Stuff Magazine Features Pilates Instructor Kristen Reynolds
From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO... This month, the writers at Stuff Magazine featured our very own physical therapist and Pilates instructor, Kristen Reynolds. Check out below for the some excerpts from the article this month. To learn more about Kristen's Ballet Barre class check out Kristen's feature this month in STUFF or read more about Kristen's Pilates training HERE. Kristen's Ballet Barre class is our featured class of the month. New students can check out the class for $15 this month and BOOK ONLINE to reserve a space!
Excerpts from Stuff Magazine's Body Issue February 2012...
If your body can't let go of certain aches and pains, Kristen Reynolds might be the woman to call. A certified physical therapist and Pilates trainer, the 28-year-old Massachusetts native can be found at Back Bay holistic health center OMBE, helping clients fortify their cores and alleviate structural pains in spines, knees, ankles, and other trouble spots. She also teaches Ballet Barre courses, which combine Pilates, ballet-inspired workouts, and sports-medicine exercises and draw on her passion for classical dance and orthopedic therapy.
How has fitness been a part of your life? Growing up, I did ballet and was a Junior Olympic gymnast. I went to James Madison University, got my degree in exercise science, and then relocated to Mass General Hospital, where I entered their doctor's of physical therapy program. Later, a coworker introduced me to Pilates, and before long I was hooked.
What about Pilates still challenges you? It's always a challenge! The classical form of Pilates developed by Joseph Pilates during WWI is a very rigorous set of 34 exercises. And while people often modify that today, I stick with the original style.
Describe your diet. I'm usually working 12 hours a day, so it can be hard to cook. I keep protein bars, Greek yogurt, and oatmeal on hand.
What's a guilty pleasure you'll never give up? Chocolate and peanut butter.
To read the complete article visit STUFF
Kristen Reynolds earned her 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 certification to compliment her clinical interests. She has studied with Balanced Body, Peak Pilates, and most recently Balancepoint Pilates. She is an active member of the Pilates Method Alliance, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy Sections, as well as the APTA of Massachusetts Shoulder and Manual Physical Therapy Special Interest Groups.
Always interested in sports and fitness, she is a former YMCA and Junior Olympic gymnast, coach, and ACE personal trainer. Integrating the Pilates principles and Mat, Reformer, and Cadillac repertoire into her physical therapy practice has produced successful rehabilitation outcomes for a wide variety of patients, including adolescents, elite athletes and dancers, and individuals with chronic orthopedic conditions. Kristen 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. She greatly enjoys designing programs to target personal goals, educating clients to incorporate Pilates into their daily activities, and teaching small group classes.