Monday, September 26, 2011
For this special event Pilates for Pink we will be having an exciting workout that you will not won't to miss!! It will have you coming back for more.Classes are open to all levels, and you do not need previous Pilates experience to participate. October is national women’s health and breast cancer awareness month. With your support many more women will survive breast cancer than ever before. Revive, Refresh, and Revitalize your workout with Pilates, the core conditioning program that can accommodate every woman. Free Pilates classes with a donation to the Castle Medical Center Chemotherapy Unit. .
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
I was introduced to this Pilates studio by my wife (a regular member) in Feb 2009, 3 months after a stroke left me paralyzed in my left arm and leg. After an initial regimen of hospital based physical and occupational therapy, established medicine could offer no further help in my recovery. Because of increasing muscle contractures and decreasing mobility, my wife suggested coming to the studio. For the past two and-a-half years I have had once a week sessions of one hour of supervised workout training followed by one hour of massage therapy. Patience, persistence and helpfulness characterize the staff's treatment and instruction. My stroke has still left me with significant left-sided weakness but I have noticed increased muscle strength, more joint mobility, and less body pain and contractions which would have left me more immobile if untreated. Plus the human interaction with caring instructors and fellow Pilates clients helped to uplift spirits and avoid the isolation that is so common a problem for stroke patients. I am grateful to my wife for the referral and to the studio for being a source of change, hope and optimism in my life. I should know a thing or two--I am a licensed physician. Pilates may not be suitable for all stroke patients. It was for me and one should consult their own physician before embarking on any fitness program. Every patient deserves a chance.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Thursday, September 1, 2011
We had a new client come in today that could barely walk. She has Plantar fasciitis it , is a condition that causes heel and arch pain. It is due to irritation and inflammation of the tight tissue that forms the arch of the foot. We did a lot of eccentric lengthening of the soleus and gastrocnemius. Lower and lift on the reformer with shoes on. She walked out of the studio feeling much better.