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FREE post breast cancer exercise program

Being diagnosed with breast cancer can change life in a moment. The YWCA NSW after breast cancer exercise program “Encore” helps women stay well after experiencing this adversity. Whilst each program has a strong focus on specifically targeted exercise, the sessions also include information sharing through guest speakers and links into local community services and resources, as well as enabling participants to meet others who have had similar experiences. In the last year alone, YWCA NSW’s Encore program has worked with over 500 women throughout New South Wales***. Encore Program Coordinator, Alison Todd has seen the positive influence the program has on its participants “The program really can change lives” says Alison “There are a number of groups of women who still regularly catch up years after being involved in the program. Many life-long friendships have been formed through Encore, and without the program, their paths may never have crossed” Women who have experienced breast cancer at any time in their lives are being invited to register now for the free after breast cancer exercise program – Encore, which is running in Byron Bay from Thursday 4th February – 24th March. The Encore program runs for eight weeks, can be tailored to all fitness levels (from the fit to those with inhibited movement), abilities and incorporates land and hydrotherapy exercises. The YWCA NSW Encore Program will run weekly from February 4 – March 24. Spaces limited, participation is FREE – Enrol today! Register by calling 02 9285 6264 (Sydney) or 1800 305 150 or emailing