym and continue bettering my health.
SF: What would you tell someone else who might be on a similar journey and is considering being a Survivor Fitness participant?
SL: Do it. You will not regret it at all. It’ll be the best decision you make for yourself and your health!
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