I would like to invite everyone who visits this site to click and visit my new web site.

My new site 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.

I hope you will stop by to visit the new site. gentlepilates.com

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 much more than your average health coach and Pilates instructor.. She brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience from both the academic and professional worlds that make her a leading voice in overall health and wellness. And because of this, she’s able to help you with health issues you may be experiencing.

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. She is a frequent speaker throughout the community, raising awareness of fibromyalgia and conducting workshops on Integrative Wellness, mindfulness and nutrition, and chronic health states. 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.