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Empowering Post-Breast Cancer Recovery with Pilates

Empowering Post-Breast Cancer Recovery with Pilates at GLOW Body Pilates Studio

In the United States, about 240,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.  Battling breast cancer is an arduous journey that can have lasting effects on both the body and mind. For many women who have undergone breast cancer treatment, regaining strength and confidence can be a challenging endeavor. However, there exists a potent and safe avenue for rebuilding both body and spirit post-cancer: Pilates reformer classes.

Exploring the Essence of Pilates

Pilates, conceived by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century, is a specialized exercise regimen targeting core muscle enhancement. This worldwide phenomenon focuses on low-impact exercises achievable on a mat or with specialized equipment, promoting holistic well-being.

Pilates as a Companion in Breast Cancer Recovery

Breast cancer treatment can induce various physical and emotional transformations. Pilates proves to be a supportive ally in addressing these changes, enhancing flexibility, mitigating discomfort, and augmenting strength. Beyond the physical realm, Pilates contributes to emotional healing by alleviating stress and nurturing overall well-being.


Strengthening the Body with Pilates

Cancer treatments can induce muscle weakness and fatigue, leaving patients drained. Pilates offers a pathway to reestablishing physical strength, pinpointing specific muscle groups like the core, arms, and legs. Through consistent practice, women gradually regain their strength, feeling empowered and capable in their daily lives. For those who have undergone lymph node removal, Pilates plays a vital role in circulation and helps with the possibility of lymphedema. 

Choosing a Qualified Guide

Selecting a skilled instructor experienced in working with cancer survivors is crucial. Always consult your medical professional before initiating any new exercise regimen.

Gina Santangelo: Your Partner in Recovery At GLOW Body Pilates Studio,

Gina Santangelo, a Pink Ribbon Certified Pilates Instructor with 30+ years of expertise, is a guiding light in post-breast cancer recovery. Located in Ridgewood, NJ, her studio champions a holistic approach, emphasizing alignment, proper form, and mindfulness as keys to complete recovery. As a master in Pilates, Callanetics, and Yamuna techniques, Gina advocates for holistic wellness, ensuring physical and emotional restoration.

Private Pilates Sessions with Gina

Pilates is a formidable tool for women navigating breast cancer recovery. By participating in Pilates, you can actively engage in rebuilding your body and spirit post-cancer. This journey encompasses strength revival, confidence rejuvenation, and an overall enhanced sense of well-being.

Always prioritize your health and consult with your medical professional before embarking on a Pilates journey.