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    No.123: Introducing #AnaOnoActive: Post-Mastectomy Sports Bras

    Healing can feel like a marathon, and it takes real grit and self love to get your body moving again after surgery. We know how transformative exercise can be for your mind, body and emotions, and we also know how important staying active is to our AnaOno Community. That’s why we designed #AnaOnoActive: a range of sports bras designed to get your body moving. We designed these sports bras with your exact post-surgical comfort needs in mind. With ultra-soft breathable materials and a fit made to support your reconstructed foobs, these bras will help you feel like the badass you are while you build your body back up. 

    These bras were designed to encourage you to take small, incremental steps towards your personal fitness and health goals every single day. We know that eventually these baby steps will lead to small victories, and eventually those small victories will add up to huge wins. And on the days you are feeling discouraged just remember:

    “If you can't fly then run, if you can't run then walk, if you can't walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” 

    -Martin Luther King Jr.

    What Is A Post-Mastectomy Sports Bra? (& Why Are They Special?)

    Post-mastectomy sports bras are bras designed around your unique physical needs following your mastectomy, lumpectomy, DIEP flap surgery or reconstructive surgery. Average sports bras can only be put on over-the-head. That makes them tricky after breast surgeries when range of motion is severely limited. AnaOno Active bras are specifically designed to help you manage getting dressed as effortlessly as possible. Many of our doctors have told us that we wouldn’t be able to do certain things again after having a mastectomy, but getting dressed for a workout shouldn’t be one of them! 

    There’s nothing worse than getting ready for the gym and feeling uncomfortable. Add in trying to wrestle your sports bra on and you can easily be forgiven for thinking, “Screw this, I’m not going!” 

    All of your emotional, mental and physical energy should be geared toward getting through your workout, not getting dressed! If you are struggling to get back in the gym because your bra is getting in the way, keep reading for some more information on our brand new post-mastectomy #AnaOnoActive range. 

    Meet The Paige Bra

    For so many of us getting dressed for a workout is the first (and often most challenging) step to getting our bodies moving. A lot of the time, the physical act of getting dressed can motivate us to do our workout. It also helps to have a cute outfit on you are excited to show off at the gym!

    Model sitting with back turned to camera stretching, wearing the Paige Bra

    Shoni wears The Paige Sports Bra 

    The Paige Sports Bra was designed to help motivate you to get dressed and get going on your workout! This, super-stylish, cool wrap-front bra makes getting dressed extra easy because you can step right into it. Perfect for supporting you with whatever body type you have, whether you have two boobs, one boob, no boobs, or F(oo)Bs, The Paige bra is totally boob-inclusive for all results after your breast cancer surgery and recovery! The Paige is also made with buttery-soft, flexible fabric that moves with you while soothing any sensitive surgical areas you have. This pocketed sports bra offers medium support to your foobs and the mesh back provides extra breathability that will keep you feeling sexy and cool during your workout. Wear it to yoga, while biking, walking or while circuit training at the gym!

    Shop Paige Wrap Front Sports Bra

    Meet The Bianca Bra 

    FINALLY- A Front Closing Sports Bra! We love The Bianca Sports Bra because it makes getting dressed for the gym that much easier! This post-mastectomy sports bra was designed with easy range of motion in mind and comes designed with adjustable front closure hooks. This post-surgical-friendly sports bra comes pocketed to easily accommodate pads for expanders, prostheses, or lightweight breast forms as needed. ⁠

    Model clipping on the front closure Bianca bra

    The Bianca Bra easily closes in the Front!

    The Bianca will help you feel supported, comfortable and sporty while you’re getting back into the fitness groove at the gym, on the trails, or in the yoga studio,  all while looking amazing! The back panel of this style is made of breathable power mesh to ensure you feel as cool as possible while you work out. 

    The Bianca Bra comes with the following design features: 

    • Soft bra pockets that fit expanders, prostheses or lightweight breast forms
    • Wide, customizable straps for additional comfort and support 
    • Cross-back straps for style and support 
    • Soft mesh back for extra breathability, plus back and underarm support. 
    • Easy-release, front-closure hooks and eyes 

    Shop Bianca Front Closure Sports Bra

    Two models smiling together wearing their front closure bras
    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.