Pink Ribbon Pilates for Cancer Victims (September 16, 2017)
RadioRotary interviews Body be Well Pilates founder Chelsea Streifeneder about the Pink Ribbon Program that uses Pilates exercises to help cancer victims prepare for or recover from the treatment of their disease. Pilates is a system of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates that uses springs and special equipment to promote overall health (although you can also do much of the program at home without the equipment). Ms. Streifeneder came to Pilates from a career as a dancer, and now runs Pilates studios in Kingston and Catskill, NY. The Pink Ribbon Program is primarily for coping with the ravages of breast cancer and its treatment, but because it enhances energy levels and decreases pain and stress, it is useful for all cancer patients. At Body be Well Pilates, each person has a program that is designed for the individual, based on health history, goals, and past exercise experience.