I learned to teach Pink Ribbon Pilates in 2010 but did not really use my skills for the last 8 years. I worked with some clients here and there but it never stuck. I was sad I could not figure out how to reach these ladies and of course, I know some men. I left the training with dreams of having a group started women joining each other for Pink Ribbon Pilates. I really wanted to work with this population it was near and dear to my heart not because of a personal connection but because I left a job at the American Cancer Society where spent 2 years doing health education. I just could not figure out how to reach out but I knew this was meaning full and would make an impact. Who knew I needed to have a baby to make it happen. My tiny would introduce me to the fellow working mom who was an oncology surgeon for UPMC. I now teach a class to people that are patients of the UPMC system here in central PA.
The ladies that attend Pink Ribbon Pilates are amazing! I mean really they inspire me to keep moving and working. I have been lucky to have a small group normally 2 to 8 ladies in these classes. We meet in the hospital conference rooms in Harrisburg and Mechanicsburg. I have help with the classes from the amazing studio teachers @absolutepilates. The Mechanicsburg class is lead by Yuting check her out @yutingau. These ladies might be like you at the end of or all day. We chat about arm pain, shoulder pain, new surgeries, and how to get strength back and range of motion as we move about for almost an hour.
We work with the goals of:
- Improved Strength and Mobility in Shoulders & Arms
- Promotes Lymphatic Drainage, Helping to Prevent Lymphedema
- Improved Quality of Life
- Restored Energy Levels
- Improved Posture
- Decreased Stress & Anxiety
- Improving Pain & Swelling
Please come join me at UPMC if you are patient or in new groups forming in the studio this fall.