It’s incredible to hear stories of participants who used our program to take control of their journey. With the help of personal trainers and nutritionists, Survivor Fitness gives cancer survivors the tools to change the course of their health and their life. Sarah Stallings experienced this firsthand. We’re excited to shine a spotlight on her 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.
Sarah Stallings: My nurse navigator at my cancer center told me about Survivor Fitness when we were talking about me wanting to get back into the gym!
SF: When did your journey with Survivor Fitness begin?
SS: I began my journey around September of 2020.
SF: How have you been able to regain your health and wellness throughout your time with Survivor Fitness?
SS: Survivor Fitness connected me with Performance Fitness Training and trainer Dustin Price. I have consistently trained with him since September! Without Survivor Fitness, I doubt I would be where I am. I probably would have just accepted the muscle loss and weight gain and given up. Everyone has been so encouraging through every step, and the gyms you partner with truly take your cancer story into consideration when making a workout plan that makes sense for you.
I also loved the communication and down-to-earth feel! I had exchanged emails and phone calls with several people, but during Survivor Fitness’ Gainsgiving Thanksgiving workout in 2020, I worked out alongside Meg and Aaron. They were so sweet and encouraging. Their Instagram is also always active, and seeing their encouragement keeps me going! The check-in emails and calls make me feel cared for, and it makes me want to keep pushing to become a success!
SF: What would you tell someone else who might be on a similar journey and is considering being a Survivor Fitness participant?
SS: Do it! Don’t be scared! The trainers and gyms they place you with are amazing and will help you on your journey. I have never been so excited to work out and see progress as I was when I started with Survivor Fitness. It takes “personalized” to a whole new level, and it was just right for me! Cancer causes so many long-term issues, so the best way to help is to nip it in the bud and go for it. Survivor Fitness has helped me become who I am today.
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If you or someone you know is a cancer survivor looking to regain your health and wellness through one-on-one personal training and nutritional support, we’re here for you! Connect with us today to learn more.