Encore is a free exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery. The program runs for two hours a week over eight weeks.
Based around land and hydrotherapy pool exercises, it is safe, fun and therapeutic. Encore can help you strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders and chest, regain mobility, and improve your general fitness. Encore is a proven program with, on average:
- 80% of participants demonstrating increased strength
- 95% of participants demonstrating increased aerobic endurance
- 70% of participants demonstrating improvements in flexibility
Guest speakers around health and wellbeing are part of this relaxed, positive and fun program which also focuses on peer support.
In Term 4, Encore will be running in the following locations in Metro Sydney: Campbelltown, CBD, Frenchs Forest, Kogarah, Leichhardt, Liverpool, North Ryde, Revesby, Springwood and St Mary’s.
And in regional NSW: Armidale, Bathurst, Byron Bay, Bomaderry, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo, Erina, Lismore, Macksville, Mittagong, Orange, Parkes, Tamworth, Tweed Heads South, Ulladulla and Wollongong / Port Kembla.
What Encore participants say about the program
I would highly recommend this program. The exercise sessions were great & I found them very helpful. This program was very good in every way – from the information sessions to the exercise program. There was a lot of laughs involved as well and it was great interacting with others.
My depression and anxiety have lifted a lot. I have been happier & feeling a lot stronger since doing this programme. The facilitators were very empathetic and lovely to us.
A very worthwhile program for anyone who has or is going through breast cancer. I love that the benefits of exercise are highlighted, but it also expands everyone’s knowledge on many other areas including nutrition, support services and makes you aware that you are not alone.