Being diagnosed with breast cancer can be an overwhelming    experience. The testing involved to determine what type and stage of    cancer can include mammograms, ultrasounds, biopsies, genetic  screenings and others. One or more surgeries may be performed on  the effected breast and possibly the lymph nodes, as well as  reconstructive surgery if needed. Following surgery, one may have  adjuvant treatments like chemotherapy and/or radiation, and hormonal  therapy. 

 Throughout this process, an individual may have combined emotional,   psychological and physical side-effects. Some of the side-effects may  be short-lived and others may be long-lasting. 

 Often times after surgery, one may experience pain and loss of  mobility in the affected arm, as well as in the shoulder, chest, back -  and depending on the type of reconstructive surgery, one's abdominal  muscles could be effected. If any of the lymph nodes have been  removed, then there is also the risk of lymphedema which can be  prevented through exercise.

 Studies have shown that exercise can not only help one to regain their  range of motion and strength, but exercise also can help relieve  depression and fatigue, improve energy levels and sleep, control  weight, and improve one's physics and mental well-being. Although  patients are encouraged to exercise, there is often no follow-through  on the rehabilitative end of the cancer journey.

 A survivor herself, Jen is a certified Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist  through The Pink Ribbon Program (TM) and is dedicated to working  with other survivors. She can assist in implementing a program of  exercise tailored or modified to meet each individual's needs based on  their unique cancer diagnosis and treatment. At any time during one's  recovery, whether still in treatment, soon after or even years later, an  exercise program can be added. No matter what one's fitness level,  Pilates and Pilates-based movement can be a life-changer!

 To schedule, contact Jen directly at redhookpilates@gmail.com
 Private session rates apply, but the cancellation policy does not if one is  currently in treatment or recovery.


  • ​​Private Equipment session: 55 minutes, $80                      ​Work on a brand new Balanced Body Allegro 2 Reformer, Exo Chair, Barrel and Springboard. Private sessions may include any combination of equipment, mat and prop work depending on the client's interests and needs.
  • Private Equipment mini-session: 30 minutes, $40
  • Semi-Private Mat session: 55 minutes, $80 ($40 pp) *Please note that all semi-private sessions are mat/prop based.

Private Pilates sessions are currently taught by Jen Nelson. They are individually tailored to suit each client's personal goals. The sessions are a great way to get more out of your workout and/or to focus on specific rehabilitative, pre or post natal exercise. A private session is a perfect introduction to Pilates for beginners, or can add to a more intermediate or advanced client's practice. The studio is completely private with no other classes going on simultaneously, so you get maximum attention and can concentrate on yourself in a professional setting.

Contact Jen directly for questions or to schedule at redhookpilates@gmail.com. Cancellation policy for private and semi-private sessions is 24 hours in advance or payment is still due.​​

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