Corrective Pilates & Balance
STOTT® PILATES is a contemporary approach to the original exercise method pioneered by the late Joseph Pilates. Our Pilates classes incorporate the 5 basic principles along with other biomechanics to assist in the fluidity of movement. Each class may include Juvo Boards, caddilac, stability chairs, ladder barrels, and small equipment.
What is Pilates and Balance Training?
Joseph Hubertus Pilates Dec 09, 1883 - Oct 09, 1967, developed Contrology, today known as Pilates, back in the early 1900s. His method of developing strength from the Powerhouse first and combining breath and spinal alignment provided his patients the ability to gain strength, flexibility, and range of motion throughout each movement. It has morphed over the years and today there are many schools of Joseph Pilates work all over the world. Cyndi chose The Stott® method for her comprehensive certification process and has logged in over 3,000 hours in the field of Pilates and exercise science including sitting for both a written and practical exam in front of a board of examiners. From there she studied under The NeuroStudio® with Meghann Koppel-Duffy and expanded her reach of helping not only the general population but those with significant movement challenges and neurological challenges & disorders.
Her training resulted in the inclusion of a contemporary approach to Pilates along with sound principles of exercise science and spinal rehabilitation, making her one of the most sought-after Pilates Instructors in Arizona and the United States and is a local and national conference speaker. Her method meets clients where they are, and how they present and then moves them to where they would like to be in the safest manner possible. Pilates is used today by rehab and prenatal clients, athletes, celebrities, and everyone else in between.
Joseph Pilates Quotes:
“In 10 sessions you’ll feel the difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see a difference, and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body.”
This quote was directed towards those clients that Joseph worked with who dedicated their workouts 3-4 times a week. Even if you cannot commit to 3-4 times per week - You will notice a difference after 1 session. You will start to feel stronger, your posture improves, and most even experience stress relief clearing your mind from outside chatter.
In Pilates the mind-body connection is paramount.
“Concentrate on the correct movement each time you exercise, lest you do them improperly and lose all vital benefits.”
This quote emphasizes the importance of doing each movement correctly - More is not better...More is just more. Certified and seasoned instructors take pride in the fact that they have an eye for alignment and small classes (no more than 3 in a class) allows us to make subtle alignment changes and bigger modifications when needed.
Remember: “If your spine is inflexibly stiff at 30, you are old; if it is completely flexible at 60, you are young” & “Change happens through movement, and movement heals.”
What is Balance Training?
Cyndi incorporates many pieces of equipment in her sessions: The Cadillac, Ladder Barrel, Stability Chairs (aka Wunda Chairs), reformer and V2Max towers, Fuse Ladder®, and The Juvo Board for balance work. As we age, we tend to lose the ability to catch ourselves for fear of falling. By working balance, the body is more apt to be able to adjust to shifts in weight and flooring making falls less likely. The Juvo Board provides a wonderful practice similar to a stand-up paddleboard.
What our clients are saying
Cyndi is very knowledgeable. She works scar magic on my knee! Even my orthopedic surgeon is impressed by how great my 6” scar looks! Can hardly see it!
I am impressed by Cyndi's knowledge about the different modalities she uses in her studio. But I am blown away by the depth of her caring for her clients. Forget 101%! She goes 200% to help you get the results you want.
Best Yoga/Pilates studio in Gilbert! Luckily CynShine opened near my work and I have been taking yoga classes during lunch. The studio is intimate and serene, the best escape from sitting all day. No matter your Zen level, Cyndi makes sure you are set up for success. She is super knowledgeable and personable. I can’t wait to explore the other classes and workshops.
Cyndi is all about making sure you understand everything she is doing and why she is doing it. Her passion and knowledge are amazing, you have to go see her!
What a terrific studio and great experience. It starts when you walk in the door, such a calming, yet energizing environment. I've never used Pilates machines before, so Cyndi George made sure that I understood the purpose of each movement and how to complete it properly. She's attentive and knows her stuff. The workout was excellent, and I felt great afterward. I look forward to my next session! Thanks, Cyndi!