Last weekend I went on a training course to learn how pilates can help women who are diagnosed with breast cancer. Our tutor was an experienced Pilates Instructor and also a breast cancer survivor. We learned which exercises are of most benefit post surgery, to help restore full range of movements at the joints, to help stretch tight muscles and skin following surgery and radiation treatment, and to re balance the body. Often our posture changes when we have a vulnerable area in the body, in attempt to protect that area. Pilates helps to improve posture and importantly helps that person get in touch with their body again and regain a sense of control in their life after such trauma.
Thanks to everyone who took the opportunity to fill in a feedback form . It was very interesting and hugely useful to me for planning future classes. The thing that struck me most was just how different everyones’ experience of pilates is and how varied and specific the benefits to each. No 2 forms were the same. It reminds me that our pilates journey is absolutely unique to each of us, as no 2 bodies are the same! There were some good ideas of practical elements to add to the classes, and it’s given me plenty to think about. The feedback summaries for each class can be downloaded here if you’re interested : feedback weobley feedback kingsland feedback forbury 10am feedback forbury 11.30 feedback eardisland wed feedback eardisland fri
Eardisland pilates class went ahead as usual today, despite the road to the village being blocked off both ends, meaning detours and encounters with reluctant workmen….it’ll take more than that to stop 13 pilates women with strong cores from getting to pilates!