Google "Pilates for Runners"...I Dare You!
From the desk of Kristen M. Reynolds, PT, DPT, PMA®-CPT... Do you think I am the only professional preaching to runners about cross training with Pilates? Sorry track stars, I am not alone. A quick Google search of “Pilates for runners” generated 189,000 results in 0.20 seconds!
Check out my top 5 favorite articles from around the web that highlight why practicing Pilates will improve your stride and time:
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Kristen Reynolds, DPT, PMA®-CPT Doctor of Physical Therapy PMA® Certified Pilates Teacher
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.