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Cancer Survivors Keep Healthy with Exercise

Numerous medical studies have proven that exercise has significant benefits for cancer survivors—both physical and psychological. Julie Goodale, certified personal trainer and certified cancer exercise specialist, found this out first-hand when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2001.

“I had a mastectomy and reconstruction. Because most of my lymph nodes were positive, I had chemo, radiation and more chemo. I continued exercising throughout my treatment because it’s something I enjoy, and I needed as much enjoyment as I could get. I had a fierce determination to continue all the activities I love, including playing music, climbing mountains, skiing and windsurfing.” Goodale discovered that exercising not only improved how she felt, it helped her manage the side effects of treatment. “It wasn’t always easy, but it was empowering. It energized me and gave me a sense of control and strength to fight.”

Over the next few years, Goodale became certified as a personal trainer and a cancer exercise specialist. She eventually launched, an online fitness resource specifically for cancer survivors. She now offers workshops, seminars, personal training and electronic coaching.

“I am passionate about the benefits of exercise for cancer survivors,” I understand the difficulty as well as the tremendous benefits of exercise during all phases of treatment and beyond. I want to help anyone facing cancer to feel as good as possible for as long as possible.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, Julie Goodale can be reached at 429-3302 or For more information, visit

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