What is ENCOREplus?
ENCOREplus is the umbrella program that includes YWCA Encore, Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer and Walk, Talk & Wander Beyond Breast Cancer programs that support women in different stages of breast cancer recovery.
When your whole life has been turned upside down by breast cancer; you may feel you have lost a sense of routine, wellness and self-care.
YWCA Encore is the ideal first step to taking time for you, your needs and your wellbeing. YWCA Encore is a holistic program that can help connect you to those missing pieces and support you in gaining back strength, mobility, confidence and a safe and supportive community.
Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer is the next step in your ENCOREplus journey. Typically recommended for folks who have completed the YWCA Encore program, it is focused on building strength and mobility.
Walk, Talk & Wander Beyond Breast Cancer Come and join other women that have been through breast cancer to walk, talk and wander. It is a great social time with movement. Walk at your own pace and enjoy a stretch at the end of our wandering.
YWCA Encore is more than just a gentle exercise program. It also offers learning opportunities, practical advice, and a supportive network of fellow survivors.
YWCA Encore is a FREE 8-week exercise and education program that runs from October to November. Classes are designed for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy, or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives. Each YWCA Encore class features an educational presentation by a guest speaker and time for sharing and discussion, followed by gentle exercises with a goal of increasing strength, mobility and flexibility.
October 12-November 30, 2023
Kanétskare Recreation Centre
251 Duke St. Hamilton
Pre-registration is required.
Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer
Pilates Beyond Breast Cancer is a 12-week program designed to build stamina, improve posture, increase shoulder range of motion, regain function and release neck tension. Join Certified Body Harmonics® Pilates instructor Anne Marie Collingwood to restore your foundation of strength, mobility, and balance as you experience The Art of Contrology (Joseph Pilates).
NO FEE – Virtual class on zoom