A city personal trainer who used fitness to help cope with her own cancer diagnosis is now providing exercise plans to help others with the condition.

Michelle Kime, 50, was diagnosed with breast cancer on New Year’s Eve, 2021.

She said: “My world was turned upside down and last year was all about treatment and recovery.”  

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Michelle underwent a lumpectomy to remove the 8mm cancer and radiotherapy which she found tough to deal with, but she found the main thing that got her through the treatment was exercise.

Prior to her diagnosis, Michelle was already a qualified personal trainer.  

She said: “After being made redundant following a 20 year career at Aviva in 2013, I decided to follow my dreams and train to become a personal trainer. 

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“I am a Level 4 qualified personal trainer with many additional qualifications including cancer and exercise.” 

Now, completely recovered, Michelle is trying to help others by joining forces with charity Mission Remission which helps people move forward from cancer.  

Mission Fitness is led by Michelle and is for anyone in remission from cancer treatment.  

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“I wanted to help as many people who have been affected by cancer to get moving again and improve mental and physical health as much as possible,” she said.

She added that the focus will be: “Managing fatigue and ongoing side effects from treatment as part of an exercise plan.  

“Exercise can even help reduce the risk of cancer recurrence.” 

To find out more search for Mission Remission on Facebook and join up to sessions via mission-remission.com/act