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 Free Exercise Program for Women with Cancer



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Encore is a highly respected program developed over 30 years ago by the YWCA of the USA and a team of medical, health and exercise specialists. Combining peer support with exercise, Encore is unique in it's programming.  Using pool exercise specifically designed to help women recover range of motion and flexibility after cancer surgery, plus other healing modes of exercise, Encore is offered free of charge* by the YWCA Santa Monica / Westside at various Santa Monica locations.


*First year of membership is free, aqua classes are free, other exercise classes have fee.


Program Highlights:

  • Comfortable, informal peer support

  • Community links to cancer health and wellness professionals

  • 2 different aqua exercise classes weekly

  • Access to 14 different exercise and yoga classes weekly  (click here for Body Shop information)

  • Library of health/cancer-related books and audio

  • Input from a professional Advisory Committee

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Sharon Donaldson

YWCA Director of Lifelong Wellness
YWCA of the USA Encore Trainer
American Council on Exercise Certified Fitness Professional



To enroll or for more information, click on the Sign Up button above or contact Sharon Donaldson at (310) 452-3881, x103 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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