We help YOU to safely and effectively EMPOWER cancer patients and survivors so that you can INCREASE your client base and GIVE BACK to those in need!

Here’s what our students have to say:

As registered clinical exercise physiologist with the American College of Sports Medicine I am the owner of Medical Fitness Concierge and implement Medical Fitness programs into private country clubs in Florida.  There was a need for a cancer exercise program both for treatment phase and into survivorship so I researched the best certification programs and completed all three of them.

  1. American College of Sports Medicine – Certified Cancer Exercise Trainer
  2. Cancer Exercise Training Institute  – Cancer Exercise Specialist®Advanced Qualification
  3. North Colorado Cancer Research Institute – Cancer Exercise Specialist

For the purpose of working with cancer patients and providing exercise programs for their specific cancers, The Cancer Exercise Training Institute provides the most thorough group of exercises and plans for various cancer patients’ needs; including stretching, strength training, and muscle conditioning.  After completing all four of the modules I am extremely confident that I will be able to design programs for clients with various cancers and medical limitations.  Additionally the Breast Cancer Recovery BOSU® Certification offered through the Cancer Exercise Training Institute is excellent; and for breast cancer clients it is a complete program. While all the certifications were wonderful, and I learned much, the best hands on programs (that actually taught the exercises) were offered by the Cancer Exercise Training Institute with Andrea Leonard.

Karen Marchelletta

Medical Fitness Concierge

“I took the ASCM cancer trainer certification last fall. Yours was WAY more practical, and actually helped me to pass my ASCM! In fact, other fitness managers from … Corp. have been referred to me, asking which certification they should have their Trainers take… Your program actually teaches a Trainer how to work with cancer clients. ACSM is simply a test of knowledge. Thanks for your efforts. I am one Trainer who cares, and so do my clients. They think I am the one and only expert on cancer and exercise, thanks to you!”

Marjie Zimmerman

Virtua Health, Voorhees New Jersey

“I am a huge fan of this training course. As the YMCA strives to better serve our members and certainly this population, this opportunity has been one that we are proud to offer to ensure that our staff are very well trained and knowledgeable…”
Sha Foland
Senior Director of Health & Wellness
El Camino YMCA (YMCA of Silicon Valley)

“Thank you so much for the recent two day training…loved your energy and appreciated your knowledge. You kept the workshop interesting and fun and the audience involved! The workbook was well written and easy to follow. We will shortly be unveiling a full fledged regional cancer wellness program at Sanford; your training helped us greatly with that programming. We look forward to a future return visit from you!..”
Laurie Knutson
Sanford Cancer Center Hematology & Oncology

“…Your course has been invaluable to me. I am currently working with a client that about five years ago had a bilateral TRAM. Her surgeon basically told her she could not do any type of exercise. She is making strides now and is not as fearful about doing the exercise protocol that I learned from your course.”
Benita Conway
Personal Trainer

 This was a fantastic training. I was able to really integrate my ACE and NASM Personal Training  Certs in a whole new way. Your lifelong dedication to this work is just incredible. I look forward to passing my tests and hopefully becoming a part of your team. So grateful for everything you’re doing to bring honor and integrity to our profession as well. I’ve been very frustrated by studying and training so hard and then being lumped in with others who do not approach our profession with the same integrity and dedication. Your wisdom, brilliance and love for this population shine through everything you say and do. I can only hope to be as brilliant as you are someday. You are the Cancer Exercise Hero I’ve been looking for! Thanks again for an amazing two days!

Nancy Burke 

NASM Personal Trainer, Group Fitness Instructor, NASM Exercise Programs for Older Adults, Nia Blue Belt and Wise Moves Instructor, Certified MELT Instructor, and Fall Stop…Move Strong™ Trainer


“As a naturopathic doctor, I employ a variety of natural therapies such as…While these therapies can be quite restorative and effective in stabilizing victims of cancer, my practice will now take on a new perspective now that I’ve completed your program. You have elevated the role of exercise and cancer survival to a level that nobody else has, and your ability to communicate this message is superb… Every trainer, physical and occupational therapist should be armed with this critical information…”
Glenn B. Gero
Naturopathic Doctor

“…I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to be a part of what you are doing in the cancer world. I have, to-date, received 21 referrals and can’t believe the impact we can have on someone’s life…After 24 years in the fitness industry, I once again feel as I am making a difference in my clients lives. It’s so empowering to work with people that do NOT take everyday for granted and are motivated to improve every aspect of their remaining time. As selfish as this may sound, I feel that I am getting as much if not more out of this than my clients.”
Robert Reed III
Certified Personal Trainer

