Well, a lot of good things have happened since the last NewsSplash posting. We have built and re-launched a new website, and Poolates has been at the New York, California, Florida and Atlanta Manias.
We will also be at Dallas Mania — the last one for this year, as I am headed to England! I am taking a 6-month Pilates course at the Physiotherapy and Pilates Rehabilitation Center in Clevedon, Somerset, UK. This course takes Pilates and targets it specifically to people with neuromuscular disorders and stroke victims. I am then going to take that education and put it in the pool to create a new Poolates certification. I am beyond excited to be accepted for this work! Water is such a safe and effective environment for people struggling with balance and post-rehab issues — having the ability to create new work to help them be the best they can be is very rewarding. So we will have Poolates Basic, Poolates for Athletes, Poolates Personal and the new certification, which I don’t have a name for yet, so suggestions are welcome!
I just got back from attending an Anatomy Trains BodyReading immersion course in . This important work by Thomas Myers examines the fascial connections in the body and is a perfect companion to Pilates and Yoga work. I highly recommend the book “Anatomy Trains,” available at www.anatomytrains.com or Amazon.com. The quality of the teaching at these seminars is phenomenal. I am returning to Maine for two more classes and can’t wait to get there!
Poolates will be the focus of a study to try and improve gait speed in seniors. There is still a great deal of work to be done with this issue and as soon as the study is set up, I will let you know what it is all about and how things are progressing!
Please be well, be safe and be kind to one another.
P.S. The accompanying photos are from various @scwfitness Manias.