Santa Came Early to the Pilates Studio...again!
Santa’s sleigh arrived AGAIN to OMBE this week with new toys for the Pilates studio. We shared the EXO Chair with you, so now check out the Jumpboard! Schedule a Pilates session now to supplement your regular 30-minute cardio regimen with 30-minutes of Jumpboard! It is a fun and stress-relieving way to burn some extra calories while taking a load off your joints. Most say that they feel like a kid again!
The Jumpboard is a contemporary accessory to the universal reformer. It provides a firm, densely padded jumping surface that allows for biomechanically sound foot placement for both plyometric and aerobic exercise.
Why is the Jumpboard different than a trampoline?
On a spring-loaded reformer, the Certified Pilates Teacher can adjust the tension for your needs and lead you through different movement combinations that make you coordinate mind and body to optimally align your skeleton and balance your muscle development. The pace will stimulate those fast twitch muscle fibers to turn on and increase your heart rate in a way that is different than authentic Pilates. Because the work is gravity eliminated, your abdominals and core learn to stabilize the spine during the quick movements, as well as control the landing and load through the lower body. The workout places little to no impact on knees, hip, and ankles, making it much more safe than running.
Whether you are an athlete, patient recovering from an injury, or you simply want to spice up your Pilates program, the Jumpboard will provide results!
Always interested in dance, sports and fitness, Kristen Reynolds is a former YMCA and Junior Olympic gymnast, coach, and ACE personal trainer. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with a concentration in Exercise Science from James Madison University in 2006 and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the MGH Institute of Health Professions in 2009.
While practicing in orthopedics and sports medicine, a mentor introduced her to the Pilates Method and she has since pursued comprehensive training and professional certification from the Pilates Method Alliance to compliment her clinical interests. Dr. Reynolds is one of the few instructors in Massachusetts to have earned the distinction of PMA Certified Pilates Teacher. Additionally, she is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Sports Physical Therapy Section, APTA of Massachusetts Shoulder and Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Groups, and Authentic Pilates Union.
Integrating the Pilates principles and repertoire with her manual therapy skills has produced successful rehabilitation outcomes for a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, elite athletes and dancers, and individuals with chronic orthopedic conditions. Dr. Reynolds utilizes this alternative therapeutic approach to improve muscle performance and joint mobility, correct posture and alignment, enhance body awareness, and create an evenly conditioned body that is more resilient to extremity and spinal injury.