Duration: 1 hour
Frequency: Once a month
Cost: Free of charge
Who can attend the workshop?
Anyone with a cancer diagnosis from point of diagnosis and beyond. IMPORTANT: it is recommended you do not attend a session until at least 12 weeks after an operation and whilst the exercises covered are gentle, please check with your nurse or consultant before booking that you are safe to do so. If you have a PICC line, please also check with your nurse or consultant before booking.
What can I expect from the workshop?
Our volunteer, Dee Donoghue, found a love for Pilates after her own cancer diagnosis in 2017. Dee was a successful PE teacher for 15 years, but after her diagnosis found Pilates through her local cancer support group and loved it so much, she went on to study for her L3 diploma in instructing Pilates Matwork.
Throughout 2021, Dee has worked with her local Tri Club, as well as offering beginners Pilates classes via Zoom to the public. She also volunteers for the Solan Conner Fawcett Family Cancer Trust offering gentle Pilates classes. This is what we aim to cover:
- Increased coordination
- Gradual increasing of flexibility and mobility
- Increased confidence
- Reduced risk of injury
- Controlled breathing techniques
- All in the comfort of your own home and chair!
After the workshop you will receive a summary of the exercises for you to follow at home, along with a link to Dee’s Instagram page if you’d like to follow her.
What do I need to bring to the workshop?
Just yourself in loose fitting clothing, which is easy to move in, and a comfortable chair preferably with no sides. You might also want to have some water handy.
How do I book my place?
Simply click the button below and book onto the workshop that is most convenient for you.
If you have any questions before making a booking, please email: [email protected].