Pilates Studio in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fl

WHAT IS PILATES?

Pilates is a type of exercise designed to strengthen, tone, and stretch your body, while also calming your mind. The exercises may look simple but when done correctly each movement is designed to take a great deal of precision and control. There is a great emphasis on mindfulness and technique with each movement when done with the guidance of a professional scoliosis pilates instructor.  The movements can benefit scoliosis since there is a tremendous impact on posture, and general well-being. 

pilates equipment

Here at ScoliosisPTJax we have all the Pilates equipment to help your back

Pilates reformer

reformer pilates
The reaction when people first see a Pilates reformer is usually “hummm wow.”  However, after they participate in a class they say “WOW AMAZING!”   The reformer is a bed-like piece of equipment with a foot bar at one end and a shoulder block at the other end.  The reformer rolls back and forth with a set of springs.  The springs and pully system is the magic key, it allows overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.  Exercising on the reformer is a safe and effective way to work on balance and strengthening your back for scoliosis.
The reaction when people first see a Pilates reformer is usually “hummm wow.”  However, after they participate in a class they say “WOW AMAZING!”   The reformer is a bed-like piece of equipment with a foot bar at one end and a shoulder block at the other end.  The reformer rolls back and forth with a set of springs.  The springs and pully system is the magic key, it allows overall strength, flexibility, coordination, and balance.  Exercising on the reformer is a safe and effective way to work on balance and strengthening your back for scoliosis.

coreAlign

Pilates

Most of us spend our days in an upright position and therefore we need to exercise upright. The fantastic CoreAlign encourages healthy movement, correct posture and body mechanics while standing.

Most of us spend our days in an upright position and therefore we need to exercise upright. The fantastic CoreAlign encourages healthy movement, correct posture and body mechanics while standing.

scoliosisptjax offers pilates for scoliosis & Posture Correction

HOW DOES PILATES HELP SCOLIOSIS?

  • Pilates exercises place an emphasis on core strength.  Our core is the center of our body and a strong balanced core helps stabilize a scoliosis posture and maintains a healthy back. 
  •  Pilates exercises focus on lengthening the spine (grow taller).  Scoliosis spines are often in a “C” or “S” pattern and are compressed on one or both sides.  Lengthening the back and core muscles is essential for a scoliosis spine.  
  • Pilates exercises are performed with the pelvis in the optimal position. This position varies depending on your curve and body.  
  • In reality, Pilates is not only working the core.  Our entire body is becoming stronger, more flexible, and well-balanced during a Pilates class.  Strong bodies help stabilize scoliosis.
  • Along with our body, Pilates reduces stress by encouraging mindful movements.  
  • With the movements occurring in the best body alignment, the exercises don’t take a toll on your body.  Pilates movements tend to be smooth and flowing

Ponte Vedra Pilates Instructors

Kellen Foganholi

Kellen Foganholir, PT, ATC, is a Physical Therapist in Jacksonville, Florida. Kellen is also a certified Pilates Instructor, which she uses in her practice daily. Kellen is a native of Londrina, Brazil, and came to the United States in 2003 to play volleyball for National American University where she was a member of their 2006 National Championship team. Kellen graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training in 2008. After a successful collegiate career in the U.S., she returned to Brazil and played professional volleyball for Pinheiros Sport Club. Kellen returned to the U.S. in 2011 and became a licensed Physical Therapist. Kellen has a special interest in sports recovery and is pursuing her Master’s degree in Health and Physical Education and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). Kellen incorporates Pilates & Myofascial Release in her PT treatment practice to heal both the mind, body, and spirit. Kellen also has a love for working with the geriatric population, and she has the Lee Silverman Voice Treatment – BIG (LSVT-BIG) Certification for Parkinson’s patients.

“As a therapist, I feel blessed to be able to use my hands as a healing channel to help alleviate tension, restore mobility, improve posture, and promote the independence of people who suffer from musculoskeletal pain or dysfunction. I believe that pain is very unique to each person; it is like a fingerprint as every individual has their own link with their emotions and social experiences. I see my patient as a whole, taking care of a human being goes way beyond just a musculoskeletal disorder, injury, or disease

Kellen and her husband have an adorable 4-year-old son. When she is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family.

Julie Baskin

Julie has been teaching Pilates in Jacksonville for over 20 years. She is a Nationally Certified Pilates Teacher, completing her Comprehensive Pilates on all apparatus from Balanced Body. She has completed multiple other pilates training courses through PHI and Stott Pilates and level 1 & 2 ScolioPilates. She has taught Pilates at Florida Community College of Jacksonville and continues to train with industry leaders in scoliosis, osteoporosis, and neuro movement as well as explore new modalities to help her clients relieve pain and build better bodies.
Julie is enthusiastic about teaching her clients of all ages how to resolve their pain issues and keep their bodies feeling great. Her students appreciate her focus and attention to detail.

When Julie is not teaching pilates you can find her playing her violin or performing with the First Coast Pops Orchestra or Moxie String Quartet. She also enjoys walks with her rescue dog.

Mary Anne Metzger​​

YOGA:
Mary Anne began her journey in mind-body therapeutics over 27 years ago.  She worked with senior yoga teachers including Aadil Palkhivala  the founder of Purna Yoga; and senior Iyengar teacher Jehanghir Palkhivala of Mumbai, India 
Mary Anne is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her therapeutic knowledge includes hatha yoga with use of all yoga props including the Great Wall of Yoga and Restorative Yoga. Mary Anne also teaches instructors how to use of the yoga wall therapeutics.

PILATES:
Concurrent with her yoga studies, Mary Anne began therapeutic Pilates training in 1998 with Polestar Education founders Elizabeth Larkam and Brent Andersen. She became a Polestar Graduate in Post-Rehabilitation in 2001 and has continued her advanced Pilates studies with Dr. Andersen and other senior Polestar Pilates instructors.

MEDIDATION:

Realizing the experience of pain affects our ability to experience human joy, Mary Anne pursued the study of meditation as a complementary and effective practice to yoga and Pilates. She began studies with Dr. Deepak Chopra in 2004. She is certified by the Chopra Center and has taught various meditation workshops for those seeking relief from both physical and mental blocks to peace and joy

Mary Anne is married and has 4 grand babies all under the age of 6.  In her free time, Mary Anne, enjoys walks in nature, creative writing and traveling.

pilates Frequently Asked Questions

Pilates will strengthen and tone your entire body.  The pilates exercises are mindful and therefore,  pilates can help decrease stress and anxiety.

Yes! Pilates teaches good spinal alignment, postural awareness, improves flexibility and strengthens your core.  All together this helps improve your posture. 

We are located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, by the shops of Sawgrass Village.  Our address is:

13000 Sawgrass Village Cir, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Simply do a quick Google search to find a Pilates studio closest to you. Our Pilates studio is located at:

13000 Sawgrass Village Cir, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

The cost varies from $45-$90 per session depending on the package.  We do offer new member specials, so contact us for more information.

Yes! We are a small boutique studio and offer private, duets and small group sessions(no more than 4 people).  

We encourage all beginners to start with 2 private sessions to become familiar with the equipment and new movements in pilates.  With the privates we are able to design the session to meet your exact needs.

We are located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, by the shops of Sawgrass Village.  Our address is:

13000 Sawgrass Village Cir, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

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