Catherine Fieldman, PMA-CPT, Owner, Movement Educator
I have always been interested in anatomy and movement, which has manifested itself into my true passion, Pilates and movement. My continued education and work have given me the tools to assess and address the needs and issues with a wide range of clientele. I have given specific attention to understanding and learning about neural pathologies and how to help people who have scoliosis, spinal fusions, and chronic back issues.
I believe that understanding how the brain works in conjunction with how the body functions has often been left out when understanding how the body moves and adapts itself to compensate for changes. I specialize in the specific needs of my clients so I can focus on what the goals of the individual and/or group are. Some of the specific needs include: Chronic pain, preparation for surgeries, Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Scoliosis, spinal fusions and other physical restrictions.
I opened my studio so I could be free to better serve the needs of my clients. The gift in this space is that I can offer more individual hours of myself. The studio is set up with all the equipment necessary, including Reformers, Trapeze Table, Ladder Barrel and all the little fabulous gadgets needed to fit the client. I strive in every effort and intention to better myself and knowledge so that I can help my clients.
In addition to my BASI Pilates comprehensive certification, I have comprehensive training in scoliosis and have studied with Coleen Glen, Marie Jose-Blom, and Karena Thek, who are leaders and innovators in movement education and applications in the bodies of people with scoliosis. I recently just became a certified practitioner of the Scolio-Pilates method. Founder, Karena Thek, created Scolio-Pilates to be an easy-to-understand and easily accessible exercise program for managing scoliosis at home or with an instructor. Scolio-Pilates is a three-dimensional exercise program that utilizes:
- Elongation to lengthen the spine towards neutral.
- Breathing techniques to open up areas of the ribcage and lungs that are locked from the shape of the scoliosis.
- Strengthening to maintain the alignment once a more neutral position is achieved.
- Corrections using wedges where appropriate to assist the spine towards neutral.
I look forward to being able to help my clients further with their needs.
I am working to bridge my education in Pilates to another comprehensive certification through Polestar Pilates which is a more physical therapy based program. This program allows me to help serve my clients with specific individual needs to continue improving their movement, health, and well being from a rehabilitation perspective.
Anna Marchington, PMT-CPT
Anna graduated from The Pilates Center Teacher Training Program in Boulder Colorado in 2006. This is the one of the most respected, comprehensive, and intensive programs of its kind in the world. The program was developed by Amy Alpers and Rachel Segel under the direction of Romana Kryzanowska, heir to Joseph Pilates. Students are taught “classical” Pilates and study every exercise on every piece of equipment in-depth. Students receive detailed instruction on how to teach at all levels of difficulty and for all body types, developing all the skills necessary to be a safe, effective, and inspiring teacher. They are also required to complete 985 hours of instruction and internship.
Anna is also nationally certified by the PMA. The PMA (Pilates Method Alliance) is a not-for-profit professional association dedicated to the teachings of Joseph H. Pilates. Its mission is to protect the public by establishing certification and continuing education standards for Pilates Professionals.
Katie Bigelow, M.Ed.
Katie Bigelow, M.Ed., has been working in the Health Industry for over 10-years. Katie holds a Masters degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia and a Bachelors degree in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology from Emory University. She is a recognized Master Trainer with Z-Health Performance, Kettlebell Instructor, and trained Educational Psychologist. She works with clients and athletes of all ages and skill levels. Katie’s specialty training areas include: pain management, injury prevention, nutrition, and sports performance.