The Peloton Instructor has opened up about her mental health journey, following breast cancer treatment
Leanne Hainsby spoke of her “quiet strength” after “being through so much” in a social media post shared on Tuesday.
The famous Peloton instructor, 35, opened up about her mental health journey, following her breast cancer battle, as she proudly posted a photo of herself smiling in gym wear on Instagram.
In the image, Hainsby is seen flashing a big grin, while posing with her arms crossed in a green crop top and metallic blue leggings, in front of a white studio background.
The trainer told her followers “I LOVE THIS PHOTO” as she went on to explain the meaningful reason why in her caption.
Hainsby wrote: “I’ve spent most of my adult life in front of a camera."
“From dancing to Peloton, there have been a lot of shoots along the way, and it wouldn’t have been unusual for me to pick apart so many things I didn’t like about how I looked. Not anymore.”
The media personality continued: “I LOVE THIS PHOTO, and the BEST thing is that it has nothing to do with how I look.
“I felt confident on this shoot. My body and my mind have been through so much, they still are, but I had a quiet strength on this day that I’ve never had before, and that’s why I love this photo ❤️ x.”
Hainsby announced she had breast cancer in January, after being officially diagnosed in August 2022.
The Peloton star began chemotherapy treatment for 12 weeks last September and continued to teach 3-4 Peloton classes a week, to unknowing members.
"I feel so proud of myself that I continued to show up," Hainsby said on Instagram.
"And it wasn't because I wanted people to say, wow, isn't she amazing for doing this? It was because there are so many members that are going through their own struggles — and if they can make it to the bike, then so can I."
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Hainsby and her fiancé, fellow Peloton instructor Benjamin Alldis, did a round of IVF, prior to her cancer treatment.
In early April, Hainsby was given the all-clear in her 3-month checkup.
Earlier this month, Hainsby marked another milestone in recovery, having completed her “first 45-minute LIVE ride in a LONG TIME” in a proud post.
The instructor urged that her recovery is “not always linear, but when there’s a win, I’m making a conscious decision to own it!”
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