The PMA® was created in 2000 in an effort to regulate the quality of the Pilates industry by maintaining an adherence of standards, certification, and continuing education for Pilates professionals, (PMA®, 2003). www.pilatemethodalliance.org
Pilates was designed by Joseph H. Pilates during the 1920’s to restore and maintain physical fitness. The ultimate goal of the Pilates method is a uniformly developed body and sound mind.
The Pilates work involves refined, purposeful movements requiring concentration and physical awareness eliminating to need for excessively repetitive or ballistic movements. Pilates works the body from the inside out by focusing on proper breathing, proper body alignment and working deep intrinsic and core muscles in coordination with larger muscle groups.
The benefits of Pilates include increased flexibility, physical strength, physical and mental stamina, mental clarity and improved posture and balance.
Pilates is suitable for all ages and fitness levels and is a great addition to any exercise program.
Lisa has been teaching Pilates since 2008, after completing the Ron Fletcher Program of Study®. She is certified as a Qualified Teacher to teach the complete repertoire of Pilates, including the Reformer, Cadillac, Spine Corrector, Wunda Chair, Ped-i-Pul and Mat. Lisa is also certified by the Pilates Method Alliance®, a third-party non-profit credentialing agency.
Lisa brings a movement and scientific background to teaching Pilates. She was involved in recreational dance, tumbling, swimming and waterskiing starting at a young age. In high school she became a spring board diver and continued to the college level. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a B.S. in Biology, Lisa previously worked as a laboratory scientist studying gene therapy, endocrinology, virology and cell biology.
Fletcher Pilates® evolves from the original method Ron Fletcher learned directly from Joseph and his wife, Clara Pilates. Following Pilates’ death in 1967, Ron Fletcher continued to develop the Pilates method with Clara’s encouragement and support. He further added to classic Pilates by developing the Fletcher Towelwork®, Fletcher Floorwork® and the Percussive Breath™ technique, all utilizing Pilates’ principles. www.fletcherpilates.com
approached like life -
with enthusiasm, joy and gratitude
- for movement is life,
and life is movement,
and we get out of it
what we put into it."
~ Ron Fletcher