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Peninsula Pilates Project in the News

Carmel Pine Cone: "A workout that’s not too much of a stretch — even for cancer survivors"

December 16, 2016

"Oncologists, surgeons, chemotherapists, and radiologists saved their lives. The Peninsula Pilates Project enabled them to start living again. Three local caner survivors say the strengthening and stretching aspects of the exercise regimen known as Pilates have had rejuvenating effects on their bodies, minds, and spirits, restoring flexibility, reducing or removing pain, and providing them with a support group they lacked previously..."​

Click below to read the full article (begins on page 15A):

Monterey Herald: "The Art of Survivorship"

October 01, 2016

In the Monterey Herald's Health Matters October cancer issue, one of our fantastic PPP participants describes her creative approaches to wellness in the midst of a breast cancer diagnosis and recovery.


"[Pilates] strengthened my core and helped me regain a sense of control over my body, and my new reality. It was a tremendous psychological boost as well."

Story begins on page 8:

KION News: "People diagnosed with Parkinson's finding strength through the Peninsula Pilates Project"

August 30, 2016

""The brain cells that receive the neurotransmitter dopamine are damage so they have trouble with their gait, with their balance, with their speech. Pilates has been found to increase not only the dopamine to the brain but their sense of balance and control," said Peninsula Pilates Project Director Andrea Borgman-Quist."

The TODAY Show: "Strength in recovery: Fitness rehab helps breast cancer survivors heal"

October 27, 2013

When her radiation tech told her about a free eight session Pilates program, Pfenning jumped at the opportunity. The people she met there helped in ways she hadn’t anticipated. 

“I feel very self-conscious about my body and they put me at ease,” Pfenning said, tearing up. “And they make sure I don’t do more than I can do. If something really hurts, then I don’t do it. But I really try to push myself to do as much as I can. So it helps me emotionally, spiritually, and obviously, physically. For my body, I’m trying not to focus on the lumps and bumps of it, but the strength I have and the breathing techniques that I’m learning and the strength.”


We are proud to have had our breast cancer survivor program featured on The Today Show! See it here:

KSBW Action News 8: "Monterey Pilates Instructor Helps Breast Cancer Survivors Heal"

October 31, 2013

"Monterey Pilates instructor gains national attention for her effors to help breast cancer survivors heal. Sunrise Anchor Michelle Imperato takes a closer look at the program that's changing lives."

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