Classic Pilates Honors Breast Cancer Awareness Month With Free Classes at Lee Park on October 22

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  • Dallas, TX (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Classic Pilates will offer two free Pilates classes on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. at Lee Park, 3333 Turtle Creek Blvd. The classes will be followed by a 10 a.m. reception and a viewing of the documentary "Eve Gentry and The Power of Pilates" at Classic Pilates studio, across the street from Lee Park.
    Eve Gentry was a dancer and one of Joseph Pilates' earliest disciples. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1955 and underwent a radical mastectomy, which left her severely weakened and inflexible. Joseph Pilates worked with her to increase her range of motion, as well as build her strength and stamina.

    "The results were, literally, unbelievable," says Rachael Lieck Bryce, co-owner of Classic Pilates. "New York physicians, at the time, couldn't believe that a woman who had undergone a radical mastectomy could have that kind of recovery. They believe it now, though, because countless women recovering from breast cancer treatments have turned to Pilates for equally amazing results. Our goal, on October 22, is to share that story with as many people as possible."

    Although the Pilates classes offered that morning are complimentary, donations will be accepted in support of Shape magazine's "Pilates for Pink+" program. All proceeds will benefit The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®. The person who makes the highest donation will receive a complimentary private Pilates session.with Lieck Bryce or co-owner Joann Cuccurullo.

    Pilates provides such transformational results for women recovering from breast cancer because it provides gentle yet effective strengthening and stretching of the core muscles of the torso and abdominal area. And unlike traditional strength training, the emphasis is on performing low repetitions of focused exercises done with perfect form. Pilates can help to alleviate pain, restore joint mobility, regain strength, and help women return to their regular daily activities.

    "Not only can Pilates help women recovering from recent breast cancer treatments, it can also help women who underwent treatment years earlier," says Cuccurullo. "It's never too late for Pilates."

    To register for the complimentary Oct. 22 Pilates classes, email info ( @ ) classicpilatesstudio dot com dot Donations can be made payable to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation or donated directly online at www dot bcrfcure dot org dot To be eligible to win the free Pilates session, attendees should bring their receipt to class dot

    Attendees are encouraged to bring their own mats, although a limited number of loaners will be available. Light refreshments provided by My Fit Foods and coffee/tea will be available at the 10 a.m. reception, which will be held at Classic Pilates studio, 3303 Lee Parkway, Suite 105, across the street from Lee Park.

    About Classic Pilates: Classic Pilates provides a unique experience as Dallas' premier classical Pilates studio. Situated across the street from beautiful Lee Park in Uptown, the studio is filled with natural light provided by floor-to-ceiling windows, and is outfitted with equipment from Pilates Designs by Basil, the best Pilates equipment in the industry. The studio's mission is to improve the lives of people of all ages, health and fitness levels by bringing classical Pilates and like-minded body/mind modalities to the Dallas community. Whether you want to take your sport to the next level, revamp your workout or recover from an injury, Classic Pilates can help you achieve your goals. For more information, visit or call (214) 520-0386.

    About The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®: Since its inception in 1993 The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® has raised more than $325 million to support the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will help lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime. Currently, more than 90 cents of every dollar donated is directed to breast cancer research and awareness programs. With exceptionally low administrative costs, BCRF continues to be one of the most efficient organizations in the country. Having received 4 stars from Charity Navigator for nine consecutive years, BCRF has outperformed 99 percent of more than 5,500 evaluated charities. Furthermore, the Foundation is once again listed as an "A+" charity by The American Institute of Philanthropy. No other breast cancer organization has consistently received such high ratings. For more information about BCRF, visit

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