Meet AnaOno agent, Amber Cloke. Amber is an active mom of two who modeled in our Sport launch in 2019. She works full-time in higher education and has spent the past 7 years helping students work through their struggles, navigate their college experience, and overcome obstacles that push them toward their own success – whatever that may be. She also owns a health and fitness coaching business where she teaches others how to create a healthy lifestyle that works for them.
Are you stuck at home recovering from surgery or an illness? Do you need quick, easy workouts you can do without having access to a gym? This guide has you covered with light at-home exercises. For those who are recovering from breast surgeries or cancer treatments, it’s important to prioritize your health without putting extra strain on your body. These low-impact exercises you can do at home offer the perfect balance of fitness and movement for your recovery. Before beginning any exercise regimen, talk to your doctor.
Many doctors recommend sports bras post-surgery because sports bras have no underwire and have soft cups, not molded ones. However, most sports bras are less than ideal after surgery. They are designed to compress natural breast tissue and to restrict breast movement during exercise. Implants and prosthetics can't be comfortably compressed in the same way as natural breast tissue. Constriction can be painful post-surgery. Another tricky thing about most sports bras is that they are hard to put on and take off. After surgery, most patients have a limited range of motion. One more barrier for those looking for sports bras to wear after surgery is that ordinary sports bras are designed for those with two natural breasts.
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.
For most people getting dressed for a workout is the first step to getting your body moving. Getting ready prepares your mind, and gets you in the zone and ready to take on your goals. “I feel like getting dressed is half the battle and once you are dressed, you feel good. But if you don’t even feel good in getting dressed, you’re not going to feel good in doing a workout,” says Paige. That is the exact reason why we created The Paige Sports Bra.
Summer has arrived, which means it’s time to get outside, enjoy the fresh air and get active. To ensure that you are properly supported and comfortable, it’s imperative that you have the right sports bra.
Your first bra after your mastectomy was the Rora Front Closure Bra, because it made getting dressed so easy, and it comforted your sensitive surgical skin. Your first post-mastectomy sports brashould be The Bianca Bra. This revolutionary active style comes with the same front-closing design as your trusty Rora Bra, but with buttery-soft, sweat-friendly active fabric.
Just because you’re working from home doesn’t mean you should give up all of your fashion sense. It definitely doesn’t mean that you should ditch your bra. What it means is that you should find a more comfortable alternative to wear while working from home.
Guest post by Tracy Birdsell, Breast Cancer Survivor and Meditation Teacher
My trip to Owego inspired this month’s meditation on revival. The trees and the piles of golden leaves on the ground from the season before all reminded me that everything is a cycle. With this in mind, I created an easy system for you to help you stay focused on what matters most to you in your life right now in the year ahead.