Pilates Pilates is an exercise system designed by Joseph Pilates that dramatically transforms the way your body looks and feels by focusing on stretching and building strength with resistance. Pilates is excellent for developing a strong "core," or center of the body, and it develops an evenly conditioned body. It elongates and strengthens muscles creating elasticity and joint mobility. No other exercise system is so gentle to your body while giving it a challenging workout with incredible results. We offer Private Pilates and Duet Sessions!
Personal Training & Group Personal Training
We Can design a program to build strength, reduce stress and increase energy without a huge time committment. An efficient, powerful, well -planned workout can give you the edge you need to make the most of your day. Group Personal Training: These are one-hourtraining sessions limited to four-eight people focusing on cardiovascular endurance, muscular strenth and muscular endurance. Class format incorporate weights, aerobic excercises, calisthenics and stretching. Groups usually meet twice a week for four weeks. The class includes a general consultation, physical evaluation and a nutrition/lifestyle evaluation.
Do you have an aching pain? Come on in and see Chris, LMT, CPT, CKTP. Myofascial release is a form of massage therapy that uses sustained pressure to loosen or release tightness in connective tissues called fascia. Tightness within the fascia can cause restriction of muscle and other tissues, pain, scar tissue, and loss of motion. Injuries, stress, inflammation, trauma and poor posture may become symptoms of tight fascia over time. Myofascial release or "MFR" can help and/or alleviate the pain or problems.
Youth Sports Conditioning and Agility Training
Speed & agility focuses on improving the quick twitch muscles needed for explosive performance. Workouts include (but are not limited to) sprints, lateral movements, footwork drills, hand/eye coordination, and flexibility drills. Young athletes need to learn the importance of flexibility, balance and alignment as strength and conditioning needs become increasingly demanding as they strive to reach their future athletic goals. College and professional teams use Corrective Exercise and MyoSkeletal Therapies to treat injuries, and to correct imbalances in order to avoid future injury of their athletes. Teens Only! We offer a 8 Week Youth Sports Conditioning and Agility Camp for Ages 12-15. The cost is $160 for 8 weeks.
Feeling Tight? We have Deep Tissue Massage and stetching. Make an appointment for your 30 min. complimentary session today! 5 Benefits of Stretching:
Liane was certified by the Romana's Pilates program of New York. She completed over 600 hours of hands-on training under the direct supervision of Master Level teachers, including Jerome Weinberg, Sari Maria Santos and Daria Pace. The Pilates Edge uses only genuine Gratz and hand-made Tirado equipment in our studio, as designed by Joseph Pilates himself. True Pilates is great for men and women of all ages, as it improves flexibility and core strength while providing a total body workout. Come experience Pilates as Joseph intended!
Rhonda Henriksen has been a professional dancer since the age of 19. She has trined under full scholarship with American Dance Center, Gus Giordana Jazz Dance Chicago, Lou Conte Dance Studio (Hubbard Street Studio), and the Alvin Ailey Dance Studio in New York City. She has toured the world with some of the most premier contemporary dance companies of this world such as Elisa Monte New York, Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Ernst/Watson Dance Ensemble and most notably Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She has worked with and been soloist for some of the most elite contemporary choreographers of our time such as Twyla Tharp, Jiri Killian, Nacho Duato, Danny Exralow, Lou Conte, Margo Sappington, Kevin O'Day, Mauricio Wainrot, Sherry Zunker, Gus Giordano, Frank Chavez, Ginger Farley, Elise Monte, Diane Jacobowitz and Sam Watson. She has also worked as Director of Dance Ministry for Willow Creek Church where she spent 10 years developing a dance ministry and company alongside Bill Hybels and his production team. The dance compnay is called "Groundworks". She enjoyed touring globally with the church to develop dance ministries around the world. She is a professional dancer, choregrapher, certified personal trainer, certified Yoga Instructor, certified Holy Yoga Instructor and a certified Romana's Pilates instructor.
Leslie Attaway - Certified Romana Instructor
Leslie started in the health care industry after completing a BS degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. She continued her education and graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Physical Therapy. She worked as a PT in the acute care and outpatient orthopedics/sports medicine settings until she and her husband decided to start a family. She has recently been certified in Pilates through the world-renowned Romana Pilates program where she completed over 600 hours of hands-on training under Master Level instructors including Juanita Lopez and Anthony Rabara. She is excited to be a part of the Pilates Edge family.
Chris Bottoms - LMT, CPT, CKTP/Myofascial Therapy
Chris graduated from New Life Institute of Massage (Now Gwinnett College) in 1999 when he was 19 years old. After completion of school at New Life he began studying Myofascial Release Therapy with founder John F. Barnes, PT in 2000. Chris completed close to 200 hours of CEU credit and began an internship in MFR until 2001 and was then ask to teach MFR for New Life Ins. As well in 2001 he began a comprehensive self study for postural analysis and gaiting.In 2001 Chris began research to become a personal trainer. His main goals were to better understand some of what clients did with their own trainers, and to understand common injuries associated with training. Chris has always had an interest in Powerlifting and the more Strength and Power side of training. He pursued a few Strength, Conditioning, and Plyometrics CEU's after his general CPT certification.Since then Chris has acquired over 15 graduate level licensures in the study of MFR, Somatoemotional Response (Unwinding), Energy Work, and Fascial Therapies. In 2005 Chris was asked to write a program for Georgia Career Institute and after only 6 months they offered and allowed him to more than triple the time, 24 hours, of credit to a full term course 90 hours. In the eleven years Chris has taught MFR he has acquired hundreds of students whom he truly loves to help and educate. Chris still teaches at GCI currently.In 2010 the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) selected Chris to help them write, with 5 other specialists, a CEU course and book for Fascial Therapy. Before the AMTA selected each person for this project they did research to determine who was best suited based on experience for the position. Interestingly enough as a side note, as well as inadvertently, they discovered that Chris is the youngest MFR specialist of his age in the country. As well he is only Massage Therapist at his age that massage was his first career that lasted over 6 years in practice, and is a specialist.In 2011 Chris began study in the area of Kinesiology tape. One of his clients had been prescribed it through an injury rehab plan and thought Chris would benefit hugely through it. Chris started his study with Kinesis Tape and completed all the required certifications as well as their exit exam to hold their CKTP credential. The work is very new and exciting, but highly effective in its results. The tape offers a lot of treatment options that traditional MT's don't or can't tap into, such as bruise treatment. For over 14 years now Chris has devoted his life to the world of Structural Integration and chronic pain care. He is a current college student and will continue to research and develop better methods to help those in need.
Robb Riddick - Self Defense & Martial Arts Robb was first introduced to martial arts as a senior in high school in the Spring of 1975. Over the last 30-plus years, he trained in a many different disciplines, and nationalities; i.e., Japanese, Korean, Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He also studied some freelance "self defense." Robb's life has always been occupied by one sport or another. He started playing football at the age of 11. That continued until age 33, culminating with 10 years of NFL experience as a running back with the Buffalo Bills. Since retiring he has been a fitness instructor, which he is just as passionate about as he was football. His resume also includes Track and Field, which he participated in from 7th grade through college. He has also had the pleasure of teaching youths proper running techniques along strengthening their running, all without heavy weights.
Margie Allman - Pilates Instructor
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