“I have been using my certification for the last couple years and I have met and worked with probably 75-100 cancer survivors! Not a day goes by that one of them doesn’t thank me for what I am doing!”
Jeri Lau
Certified Personal Trainer

“Just a note to let you know how much more effective my program is since your workshop…Three new clients, men, (prostate, liver, kidney cancer) were so thankful that there is finally an exercise protocol which is realistic, hopeful and rewarding…You have truly given my winners a special gift.”
Pauli Kosclskey
Personal Trainer

“Your workshop was among the best I’ve ever taken. The materials were pertinent and intelligible. The presentation flowed beautifully and it was all so very interesting…The workshop was professionally managed and of a quality standard other presenters should emulate…I felt a profound sense of purpose after taking your workshop and loved how it made me more committed to my profession.”
Ingrid Tarjan
Tier 4 Trainer at
Equinox and Yoga Instructor

“I felt that your workshop was the best we’ve been to in the last ten years. I’ve been in the health club industry my entire adult life and I’ve attended a lot of workshops and seminars. I was highly impressed and I look forward to using this knowledge. I know that it will make an impact on the community…”
Kimberly Helpenstel
Personal Trainer/Group Exercise Instructor

“I just wanted to let you know how impressed I was with this amazing work you are doing. I learned more in those two days than I can remember retaining from all the personal training/aerobic conventions I’ve ever gone to in the 17 yrs. of doing this. I’m not the best of students without a lot of repetition, and your method of presenting the material helped me to cement the information…”
Marti Murphey
Club Owner/Personal Trainer

“The workshop was so well presented, informative and at an easy-to-understand level. I would recommend it to any Personal Trainer as a continuing education for their certification…”
Barbara Pantino
Stott Pilates Instructor

“Thanks again for an incredible and inspiring two days! I am not known to sit still, much less inside, for an entire weekend, but you made it easy. As a five year breast cancer survivor myself, I know the power that exercise has in the healing process from cancer surgeries and chemotherapy…. Through this workshop, you have given me the knowledge and tools to truly help other survivors get through their ordeal a little easier. Whatever we as trainers can do to help motivate those survivors will be key in their recovery. Thanks again for driving my passion in exercise and cancer survivors!”
Amy Culp
Certified Personal Trainer & Survivor

“I have one member in particular that just went through reconstruction that is doing so much better now because of some of the basic stretches taught in your program. I truly believe that every fitness professional should take this class because besides helping those with or recovering from some form of cancer, I have helped many more. Anyone can benefit from what I learned, and the first person I helped was myself.”
Kati Coburn
Fitness Manager

“I recommend the Cancer Exercise Training Institute for the Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification. The training is top notch for any healthcare and fitness professional pursuing further education in exercise for cancer patients. The Cancer Exercise Specialist Advanced Qualification prepares professionals to recommend exercise programs that help patients manage and even overcome side-effects of cancer treatment/surgery through exercise and movement.”
Marcia Jones
Special Programs Manager
Avera McKennan Hospital Fitness Center

“I just wanted to thank you for such an interesting, useful course. I am currently teaching yoga to oncology patients and I’ve already incorporated some of your suggestions for improving ROM…”
Dodie Georgiades
Certified Personal Trainer

“It was a breath of fresh air to go to a workshop that was as advertised. Your program was better than I expected and I look forward to reaching out to this market”

Michael Stagaard

“This certification is much more practical than the ACSM certification. ACSM is very prestigious as we all know – BUT it is a lot of book knowledge – not so much book knowledge and practical application. I speak to support groups here where I work, my mom was currently diagnosed with breast cancer, and I have also trained several cancer survivors. So thank you for having such a comprehensive training/educational process and tools”
Ginnie L. Emmott
Exercise Specialist, CES
Folsom Fitness & Rehab Center, Methodist Dallas Medical Center

“Thank you for the best training I have ever been to relating to the fitness industry. Amazing information; I am very excited to implement the program and your execution of the information was perfect. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Kristie Agan
Regional Program Director
Central Coast YMCA

“I had the pleasure of attending one of Andrea’s cancer exercise specialist workshops, and it was the best workshop I have attended. She was full of knowledge and she had a great structure for learning the information. She single-handedly made me a better personal trainer in one weekend, while preparing me to have the ability and knowledge to help Cancer patients. Truly enjoyed the workshop and it’s worth every penny.”
Robert Andreasen
CES Specialist

“…As a speech therapist I was really taking this class for my own knowledge regarding lymphedema and exercise; as I see head and neck cancer patients…Your class was very informative and I learned a lot… I really think it helped a lot of nurses and trainers realize that exercise is so important for cancer patients both possibly prior to, during chemo radiation (at least for our head and neck patients)…”

Linda Tyler