Ballet Austin offers Pilates Pink Ribbon program to post-op breast cancer survivors

By Press Release – October 25, 2012

 Ballet Austin’s Pilates Pink Ribbon Program is a pilot, post-operative exercise program currently underwritten by Ballet Austin for breast cancer survivors. The 6-week workshop is designed to 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 surgery was recent or several years ago, but it is recommended that women should wait four to six weeks post op before enrolling in the course. The program works in conjunction with a doctor's recommendations for an exercise program.

More than 100 Austin-area breast cancer survivors have participated in Ballet Austin’s Pilates Pink Ribbon Program since it was launched in 2011 with the help of the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Scott & White Healthcare. Ballet Austin is currently underwriting the program in full, allowing it to remain at no cost to qualified participants.

Ballet Austin’s Pilates Pink Ribbon Program is led by Vlada Sheber, Ballet Austin's Pilates Program Director & Certified Core Connections® Pilates Instructor. Ms. Sheber is a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist with the national nonprofit Pink Ribbon Program.

Ballet Austin’s Pilates Pink Ribbon Program
Dates:  Tuesdays, October 30 – December 11 (no class Thanksgiving week)
Time:  1:00 to 1:45 p.m.
Location:  Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center at 501 W. 3rd Street
Cost:  Free to qualified participants
Registration:  Call 512-501-8704 to learn more and reserve a spot.  You may also register here.


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