Leanne Hainsby, a beloved instructor at Peloton, has announced that she was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35.
The fitness pro revealed that she was diagnosed back in August 2022 and has kept the news secret since then.
“Two days before my best friend’s funeral, I found a lump in my breast,” she wrote in her Instagram post. “That really is a sentence I NEVER imagined writing.”
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“After multiple scans and appointments with both consultants and cancer nurses, and being completely terrified for a few weeks, in August 2022, I was diagnosed with breast cancer,” Leanne continued.
“I trusted my gut and got a second opinion,” she wrote. “That saved my life. Check, and check again.”
Leanne explained to her followers why she didn’t tell fans about the diagnosis until now.
“As a Peloton instructor, a huge part of my role is all about the members, and despite my diagnosis, that has always mattered to me hugely. My classes gave given me a focus, and some sparkle in an otherwise incredibly tough time, so Thank You to the members who had no idea the amount of joy they were bringing to me every day,” she said.
Leanne has completed 12 weeks of chemotherapy and before she started treatment, she underwent IVF.
“I would teach my Wednesday morning LIVE classes, and then meet my Mum and go to the treatment suite for my weekly dose … Chemo is no joke. Cold caps are no joke,” she wrote.
“I’m in fantastic hands, and I’ve got this,” she wrote. “Nobody wants to be sat in a room and told they have cancer, and yet I’ve always felt one of the lucky ones. I am one of the lucky ones. Lucky to be diagnosed early, lucky to be moving fast through treatment, lucky to know I WILL BE OK.”
Leanne‘s fiance, fellow instructor Ben Alldis, also wrote a touching statement on Instagram. Read both posts below.