Fluid Running for Cancer Recovery

When you’re recovering from the effects of cancer, the idea of exercise may be the furthest thing from your mind, but the reality is that it might just be one of things you really need.  Easing into exercise with a water-based workout has many additional benefits that will aid in your recovery also.  In a study published in the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, women with early stage breast cancer that participated in a deep water exercise program showed a greatly reduced fatigue score immediately after the workout, and also at the 6 month follow-up.  With Fluid Running, you get all the benefits that come along with aqua therapy, along with our instructional and motivating workouts to make sure you maximize your time and effort in the pool.

My joints and muscles do not ache after Fluid Running like they do after land running. Virginia – Cancer “Cervivor”

Cancer Recovery Benefits

  • Reduce cancer related fatigure while increasing strength in breast cancer survivors – source
  • Exercise can help prevent some cancers including breast cancer and colon cancer –source
  • Improve body composition and endurance in breast cancer survivors with mastectomy – source
  • Get a full body workout including arms, legs and all core stabilizer muscles
  • Reduce the risk of injury
  • Improve general health and quality of life in breast cancer survivors – source

Lymphadema Prevention and Maintenance

While it’s not very well know, Lymphedema affects an estimated 15% of all cancer survivors, and up to 30% of all those treated for breast cancer.  There is estimated to be over 250 million people worldwide that have Lymphedema. [source]  The Lymphedema community has taken a special interest in Fluid Running due to the benefits they receive from hydrostatic pressure in the deep water, along with a number of other benefits.  Learn more about the benefits of Fluid Running for those with Lymphedema, and read some of the stories from those that use it.

Supporting Articles

Adaptive Athlete, Para-triathlete and Fluid Runner

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From living with Lymphedema, a broken toe, ankle fusion surgery and eventually having to have  his leg amputated from the knee down, triathlete Jeff Davis shares with us how Fluid Running  helped him stay fit through all of it!– Jennifer Conroyd I started playing basketball and baseball in elementary school. In high school, I switched…

Our Founder’s Comeback Run

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Fluid Running was founded after Jennifer Conroyd got injured training for the 2010 Chicago Marathon.  While Jennifer has run several marathons, it’s been many years since her last one due to several factors, including hip surgery.  Luckily she’s been Fluid Running all this time and of course incorporated into her training.  Not only did she…

The Unlikely Marathoner

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We asked Fluid Running partner, Mike Lambert, our VP and “tech guy”, who is working to make Fluid Running available around the world, about his recent marathon experience. – Jennifer Conroyd By Mike Lambert Five years ago, if you had asked me if I would run a marathon, I would answer no without hesitation. I…

A “Fluid” Approach to a Marathon

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We asked our Fluid Runner, Jen Govostis to tell us about her “water based” marathon training program that got her to the start and finish line of the 2021 Boston Marathon.  We hope this story will inspire and give hope to all the runners who inevitably find themselves with some kind of pain or injury.  It…

Recommended Workouts

  • Fluid Running 10K $20.00 [62 min] [Run] [Endurance] We motivate and challenge you to run from start to finish with a few hills to tackle, short pick-ups, mile marker-shout outs and water stops to make you feel like you just completed a 10K race.
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  • $20.00 [55 min] [Run] [Sprints] This is a runner-focused workout with TRACK SETS as the meat of this workout.  Mile run, 800's (two times around the track), 400s (one time around the track) and 200s (half a lap).
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