Leanne Hainsby revealed that she has been fighting breast cancer since a diagnosis in August 2022.
Diagnosed in August 2022, she has been undergoing treatment for months while continuing to instruct Peloton classes.
“Where possible, I have continued to show up as ‘normal’, but my reality most of the time, has looked very different,” Hainsby wrote. “In terms of my treatment and navigating my way through up until this point, it has been something I’ve kept very private.”
“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,” she continued. “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 mentioned she was still mourning the loss of her friend, dancer Danielle Hampson, who died in a car accident June 18, 2022.
“To be in the early stages of grief after losing Danielle, and then faced with something like this, has been unimaginably tough, and that still feels like an understatement,” she wrote.
Hainsby Discusses Her Treatment
Hainsby talked about the treatment she was undergoing, including the fact that she and her husband, fellow Peloton instructor Ben Alldis, did a round of in vitro fertilization (IVF) before her chemotherapy began.
“I have completed 12 weeks of chemo,” she wrote. “I would teach my Wednesday morning LIVE classes, and then meet my Mum and go to the treatment suite for my weekly dose (alongside other drugs as part of my treatment plan). Chemo is no joke. Cold caps are no joke.”
“Treatment will continue for a long time for me, hospital visits are the norm, and I focus on one step at a time,” she continued. “I do feel very fortunate to be having my treatment privately. The nurses and doctors are incredible, and I wouldn’t be here without them. My respect for them is next level.”
Hainsby posted photos of her hospital experience on Instagram.
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