Carol Michaels is the founder and creator of Recovery Fitness®, an exercise program designed to help cancer patients recover from surgery and treatments. She owns and operates Recovery Fitness and Carol Michaels Fitness in Short Hills, New Jersey and is a trailblazer in the area of cancer and exercise. She has worked with physicians and other health professionals to develop her recovery fitness program, which is currently offered at her studio, hospitals, cancer support organizations, and community centers. She understands the needs of a cancer survivor and developed a practical program to help them reach their goals.
Carol is a Cancer Exercise Specialist and consultant, and has been a fitness professional for more than 18 years. She received her degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is certified by The Cancer Exercise Training Institute, American Council on Exercise, American College of Sports Medicine, and is a member of ACSM and IDEA.
Carol is a speaker for corporate wellness programs, fundraisers, and community events on fitness and health issues. She is on the advisory board of Living Beyond Breast Cancer, and is an ambassador for HERA Women’s Cancer Foundation. She has recently held workshops for: The American Cancer Society, Gilda’s Club, FORCE, Atlantic Healthy Lifestyles, Pathways, St. Barnabas Hospital, and Morristown Cancer Center.
She has appeared on health related television programs and is author of a chapter in the e-book called Ten to Thrive. She was a columnist for PFP magazine, and has written for The American Academy of Health and Fitness, The National Lymphedema Network, 4 wholeness, and the Pink Paper.
The American Council on Exercise and Life Fitness recognized Carol as a Trainer to Watch in 2011. Personal Fitness Professional honored her as the 2012 PFP Trainer of the Year. Carol developed and produced two DVDs called Recovery Fitness Cancer Exercise-Simple Stretches and Recovery Fitness-Strength Training. Both DVDs can be found on her websites www.recoveryfitness.net. and www.carolmichaelsfitness.com.
Her new book, Exercises for Cancer Survivors, is a fantastic resource for anyone undergoing cancer surgery or treatments.