According to Sami, being a personal trainer is so much more than spending an hour or two with clients and directing them through workouts. SamiĎs personality and never ending energy comes through in each session that she does. To her, itís about the client. What are their goals and motivations? Why do they step in the door? What changes can they and do they need to make? What roadblocks are in their life that have held them back? Most importantly, what can she do in and out of the studio to help her clients change their life? Be prepared, Sami will push you both physically and mentally to be the best you can be. She believes that both the mind and body need to be strengthened to make improvements. And the best part is that you will have fun doing it!
In the U.S. men have a 1 in 2 chance of being diagnosed with cancer. For women, this number is 1 in 3. For many cancers, exercise is extremely beneficial during and after treatment. Cancer treatment has multiple side effects and limitations from chemotherapy, surgery and in many cases hormonal therapies. Sami is a certified Cancer Exercise Specialist who has been working with this population since 2004. Her primary focus is breast cancer but she has worked with other cancers types. Sami developed the Pink Tís, an exercise class for Kansas City-area women recovering from breast cancer. This program has graduated over 200 women since 2005. Currently, Sami is also working with the Kansas University Breast Cancer Survivorship Center on a clinical trial using a diet and exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors as well as other physical activity programs.
Every day medical professionals meet with patients as they navigate through cancer diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. Research has shown that exercise when done appropriately is beneficial in every stage and addressed both physical and psychological concerns. Sami (Prevail) can help you with an appropriate program with an emphasis on patient care while bridging the gap between medical and fitness professionals. Sami can help you with a class design, participant materials and training facilitators. Contact Sami for more information.
Life In Focus
PO Box 12854
Overland Park, KS