Exercise videos for women
recovering from and undergoing
breast cancer treatment.



Stay Strong Online offers breast cancer rehabilitation and exercise programs designed by health care professionals to help you:


Gain strength and flexibility


Ease side effects of treatment


Improve your immune system


Re-energize, heal and thrive

Recovery at Every Stage

Your schedule is busy.

You balance work, family and life demands, leaving little time for self-care.

Stay Strong Online has videos to address every stage of your recovery


Right after Surgery: The First Six Weeks

Improve circulation, reduce pain, and move your shoulder safely. In these early days, simplicity is key.

Effective Conditioning

Improve posture, muscular strength, and flexibility while establishing a strong core.


Breaking down fundamental exercises and teaching proper technique to ensure you are moving safely.


Gentle Pilates, yoga, and breath-work cultivate inner calmness improving your immune system.

Strength and Empowerment


Use resistance training to build strength and confidence 

Dance Fitness Fun

Movement to music revitalizes your energy, your mood and boosts your cardio.

Benefits of Exercise as part of Breast Cancer Treatment 


Improve your mental clarity


Boost your immune system


Reduce lymphedema


Build bone density


Alleviate pain and muscle tension


Prevent risk of recurrence


Enhance suppleness of scar tissue

On your journey to recovery, it’s not easy to know who you can rely on.

Krista and Aileen offer 1:1 virtual Physio-Pilates which is covered under most medical benefit plans

For more details or to book an appointment

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Aileen Szkwarek


The Boomer

Aileen is a registered physiotherapist with 35 years of experience. Originally from Northwestern Ontario, she understands first-hand that women living in remote areas don’t always have access to the same resources as those in urban areas. Aileen is one of a select few physiotherapists in Canada working exclusively in Pilates-based therapeutic exercise. She has a personal connection with Breast Cancer, as her mom is a Breast Cancer survivor.

Learn more about Aileen

Krista Dicks


The Millennial

Krista is a registered massage therapist, certified lymphedema therapist, Stott Pilates instructor as well as a podcast host and published author who has a passion for ongoing evidence-based learning. Krista understands the benefits of going online for easy access to health professionals without having to leave your home. She brings a unique combination of skills and has 14 years of experience working with clients in the healthcare profession and fitness industry.

Learn more about Krista

"Your videos are a lifeline. Being able to see you is not only motivation to stay strong and healthy but provides a connection. I feel like I am in your class!"

– Debra H

“Thank you so much for being a kind, understanding person who has helped me relax and heal. The world needs more people like you.”

– Kayleen C

"I think your videos are wonderful! You are calm and encouraging and you even remind us to breathe."

"Your video guidance is perfect- reassuring and inspiring. So Good!"

"Aileen is considerate and patient and the way she uses Pilates in her physiotherapy sessions is unlike anything else I’ve experienced. Her practical suggestions are extremely helpful and have played an important role in the day to day management of my symptoms."

 – Rebecca Fitzgerald

"My first Pilates class was with Krista and I enjoyed her teaching style and learned a lot!"

"For many years Aileen has provided physiotherapy treatments for my family and I that have resulted in positive outcomes. She treats with compassion and empathy. Her skills are top-level and I often refer friends to her for treatment."

– Jenn Godfrey

"Krista sets a relaxing and helpful tone to the exercises."

"Krista provides very clear instruction and demonstration of the exercises for all levels."

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