Emilee Garfield Launches New DVD, CANCER CORE RECOVERY
Emilee Garfield's motto is Empower Your Life! After battling cancer twice, Emilee believes that no matter how hard life can be, with the right support anyone can empower themselves to live a more joyful life. In her new DVD, Cancer Core Recovery (60 minutes, $19.95 www.cancercorerecovery.com) Emilee inspires, educates and motivates as she openly shares her journey and the struggles of battling recurring cancer. After dealing with a new ileostomy, incontinence and internal tissue damage from cancer surgeries and radiation, Emilee realized how much she wanted to help others in the same situation. Her Cancer Core Recovery workout activates the internal muscles deep inside the pelvis, which are difficult to feel and often overlooked. The exercises in her workout focus on small, deep movements to help retrain the body and the nervous system in order to slow down and activate the deepest muscles. In the DVD, Emilee, along with two other cancer survivors, guide viewers and demonstrate the safe, modified exercises to help participants gain confidence and strength to get back on their feet.
While the program was originally designed with cancer survivors in mind, the exercises are gentle, safe and effective for all age groups, especially those just starting an exercise regimen. The DVD is divided into short segments so viewers can pick and choose, or they can do the entire 30 minute workout all at once. The exercises target pelvic wellness, strengthening abdominal muscles, TRAM flap breast surgery and increasing flexibility and mobility. Viewers will be in awe and inspired as Emilee shares her story in the introduction, and describes how she found new meaning in life and says "Cancer saved my life."
About Emilee Garfield
Although Emilee began practicing yoga at the age of sixteen, her own health challenges and those of others led her to discover its healing benefits. In 1999, Emilee embarked on a career teaching in the Iyengar style of yoga. She trained extensively with Senior Iyengar teachers Felicity Green, Elise Browning Miller and Nancy Roberts. Her first job teaching yoga at the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Santa Barbara led her to follow her passion helping others with injuries, disabilities and scoliosis.
In 2003, Emilee discovered Pilates as a means of recovering her strength following multiple surgeries from fighting cancer as a young child. By the time Emilee was 21, she had over 5 major abdominal surgeries, vaginal reconstructions, and extensive radiation to her pelvis that left her bladder and pelvic muscles permanently damaged. For many years Emilee suffered in silence and thought there was no hope for recovering strength to her abdominals and pelvic floor muscles. She was determined to never give up and found mentor and teacher, Suzanne Martin, who understood fascia and scar tissue for her internal organs. This changed her life and gave her hope. Emilee now teaches Suzanne's Pilates Therapeutics Scoliosis Management Program as well as Breast Cancer Restoration.
Emilee is the founder of Cancer Core Recovery, an exercise program she developed during her cancer recovery after battling stage 111C Ovarian cancer. Learning how to wake up and exercise every day with a new ileostomy bag was her challenge. Despite her setbacks, she never gave up and continues to inspire others to do the same and has founded The Emilee Garfield Cancer Core Recovery Foundation.
Emilee is a certified Pilates instructor with BASI and PMA; Certified foot specialist; Certified Booty Barre instructor; Certified as a Yoga for Scoliosis trainer under Elise Browning Miller, and has successfully completed Pilates Therapeutics Scoliosis Management Program with Dr. Suzanne Martin. In addition, she is a Cancer Recovery Specialist; Hold B.S. in Biopsychology with a minor in Dance from the University of California, Santa Barbara; Davinci Board certificated and SmartSpineTM Therapy with Marie-Jose Blom.
Currently, Emilee lives in Santa Barbara, CA with her 3 children and owns and operates The Loft Studio The Training Room teaching Pilates and Yoga. www.thelofttraining.com She is the winner of the Santa Barbara Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017.
Connect with Emilee socially: IG @EmileeFightsCancer Donations can be made to Emilee Garfield Cancer Core Recovery Foundation www.cancercorerecovery.com