S.H.A.P.E is an 8-week exercise program designed for women affected by breast cancer who have completed treatment.
Using light weights, participants will safely and gradually build up their strength, energy and stamina as well as improve their range of motion after surgery. This program is offered by Rebecca Wilkinson, a Registered Massage Therapist and Certified Lymphedema Therapist with 7 years experience treating lymphedema, and Laura Stornelli, a Breast Cancer Thriver and Certified Fitness Instructor with training in Pilates & yoga for breast cancer survivors.
Our team developed this exercise program after the evidence-based model of Strength After Breast Cancer. This intervention has shown to decrease lymphedema exacerbations by 50%; decreases the onset of lymphedema by 70% (among women with 5+ nodes removed); improves body composition, body image, and upper body symptoms; and prevents the decline in physical function that occurs in women affected by breast cancer.
For information about SHAPE and to register, please contact: