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Are you a Pilates addict or have you wanted to try this raved about exercise? Think no further! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Classic Pilates in Dallas will hold two complementary classes on October 22, at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at Lee Park across the street from their super delightful studio. The classes will be followed by a 10 a.m. reception and a viewing of the documentary “Eve Gentry and The Power of Pilates” at the studio. And…My Fit Foods will provide light refreshments. Score!
A Deeper Purpose
(Excerpt taken from the blog) Eve Gentry was a dancer and one of Joseph Pilates’ earliest disciples. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1955 and underwent a radical mastectomy, which left her severely weakened and inflexible. Mr. Pilates worked with her to increase her range of motion, as well as build her strength and stamina.
Pilates provides such transformational results for women recovering from breast cancer because it provides gentle yet effective strengthening and stretching of the core muscles of the upper torso and abdominal area. Unlike traditional strength training, the emphasis is on performing low repetitions of focused exercises done with perfect form. Pilates can help to alleviate pain, restore joint mobility, regain strength, and help women return to their regular daily activities.
In support of Shape magazine’s “Pilates for Pink+” program, all proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. Donations will be accepted for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation in person or online at bcrfcure.org (please bring your receipt to class). All proceeds will benefit BCRF. The person making the largest donation will receive a complimentary private Pilates session.
Please invite your friends and any survivors you know, so that we may celebrate them! We also encourage you to wear PINK!
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