Peloton personality Leanne Hainsby revealed on Instagram Friday that she has been battling breast cancer the past six months.
Hainsby, 35, posted a carousel of photos of her hospital treatment, as well as text in which she opened up about her health battle dating back to last August.
‘Two days before my best friend’s funeral, I found a lump in my breast,’ the British fitness professional said. ‘That really is a sentence I NEVER imagined writing.’
The latest: Peloton personality Leanne Hainsby, 35, revealed on Instagram Friday that she has been battling breast cancer the past six months
The spin instructor said she was initially misdiagnosed by a doctor who said there were no problems, as a second opinion revealed the breast cancer diagnosis.
‘I trusted my gut and got a second opinion,’ Hainsby said. ‘That saved my life. Check, and check again.’
Hainsby said the prior to undergoing chemotherapy, she and fiancé Benjamin Alldis completed a round of in vitro fertilization.
‘We weren’t mentally prepared, but we got it done and we’re so grateful,’ said Hainsby, who remained busy working during three months of chemotherapy.
Hainsby shared images documenting her health journey in detail
The spin instructor said she was initially misdiagnosed by a doctor who said there were no problems, as a second opinion revealed the breast cancer diagnosis
Hainsby has remained busy working during three months of chemotherapy
‘As a Peloton instructor, a huge part of my role is about the members, and despite my diagnosis, that has always mattered to me hugely,’ Hainsby said. ‘My classes have 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.’
Hainsby opened up about her regimen as she underwent treatment following her diagnosis.
‘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,’ Hainsby said. ‘Cold caps are no joke.’
Hainsby said that she’s slated to have a portacath device, used to dispense medication, taken off her person, and will undergo radiotherapy for a two-week span.
She said that she will continued to undergo treatments for a ‘long time’ and that regular hospital visits will remain ‘the norm.’
Hainsby said that her life outlook has become ‘so very different in times like’ these
The London-based beauty said she has faith in herself and her medical team amid her brave health battle
Hainsby said she has faith in herself and her medical team amid her brave health battle.
‘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.’
Hainsby said that her life outlook has become ‘so very different in times like’ these.
‘I think anyone who has had to ask, “Am I going to die?” to a medical professional would probably say the same,’ she said. ‘But then you fight. You gain a strength you never knew you had, and you keep pushing forward. Strong, as healthy as possible, and empowered.’
Her fiancé Alldis, who is also a Peloton instructor, responded, ‘You have shown me time and time again over this last year why I’m the luckiest guy alive that you said yes to marrying me. Showing resilience, grace and still managing to be there for others while you go through this all. Your shining light is shining brighter than ever.’