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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Pilates for Pink!

Pilates studios and fitness centers across the country will be hosting Pilates for Pink classes with a goal of raising money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. To find a Pilates studio near you that is hosting a class click here.

One of the few Brooklyn fitness studios that will be offering a class in support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation "Pilates for Pink-Workout" to Fight Breast Cancer is Pilates Garage in Park Slope, Brooklyn. *Pilates for Pink fundraiser is partnered with Shape Magazine.

Pilates Garage teachers will be waving their teaching fees for these classes. As the student you pay a donation of $10 or more if you wish.

Saturday October 25that Pilates Garage

9am open level

10am beginning/open level

Please bring cash or check. Please make check out to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.*Class cards do not apply for these fundraising classes.

Sign up began Saturday October 18th for the 9am and 10am classes. Please call 718-768-1235 to sign-up.

Healthy Breast To-Do List:

You know you should have your ob-gyn check your breasts during your annual exam, but what else can you do to boost your breast health? Plenty. Start with these five strategies.

TAKE THINGS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS: Set an easy-to-remember day aside to do a self-exam, such as the first of every month. A how-to: Stand facing a full-length mirror, keeping your arms at your sides and then raising them above your head. Scan your skin for anything suspicious, such as dimpling, puckering, redness, a rash, or swelling. Then while you’re in the shower, use the fingertips of one hand to examine your breasts in a circular motion, starting at the outside perimeter and working your way in toward the nipple. Probe the region next to the armpit as well. If you feel a lump or anything out of the ordinary, wait through one menstrual cycle and check it again. If it’s still there, call your doctor to schedule an exam. For more healthy breast tips click here.