10.15.17

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Rehband Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This October, Rehband North America teamed up with ambassador Camille Leblanc-Bazinet and Barbells for Boobs to raise money and awareness to enable others to take action against breast cancer. Below, Camille explains why she supports the cause, how she stays motivated and her future goals.

Why was working with Rehband a good fit for you personally?

I believe in safe and smart training so I can continue to achieve my goals. I trust the quality of Rehband’s products because they are medically classified and patented designs. I’m confident that they will allow me to protect my body so I can continue to train and perform, especially while I rehab my recent shoulder surgery. Rehband collaborates with athletes to develop products we need. Last year I worked together with their R&D team to produce a wrist sleeve based on an idea of mine!

Can you talk a little about their support of Barbells for Boobs and what that means to you?

1 out of 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime, and 7% will be under the age of 40. That’s why this October (breast cancer awareness month) Rehband is taking a stand against these statistics by supporting Barbells for Boobs, an organization that mobilizes and empowers people to take action in breast cancer. Through their programs, Barbells for Boobs has impacted over 1,000,000 people and counting, in the form of access to procedures, navigation, connections, and support. I’m a large advocate of the importance of physical strength as well as wellness, which means advocating for yourself by taking action over your own health. Through the purchase of pink Rx line products from Rehband during the month of October, you can not only promote your own physical support, but also sponsor wellness empowerment for women across the country through Barbells for Boobs.

After being named the fittest woman on earth in 2014, which is a huge accomplishment, how do you continue to stay motivated?

I think that the true challenge is finding the best version of yourself, and any title or prize can’t stop the search to becoming that. It’s exciting to have rewards and motivation, but I think when your focus is on constant progress and something that has nothing to do with fame or money, true happiness comes through and true enjoyment of the journey also comes through.

What fitness/personal goals are you working towards now?

Becoming the best me! With my business, as a graduated chemical engineer, as a wife, as a daughter, as a sister and as an athlete. My goals right now are to go back to the crossfit games next year healthy and to show what I am made of, to try to qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo in weightlifting and to build my brand online.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given about life? What’s the best piece of advice you can give?

Nothing is about you! That’s the best advice. We tend to think that the world is against or with us, or make up story in our head about why something went a certain way, but the truth is that nothing is ever good or bad and it’s all about perspective. Stuck in traffic? Good, I got to practice my patience. Get injured? Good, I got the chance to learn how to move even better, etc.

A breast cancer diagnosis can be a great burden on survivors and their families. However, with inner strength and an invested support system, no weight is too heavy to lift. During the month of October, a portion of all sales of Rehband Rx pink products purchased on Amazon and WOD Superstore will be donated directly to Barbells for Boobs, an organization dedicated to providing resources for those who want to get tested and have already been diagnosed with breast cancer. Will you help raise the bar with us?

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