Exercise during cancer treatment is fast becoming part of the recommended therapies by medical teams all over the world. If you’ve been recently diagnosed with cancer or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer it is especially important to take of yourself. Consider Castle Hill Fitness Cancer Exercise Specialists as part of your cancer care team.
THE BENEFITS OF MODERATE EXERCISE DURING CANCER TREATMENT INCLUDE:
- reduced fatigue
- improved well-being
- maintained strength
- assist in recovery times
Castle Hill Fitness has several service providers that can help you through your cancer journey. The Castle Hill Fitness Cancer Exercise Specialists have attained a higher-level continuing education certification to work with cancer patients during treatment and after cancer surgery assisting them into survivorship. Further reading: Harvard University recently shared cancer exercise guidelines given by a national cancer organization on exercise as part of cancer treatment.
We know regular exercise can prevent certain chronic diseases, but what if you already have one? Chronic conditions like auto-immune diseases, diabetes, and arthritis can significantly impact a person’s ability to exercise, but with a professional trainer at your side – you can find the fitness that you need in your life. Several of the trainers at Castle Hill Fitness are experienced with chronic conditions and the counter indications that might impact exercise.
MEET OUR DOWNTOWN CANCER EXERCISE AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS SPECIALISTS
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Elite Trainer + Bike Fit Specialist
Jerry Gerlich has worked with cyclists and triathletes for decades, gym clients for over 15 years and recently delved into the world of endurance auto racing with effective ergonomic suggestions, functional movement remediation and foot correction techniques. His knowledge, experience, and truly unique techniques combined with a passion for improved function, posture and performance has improved the lives of hundreds of local, national and international clients. Jerry is a founding staff member to CHF and holds numerous certifications and continuing ed courses since 2001.
BS in Kinesiology from UT Austin
ACE Personal Training
HeartZones Cycle Training
Steve Hogg Bike Fits
Trigger Point Therapy
C.H.E.K. Advanced Conditioning
Joined the CHF Team in: 2002
Massage Therapist & Master Trainer
Rachael specializes in neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue sports massage, and myofascial and trigger point therapy. She received massage training in a nationally accredited 750 hour program at the New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutic in 2001. In 2003, Rachael earned Neuromuscular Therapy certification with the founder of the International Academy of Neuromuscular Therapies, Judith Delaney. Rachael is currently in the process of becoming qualified to help assist in teaching the classes with Judith Delaney.
For the last two and a half years, Rachael has been massaging professional, Olympic, University of Texas, amateur, and weekend warrior athletes. In order to understand the process of injury more clearly and how to educate the client about how to help themselves, Rachael earned her Personal Training certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine in 2007. She is a self-proclaimed education junky who enjoys painting, exercising, and spending time with family. Before becoming a massage therapist, Rachael was a middle school teacher for ten years and in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.
NASM Certified Personal Trainer Kinesiotape practitioner
Joined the CHF team in: 2008
BOOK A TRAINING SESSION
One-on-one sessions are only available to book online at this time. To book a duo, trio, or group please contact Rachael
Sara has practice Pilates for over 15 years and has returned to it over and over again throughout her life when she's needed a sense of centering. She has extensive training in fascia, body alignment, and using Pilates as an effective rehab tool. As a life long learner, Sara's passion for Pilates really blossomed when she began to apply the principles in her yoga, weight training, and daily life practices.
In her classes you will gain a deeper understanding of how your body moves, and with Sara's guidance will move better throughout your daily life!
Certified under Melinda Bryan at the Pilates Studio of Los Angeles
Yoga Tune Up Certified
Joined the CHF Team in: 2013
View Sara's Classes this Week
Online booking for classes opens 48-hours before class start
BOOK A TRAINING SESSION
One-on-one sessions are only available to book online at this time. To book a duo, trio, or group please contact Sara
But wait there's more! Hop over to 360 to meet the cancer exercise and chronic conditions specialists at that location.
“Rachael did a great job motivating me and giving me workouts that were just the right for me. The intensity was spot on and motivated me to keep coming back.”