Jana Weber, PMA Member and PMA-CPT, sits down to discuss how Pilates is an exercise method that women who have had a hysterectomy can benefit greatly from. After being diagnosed with ovarian cancer, she had three abdominal surgeries, including a hysterectomy that left her very weak. Her doctor recommended that she find an exercise to strengthen her abdominal wall to help with recovery. A former mountain biker and outdoor enthusiast, she had never exercised indoors but found an article in the newspaper regarding Pilates and decided to give it a try. Eleven years later, Jana is now a Pilates teacher determined to help as many people as she can experience the healing benefits that she has experienced practicing Pilates.
Author: Jana Weber, PMA Member and PMA-CPT