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Gottlieb Certified as Cancer Exercise Trainer

Dec 19, 2010 09:48PM

Linda Gottlieb

Gottlieb Certified as Cancer Exercise Trainer

“Don’t let the diagnosis define you; invite health in and become your personal best,” advises Milford personal fitness trainer Linda Gottlieb, one of Connecticut’s first fitness professionals certified to work with cancer patients through a new national certification, the result of a collaboration between the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Cancer Society. To gain the certification, Gottlieb completed an extensive course of study and passed a rigorous three-hour exam. She has joined the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health as Cancer Exercise Trainer for two Connecticut studies researching the impact of increased physical activity on ovarian and breast cancer patients. “We’re looking at exercise as part of a cancer treatment plan, as the medical community did 20 years ago, when we first started prescribing exercise for heart disease patients,” said Associate Professor Melinda Irwin. “It’s valuable to have professionals like Linda, who are enthusiastic and have the training, qualifications and skills to work with this group of patients.” Gottlieb holds a BS in Psychology and an MA in Training and Development, national certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE), Cooper Institute and Human Kinetics, along with more than 500 hours of experience in training older adults and those with chronic medical conditions.

For more information, contact Linda Gottlieb at 203.877.5270, or [email protected].