Exercise may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery. You’re probably exhausted, your arm may be painful and swollen, and additional treatments can make you feel even worse. All you want to do is rest. In the past, that’s exactly what doctor’s recommended.
However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer survivors.
We are dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive body image to all breast cancer survivors. Pink Ribbon Pilates will help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. This program is suitable whether your surgery was recent or several years ago and accommodates all fitness levels.
The benefits of Pink Ribbon Pilates
- Reduces feelings of depression
- Improves self confidence and control
- Helps regain strength and mobility in affected shoulder and arm
- Helps to control weight
- Improves sleep
- Alleviates fatigue
- Improves energy levels
- Decreases stress and tension
- Enhances physical and mental well-being
- Help you to integrate regular exercise into your life
- Connect with other people on a similar journey to you
- Allow you to laugh, relax and have fun
When you are a big busted woman and have a major mastectomy you feel lopsided and know you need exercise to restore the balance. However, there is that old problem of feeling self-conscious; that prosthesis can have a mind of its own! To have somewhere to exercise, where everyone else is in the same boat, where the exercises are designed for your capabilities and constraints, where you wear what is comfortable for you and no one expects you to don lycra, where everyone encourages everyone else and it is all free; that’s what is so great about Pink Ribbon Pilates.