Breast Cancer – Pink Ribbon

  • Exercise?

    Physical activity may be the last thing you feel like doing after breast cancer surgery, radiation therapy, or chemotherapy.

    You’re probably exhausted, your arm may be painful or swollen, and the treatments can make you feel even worse.

    All you want to do is rest. In the past, doctors used to recommend exactly that.

    However… recent studies suggest that moderate physical exercise can greatly improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors.

    Reformer Machine exercises to help stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back, and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery.

    Core Exercises

    The techniques grounded in Pilates are very effective in addressing issues such as body image, frozen shoulder, range of motion, depression and anxiety, as well as overall health. Doreen Puglisi, MS founded the Pink Ribbon Program specifically to help address these issues.

    Thankfully, because of early prevention awareness, there has been a shift in the outlook for many cancer patients.  Instead of viewing the disease as automatically fatal, many cancers are now viewed as a chronic illness.  As the population of cancer survivors increases, exercise protocols like The Pink Ribbon Program are needed more than ever.

    I am Pink Ribbon certified to teach Pilates mat classes to breast cancer survivors and I am deeply committed to supporting our survivors in renewing whole body health.

    – Lynn Kirschner, Personal Trainer

  • Lynn Kirschner; A caring professional qualified to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercises and fitness programs for those diagnosed with cancer.

    Lynn Kirschner | Corvallis, Oregon

    Pink Ribbon Program

    Post-Operative Workout, Enhancing Recovery

    I’m a Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist: a professional qualified to assess, design, and implement individual and group exercises and fitness programs for those diagnosed with cancer.

    I evaluate risk factors and health behaviors , conduct fitness assessments, write appropriate exercise recommendations and motivate individuals to alter negative health habits and maintain positive lifestyle behaviors. I have a complete understanding of the entire cancer process from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of lymph edema and contraindications.

    I offer lessons for those still going through treatments or have just finished their treatments and would like individual attention to help combat the effects of the treatment.

    *Patient must be cleared for physical activity by their doctor.


    My studio, Common Sense Pilates, Corvallis, Oregon


    50% OFF for survivors

    (up to one year after their last treatment).

    $37.50 for one 55 minute session
    $375 for a 10 lesson package

    (lessons must be used within 6 weeks)

    I have discounted the cost of these lessons to encourage you to exercise!

    Sign Up – FREE Introductory Class!

  • Benefits of Pilates

    Offering Strength, Self-Esteem, and Quality of Life For Patients and Survivors

    • Reduces feelings of depression
    • Improves self confidence and control
    • Helps regain strength and full range of motion in those areas affected by the surgery, mainly the shoulder and arm
    • Enhances energy levels
    • Helps to control weight
    • Improves sleep
    • Alleviates fatigue
    • Decreases stress and tension
    • Enhances physical and mental well-being
    This program is highly beneficial whether your surgery was recent or several years ago, and accommodates all fitness levels.
    Lynn Kirschner working with a client toward rehabilitation after chemotherapy treatment

    Pink Ribbon Program