It’s Time to Reclaim Your Body and Your Life.
Are you wondering what comes after cancer?
If you’re anything like the other women I’ve met in cancer recovery, once their treatments were complete, all they could manage was to survive one day at a time. And, I know from first hand experience that that’s how it is until you realize life is meant to be more!
You are meant to thrive and live in joy. Your purpose is to shine your light in the world and live your passion.
Are you worried about how to break through your fear of death?
This was, and honestly still is, a fear that I face every time I get rechecked for cancer. I was so afraid to die and leave my children behind, motherless.
Although the fear of death is paralyzing, it has also been the catalyst for most of my clients in cancer recovery to live FULL OUT. Having cancer can help you re-frame how you see death, because it truly reminds us how to live life to the fullest. That is what I want for you.
I want you to wake up each morning in joy, grateful to be alive and excited to start your day!
Are you struggling with body shame?
This is something that I hear all the time from my community of women in cancer recovery: “I’m afraid to leave the house because I look and feel so different. I’m ashamed of my scars. I’m afraid people will stare at me or judge me.”
After my extensive debulking surgery, where many of the organs in my lower abdomen were removed and recreated, including my “girly parts,” I had a huge, ugly scar on my belly and an ileostomy (“poop”) bag hanging off the side of my body. I had been a Pilates/yoga instructor and movement educator for many years. That’s how I supported my family. I had no choice but to go back to work as soon as possible. I felt ashamed of my body and I was so afraid of being judged. But, I got out of bed and faced the outside world. I can tell you it was really hard! But if I could do it, I know you can too.
You have so much strength inside of you. Let me help you access that strength so you can thrive and get your body back again!
Hi! In case we’ve never met before in person or on social media, I’m Emilee.
I’ve been a movement educator for over 20 years, teaching therapeutic yoga and Pilates in my private studio. As a cancer recovery specialist, I help women like you all over the world reclaim their strength, hope and their bodies, through safe, proven exercises.
I’ve survived cancer two times in my life: once at 4 years old and the second time in my thirties. You can say I’m a cancer thriver!
Just before my second cancer diagnosis (stage 3c ovarian cancer), I went through a nasty divorce. Although the story will come out in my next book, let’s just say I walked into my battle with cancer feeling very much ALONE. I had lost my husband and most of my friends.
I still had my three children, my mom, a dear friend and my dog Winston, who remained by my side as I faced death and cancer, again, for a second time.
After my surgery, while I was still in the hospital, I asked doctors and nurses how I could recover my body through exercise. I got a lot of blank stares, since they didn’t know specific exercises. But they did help me walk around the halls to keep my blood flowing because they knew I needed to start moving sooner rather than later! If I didn’t move my body, I knew I wouldn’t heal quickly or relieve my excruciating back pain.
Back then, I knew movement was medicine!
So, I went on Google and did many searches on exercise and fitness for cancer. I found a few references about how to exercise for women with breast cancer, which was great, but found nothing for women who had undergone surgery and treatment for ovarian cancer.
It was at that moment that I found my purpose for living again! Day by day, I slowly rehabilitated my body using modified versions of many yoga and Pilates exercises that I had taught throughout the years. I came up with at least one hundred different exercises and stretches that were safe to do—and I tested them all out on myself!
These therapeutic movements and stretches became the cornerstone of my Cancer Core Recovery® Method and programs that I’ve been teaching for the past 3.5 years.
I’m so excited to share this ground-breaking program with you! Creating your comeback story, your new life and a fresh start after cancer, all begins with getting your body back.
Choose to see your body as your ally, not your enemy.
Choose yourself and say yes to life.
Your body can actually get stronger during your cancer recovery! You don’t need to wait years after your recovery to start moving your body.
In fact, the sooner you begin a safe stretch and exercise routine, the faster you will recover—because movement is medicine.
I’m sure you’ve heard that “sitting is the new smoking.” I’m not joking! It’s now scientifically proven that not exercising slows down healing and can impair the immune system.
My Cancer Core Recovery® Program will help move lymph through your body, flushing out toxins and increasing your immunity so you stay healthier.
The Cancer Core Recovery® Program is a holistic and comprehensive approach to cancer recovery that incorporates safe, therapeutic physical exercise, a supportive, private online community of women, and includes mindset practices, meditation and journaling prompts.
It’s truly a unique, full-spectrum approach to cancer recovery!
Whether you’re recovering from cancer treatment, surgery, living with an ileostomy, needing to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, or struggling with weak abdominals and lower back pain, this program gives you the tools to safely restore strength to your deepest muscles.
You will empower yourself and rebuild your body safely with my uplifting Cancer Core Recovery® Program! It’s like having a motivational workout buddy (that would be me) who keeps you smiling and enjoying the process no matter what state of fitness you’re in now.
This program is designed specifically for women in cancer recovery and will help:
- Promote Pelvic Wellness
- Strengthen Abdominal Muscles
- Increase Flexibility & Mobility
- Relieve Back Pain
- Improve Posture and Balance
- Develop Feelings of Peacefulness, Wellbeing, Self-Compassion and Self-Love
- Decrease Feelings of Alienation and Loneliness
- Increase A Sense of Hope and Excitement for the Future
- Decrease chances of lower limb lymphedema
Doctors, medical and fitness professionals, and cancer patients alike all consider this program the definitive guide for rebuilding your core muscles after cancer treatment and abdominal surgery.
Each exercise is richly illustrated and explained in text, photos and video.
After meeting Emilee during a session of B-School, I ordered her workout DVD and asked to have a peek at her upcoming exercise guide. I absolutely love it and you will too!
Emilee has shown me that body is full of surprises, strength and I have the ability to conquer anything! I’m a two time cancer survivor and have had multiple surgeries in my abdomen, breast and shoulder. Emilee showed me how strong I really am!
I keep trying mainstream workouts. But there is nothing “mainstream” about my body. It’s scarred and broken. (My lymphatic system is literally broken because of surgical removal, scar tissue is binding and disrupting the flow of movement...) That doesn’t mean it can’t ever be strong! It means I need specialized care to get me there. My friend Emilee, a fellow cancer survivor and multi-surgery sister, also Pilates instructor has an amazing exercise program. Her exercises are SLOW but don’t be fooled they are still challenging! Only needing a few reps to challenge those DEEP CORE muscles. No crazy jumping. No intense upper body lifting. EVERYTHING I NEED to strengthen this body and feel better throughout my day because I fed my body with movement. I would encourage you to follow her, sign up to receive her exercises ... anything because it all so good!