A body with balanced strength and flexibility is less likely to be injured.
Pilates has now been shown to improve mobility and strength for those who are recovering from surgery -- those who have Parkinson’s disease, MS, ALS — breast cancer survivors — returning soldiers who have lost limbs — aging adults with osteoporosis — new mothers (pre- and post-natal) — seniors with age-related compensatory difficulties — anyone with scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, back/neck/other pain conditions, joint problems, or difficulty with repetitive movement activities.
Pilates teaches how to control the body to prevent injuries which are frequently the result of muscle imbalance. For clients engaged in sports and the arts — professional and amateur swimmers, sailors, dancers, athletic competitors, contact sports, regimen sports, runners, musicians, gymnasts — good conditioning is vital.
Pilates can expose deficits and target weak areas to focus on strengthening, giving you suppleness and natural grace in the way you walk, play and work. A Pilates regimen improves form, builds stamina, and increases pain-free power.
No injury is the same, no diagnosis is the same, no Pilates program is the same. As a private trainer, Mary Christhilf individualizes personal training sessions and often works closely with the client’s physical therapist, physician or chiropractor to integrate an individual Pilates regimen that continues to address medical challenges and show healing results.