Pink Ribbon Program with Doreen Puglisi May 2015

Pink Ribbon Program

We are delighted to announce that Doreen Puglisi, founder of the Pink Ribbon Program, will be teaching a weekend instructor training course in our studio in Dublin on the 23rd & 24th of May 2015.  This is one of our Summer 2015 Instructor Training Series in conjunction with our partners in MBodies Training Academy.

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Offering strength, self-esteem and quality of life to breast cancer survivors is key. Exercise may be the last thing a client feels like doing after breast cancer surgery. Exhaustion, painful swelling, and the adjuvant treatments can make them feel even worse. All they want to do is rest. In the past, that’s exactly what Doctors recommended. However, recent studies indicate a link between moderate physical exercise and improved quality of life for breast cancer sufferers.

This program, designed and taught in Dublin by Doreen Puglisi, is dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle and positive body image to all breast cancer survivors. The Pink Ribbon Program will stretch and strengthen the shoulder, chest, back and abdominal muscles, allowing women to regain full range of motion to those areas affected by breast cancer surgery. The program is suitable whether their surgery was recent or several years ago and accommodates all fitness levels.

This course is open to physiotherapists, occupational therapists, Pilates instructors, lymphedema treatment specialists, and nurses.


• Demonstrate an understanding of the different surgeries, including breast reconstruction and the impact of these surgeries on physical mobility
• Understand the signs and symptoms of upper extremity lymphedema and axillary web syndrome
• Demonstrate an understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer
• Perform an upper quadrant screening and evaluation for the breast cancer patient.
• Develop a comprehensive rehabilitation program using a Pilates-based approach including movement sequencing specific for the breast cancer survivor.
• Develop Periodisation Principles and the application of these principles to each survivor’s exercise program.


14 hours over a weekend – Saturday and Sunday 23rd & 24th of May 2015.

Why should I become a Pink Ribbon Program Certified Instructor?

The goal of this interactive two day course is to provide the participants with a knowledge base that is essential to the successful evaluation of the breast cancer survivor, from diagnosis to treatment, recovery, prevention of lymphedema and proper exercise guidelines and protocols. Evidence based practice and integration of material from the areas of functional exercise, shoulder rehabilitation and Pilates exercises will be the emphasis of the lab sessions.

What added benefits will I receive as a Pink Ribbon Certified instructor?

Become a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist
A listing on the Pink Ribbon Program website
Use the Pink Ribbon Program certified badge for marketing purposes
A listing on the MBodies Training Academy website
Increase your marketability and make a difference in someone’s life

Materials Included

Course Outline, Extensive Notes, Pink Ribbon Exercise Manual, Patient Assessment Guide and Tracking, Pink Ribbon Resistance Band.


Full price for this course is €495. All of our early bird pricing tiers are now booked out.

If you wish to avail of a payment installment plan then please get in touch.

Please note cancellations are subject to an administration fee of 25%. Course fees are non-refundable within one month of the course start date.

Take this opportunity to be taught by the creator of the Pink Ribbon Program herself in Dublin in 2015.

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Meet the Instructor

Doreen Puglisi M.S. is the founder of the Pink Ribbon Program. Doreen Puglisi

Doreen is an exercise physiologist and educator who transformed her professional, then personal, experience with cancer into a successful rehabilitation program for breast cancer survivors.  The nonprofit organization she established has trained and certified more than 800 instructors in the United States, Australia and Europe to help women recover their mobility, strength, and range of motion following breast cancer surgery.  She visits Europe at least once a year and both leads workshops and works with her faculty to maintain teaching standards.

Read Pilates Pro: Interview with Doreen Puglisi below
Pilates and Breast Cancer Recovery : Q & A with Pink Ribbon Program Founder Doreen Puglisi

This is her first time at our studio and we are delighted to be able to host this calibre of course in Dublin city centre for instructors.