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Jennifer Curry Wingrove

Jennifer Curry Wingrove, owner of Pilates On Park, California Ballet Company ballerina and STOTT Pilates Certified Instructor, initially became interested in Pilates to further strengthen her own body for her international dancing career. She was so impressed with what Pilates did for her that she became inspired to teach and share this form of exercise with others. Learn more at pilatesonpark.com.

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Pilates for Chronic Pain and Osteoarthritis

September 18, 2015

Like most Pilates instructors, I work with many clients who deal with chronic pain. One of the most challenging and common conditions I see is arthritis.

Arthritis, which is joint inflammation, is most likely to occur in joints with a wide range of motion—fingers, elbows and knees, for example (CDC 2001). Arthritis causes pain and stiffness in the affected joint. For some, the inflammation, pain and stiffness can make the simplest movements—such as tying shoelaces or opening food containers—daunting or even impossible.

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Recovering From a Broken Pelvis

July 24, 2014

It was just like any other day. Renee was leaving for work, tote in one hand and lunch bag and coffee in the other, when she stepped over her dog gate and onto her flight of stairs. But this time, she missed her footing and fell down 15 flights of stairs.

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Keeping Aerialists Flying Safely

September 26, 2013

Aerial, circus and acrobatic arts have recently seen an explosion of interest, thanks in part to the popularity of performance companies like Cirque du Soleil®. Combine this curiosity with the fun and variety that an aerial-based workout provides, and it’s easy to see what makes this an exciting fitness genre.

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Pilates for an Aspiring Ballet Dancer

December 24, 2012

As I prepared to transition out of my dance career, I opened my own Pilates studio. Ballet students were drawn to the opportunity to use Pilates to make their own dance dreams a reality. This case study explores how Pilates transformed one young dancer.

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