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Cancer Exercise Specialist

Dear Friends,

Since I was young, I have always had a passion to help others. I started my career as a dialysis social worker, then became a victim advocate. In 1994, after my second transplant, I realized that exercise played a major role in my recovery. If I could recover to such a high level of fitness with exercise as my mainstay; then why shouldn't this be part of the recovery process for all people with chronic illness?

I knew that I needed to share this knowledge. It had worked for me, so why not for others?

In 1994, physicians did not hold exercise in high regard. I was on my own and it was then I began my life of fitness. I began traveling around the country telling my story. This was the beginning of all that I do today.

I had my second kidney transplant in 1989, survived anal cancer in 2005, and had my third kidney transplant in Sept. of 2011. It's crazy isn't it?

And, I'm still here to talk about it!  :)  Exercise has been the key to my recovery, to my health, and to my life.

It is this philosophy that has compelled me to educate and train others to reach their wellness potential, regardless of the obstacles they are facing.

As a certified cancer exercise specialist and survivor, I know I can help you! I have studied many stages of cancer, from diagnosis to treatment, contraindications of medications and disease, side effects, recovery issues, prevention of lymphedema, and reconstructive procedures.  Read Vanessa's Personal Message

Following cancer surgery and treatment, there are numerous physically debilitating side effects that you may have become accustomed to living with. As a cancer survivor you may be living with such issues as, limited range of motion, poor posture, neck and back pain, lymphedema, chronic fatigue, difficulty standing erect, and weak muscles. Whether you prefer a group setting in Boot Camp 2 Boot Cancer program or a more personal setting in the S.T.E.P.P.S. program, we will customize your training. Together we will work to improve your quality of life and help you to reach your personal fitness goals, effectively and safely.

I look forward to meeting you!

In Health & Happiness,



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Vanessa A. Underwood 603-382-7460
9 Squirrel Run Road, Plaistow, NH 03865

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