We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but habit.  –Aristotle

Trainers                                                                                                             

Trainers

 

Sharyl Pridmore 

Degrees I earned years ago were used in my professional life in the business world, but after a major injury, discovered Pilates, through the therapy I received in my recovery process. That discovery took me into a whole new desire to become a part of the fitness industry. I see fitness to be most important and it is now is a passion I want to share. 

I have become a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor on all equipment: Mat, Reformer, Cadillac, Chair and Barrels. I have also trained in the ISP area, of Injured, and Special Populations for problems with illness like MS, fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis , back problems and pain and more, as well as joint replacements and other issues. I am also CPR Certified. I plan to continue to grow in the area of fitness and health and be able to bring that to each client that I have the privilege to work with. It was the most rewarding and difficult challenge I have taken on to date, but worth every minute I have given to it.

 I have a set of twins that are now in their twenties, and a husband who has seen the changes and it is a family ambition to lead healthy lifestyles and we are now making health a family passion.

 

Pilates Apparatus

 

 

The primary pieces of Pilates apparatus are:

  • Reformer
  • Cadillac (Trap Table)
  • Wall Tower
  • Chair
  • Small Barrel
  • Spine Corrector
  • Ladder Barrel
  • Circle

 

The Perfect Workout

Anyone and everyone can, and should, do Pilates! Regardless of physical condition or gender, Pilates will make you stronger, more flexible, and more connected to your body than you have ever been.

§       A refreshing mind-body workout
Pilates gets your mind in tune with your body. By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how to control its movement. The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe properly can reduce stress.

§         Build strength without "bulking up" - gain long, lean muscles                          Conventional workouts tend to build short, bulky muscles - the type most prone to injury. Pilates elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.

§         Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back
Building on the principles of Joseph Pilates, Pilates exercises develop a strong "core," or center of the body. The core consists of the deep abdominal muscles along with the muscles closest to the spine. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis, and shoulder girdle.

§         Create an evenly conditioned body and prevent sports injuries
In conventional workouts, weak muscles tend to get weaker and strong muscles tend to get stronger. The result is muscular imbalance - a primary cause of injury and chronic back pain. Pilates conditions the whole body, even the ankles and feet. No muscle group is over-trained or under trained. Your entire musculature is evenly balanced and conditioned helping you enjoy daily activities and sports with greater ease and less chance of injury.

§         Learn efficient patterns of motion
Pilates exercises train several muscle groups at once in smooth, continuous movements. By developing proper technique, you can actually re-train your body to move in safer, more efficient patterns of motion - invaluable for injury recovery, sports performance, good posture, and optimal health.

§         Be confident and safe
No other exercise system is so gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout. Many of the exercises are performed in reclining or sitting positions and most are low impact and partially weight bearing. Pilates is so safe, it is used in physical therapy facilities to rehabilitate injuries.

§         And be challenged!
Pilates is also an extremely flexible exercise system. Modifications to the exercises allow for a range of difficulty ranging from beginning to advanced. Get the workout that best suits you now and increase the intensity as your body conditioning improves.