Pink Pilates Program
Endowed in memory of Nancy Lee Carpenter through the Community Programs Initiative of the Ballet Austin Foundation.
This post-operative workout for breast cancer survivors offers a gentle and careful way to venture back toward physical and emotional health.
Sponsored by Texas Oncology and NXP Semiconductors
More than just exercise, our Pink Pilates Program offers a restorative workout, confidence-building, encouragement, support, and a warm and friendly environment at NO cost.
Breast cancer and cancer treatments take an enormous toll on a woman’s body. Between the recovery from any surgeries, muscle atrophy, premature bone loss, and the effects of chemo and other treatments, women are left weak and physically challenged. Pilates is a gentle restorative exercise regimen perfectly suited for women as they recover and work to rebuild their bodies and range of motion. Read what 2 experts in breast cancer rehabilitation have to say about the benefits of Pilates in this Women’s Health article.
In addition to the physical benefits of Pilates, meeting and healing together with other survivors allows you to give your mind, body, and spirit some positive TLC. We also know the arts provide healing. Women who are enrolled in Pink Pilates at the time of a Night of Community performance will be invited to attend at no cost.
Committed to care as you journey towards recovery.
Pink Pilates – A Post-Operative Recovery Workshop
For women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery, or in ongoing treatment, we invite you to make Pink Pilates a part of your journey to recovery.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT THE PINK PILATES WORKSHOP & START DATES
PINK PILATES is offered at NO COST for women recently diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery, or in ongoing treatment.
The workshop includes a weekly class that offers rehabilitative help in the breast cancer recovery process; inspiring hope and restoring movement. The class offers a specialized program; one that focuses on gradually increasing range of motion through the shoulders and strengthening the back. Each session will help to gently stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain and/or maintain a full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer and surgery.
The weekly classes are held in Ballet Austin’s beautiful center for dance and community wellness located at 501 W. 3rd St in downtown Austin, a non-medical, happy, mainstream environment that allows for encouragement and rehabilitation.
We look forward to being a part of your full recovery*.
*If unable to attend all of the sessions due to treatment and/or not feeling well, we would love for you to enroll and come when you can.
DATES & TIMES: Enroll today
- Tuesdays, September 5 – November 14: 11:00am to 11:40am – Ramsay Wall
- Fridays, September 8 – November 17: 10:00am to 10:40am – 11 weeks – Ramsay Wall
- Saturdays, September 23 – November 18: 3:00pm to 3:40pm – 9 weeks – Megan Richard
- Fridays, December 1 – December 15: 10:00am to 10:40am – 3 weeks – Ramsay Wall – (short 3-week session)
- Saturdays, December 2 – December 16: 3:00pm to 3:40pm – 3 weeks – Megan Richard – (short 3-week session)
- Fridays, January 19, 2024 – March 22, 2024: 10:00am to 10:40am – 10 weeks – Ramsay Wall
- Saturdays, January 20, 2024 – March 23, 2024: 3:00pm to 3:40pm – 10 weeks – Megan Richard
- Feel free to enroll into any or all of the above workshops. The more often you come the better. If a workshop has already begun we welcome you to join us. Please call 512-501-8704 for assistance in enrolling after a start date.
Cost: NO COST. Sponsored by Texas Oncology and NXP Semiconductors.
Pilates Strengthening & Restorative Mat Workshop – The Ongoing Breast Cancer Recovery Journey
The Pilates Strengthening and Restorative workshop is designed to offer a class especially for women who are further along in their recovery from breast cancer who would like to continue to improve and maintain strength and fitness.
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS ABOUT PILATES STRENGTHENING & RESTORATIVE WORKSHOP & NEXT START DATE
The Pilates Strengthening and Restorative workshop is designed to offer a Pilates Mat class especially for women who are further along in their recovery from breast cancer who would like to continue to improve and maintain strength and fitness.
The weekly classes are held in Ballet Austin’s beautiful center for dance and community wellness, a non-medical, happy, mainstream environment that allows for encouragement and wellness. Offered at very LOW cost.
This workshop offers more strengthening and toning while continuing to stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, to maintain full range of motion.
DATES & TIMES:
- Tuesdays, September 5 – October 24: 1:00pm to 1:40pm (please register ahead of time)
*You are welcome to enroll after a session has begun if space is available, but will need to call our office to find out availability and to enroll over the phone. For assistance with enrollment call 512.501.8704.
Instructor: Personal and compassionate instruction is given by Vlada Sheber, Ballet Austin’s Pilates Program Director and founder of Ballet Austin’s Pink Pilates.
Cost: Offered at a highly reduced rate: $65 for 8-week workshop. (8 week therapeutic workshop valued at $480) (if unable to pay for this workshop please email Vicki Parsons)
Pilates Reformer Restorative Workouts | Stretch, Mobility, Recovery
The next step in the ongoing breast cancer recovery journey.
This Pilates Group Reformer Session is for women who are desire to continue promoting muscle recovery while creating flexibly and mobility in the body after breast cancer and breast cancer surgeries.
The aim is to be able to get back to normal activities and a full range of movement. Through targeted and guided exercises on the reformer, this class, when taken on a regular basis, will allow you to heal and slowly build up to full movement over a number of weeks.
Taught by Vlada Sheber, Certified Pilates Instructor with extension knowledge and experience in restorative Pilates as well as certification as a Post-Rehab Breast Cancer Specialist.
No Pilates experience required for this Reformer class. Open to anyone, not just breast cancer survivors. Anyone needing to work on range of motion or recovery from an injury will benefit.
Offered weekly on Tuesdays 1:00pm to 1:55pm beginning October 31.
Be Well with Ballet Austin
During your breast cancer recovery journey and beyond, we invite you to visit our Be Well pages. Being well helps us to be the best versions of ourselves. Founded on the belief that as we eat, move, and live well, we will ultimately be well, Ballet Austin’s BE WELL strategies focus on providing inspiration, tips and resources related to food, movement, and healthy living.
Pink Pilates Women – the emotional and social support
Social support has been found to be correlated with positive treatment outcomes for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Social and emotional connections can significantly reduce stress emanating as well as improve emotional well-being.
Become a part of this caring community of women who not only work out together for physical recovery, but are there for each other as an ongoing social and emotional support.
Pink Pilates Post-operative Workshops for Breast Cancer Survivors
Workshops are held at Ballet Austin’s Butler Dance Education Center in downtown Austin.
PINK PILATES is currently underwritten in part by Ballet Austin, NXP Semiconductors, Texas Oncology, and the generous support of donors in our community, and are offered at NO COST. Ballet Austin is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Consider a donation to support this program!
*If unable to attend all of the sessions we would love for you to enroll and come when you can. You are also welcome to enroll after a session has begun but will need to call our office to find out availability and to enroll. For assistance with enrollment call 512.501.8704.