How does exercise help cancer patients?
Jeri Lau had several certifications and a successful personal training business when she added cancer exercise to her fitness arsenal. Encouraged by a friend, Lau approached Wellness House with the idea of a class for women with breast cancer.
Seventeen years later, Lau is the oncology exercise specialist at Wellness House, where she leads 22 classes a week, each designed to help people with cancer gain physical and emotional strength for their cancer journey.
Three of those 22 classes cater directly to women with breast cancer.
“Breast cancer is the No. 1 cancer in women,” Lau said, and the Pink Ribbon Fitness classes are among the most highly attended at Wellness House. Held in person each Monday and Tuesday and online on Saturday, the classes offer women 45 minutes of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, stretching and more.