Cathy Harrington, OTR/L, SWC • Certified Pilates Instructor • Occupational Therapist
PILATES MAT CLASSES
TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS
Location: The Lone Wolf Kenpo Academy
Cost: $10/class with package of at least 4 classes ($40)
**(Summer 2014 schedule: NO classes Tues July 8th and Thurs July 10th;
Please bring your own mat for the mat class, wear comfortable clothing.
Pilates is a method of exercise that is beneficial for everyone. Whether you suffer from back, hip or shoulder pain, are recovering from an injury or birthing a baby or you are an elite athlete, dancer, or avid outdoor enthusiast, Pilates can help. The focus of Pilates is to engage and stabilize deep core muscles. The core consists of many different muscles that stabilize the spine, pelvis and shoulder and provides a solid foundation for balanced body movement. Pilates also promotes effective breathing patterns which can alleviate stress that can be the cause of back problems. By increasing the stability of your core, you gain greater freedom of movement so you can continue to do the things you love.
Live Well ~ Love Much ~ Laugh Often...it's great for your core
Cathy Harrington, OTR/L, SWC, is an occupational therapist and Certified Pilates Instructor. Cathy brings enthusiasm and a lifetime of training and experience to teaching Pilates and body awareness. Cathy’s commitment to Pilates was sparked through personal experience. She became interested in Pilates after sustaining an injury which caused her to suffer from low back pain and sacroiliac joint instability for many years. She tried many different treatments, none of which seemed to work for very long. Pilates training exercises helped her to finally stabilize, strengthen, and stretch her body safely and sustainably with greater awareness in every move she made. Cathy is convinced, based on her personal experience and those of her clients, that Pilates training is an effective and efficient route to optimum health and conditioning for anyone regardless of their current health status.
Cathy is certified through the Pacific Movement Center of Santa Cruz, CA and continued her training through the Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation program for health care professionals. Cathy has completed the TheraPilates for Osteoporosis course to enhance her abilities to work with those who have low bone density (osteoporosis). She is a certified Post Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist through the Pink Ribbon Program. She has completed the STOTT PILATES Intensive Mat-Plus course and has participated in a Pilates for Scoliosis Specialization Program. She is currently enrolled in a Yoga Alliance 200 RYT Balanced Action Yoga teacher training. Cathy continues to enhance her skills by attending training workshops and classes in order to better serve her community.
Cathy is the owner of Santa Cruz Mountain Pilates Studio, which is located in Boulder Creek, CA. Private one-on-one sessions are available at the fully equipped studio. Equipment includes the reformer, trapeze table/cadillac, combo chair, spine corrector, and an assortment of props to enhance and assist performance.
© Santa Cruz Mountain Pilates 2014