I would like to invite everyone who visits this site to click and visit my new web site. The site–Gentle Pilates–includes information on Fibromyalgia, bone health, & breast cancer. You will also be able to see my schedule of private classes, group classes and support group information.
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Pilates is an exercise that can be used with with fibromyalgia, it allows us to improve body awareness, range of motion, balance, flexibility and musclular strength. Pilates exercises emphasis movement and low to no impact on the joints, but still allow the muscles to be worked through a full range of motion.
Gentle Pilates is movement done in a slow and controled manner with quality verses quantity, reducing the possibility of over working and causing pain. The empasis on a full breath will benefit a fibromyalgia patient by reducing their stress level. Gentle Pilates allows the client to reap the benefits of exercise without the exhaustion of a typical strength routine. It is another tool in our “toolbox” to help control pain.
Dr. Ostalecki is a PMA Certified Pilates Instructor, Balanced Barre Certified Instructor and ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer. She specializes in working with people who suffer from chronic pain, fatigue, stress, osteoporosis, and cancer. She has 16 years of experience as a clinical nutritionist and integrative health and wellness coach. She is also the foremost developer of Pilates programs for individuals with fibromyalgia. Because of her broad background, she is able to bring a creative approach to Pilates that better benefits the individual person.
For the past 20 years, Sharon has lived with fibromyalgia, thereby allowing to her to add her own personal insight into lectures and clinical practice. The positive response to her work has reinforced a lifelong commitment to becoming a foremost voice in not only Fibromyalgia, Integrative Medicine and patient rights, but also Health and Wellness.