Studio P offers pilates sessions on the Reformer. This type of pilates increases strength, flexibility, muscular balance and overall health while toning and sculpting your body. With a major emphasis on properly aligning the body and joint stability, Pilates is also the perfect complement to all other types of exercise and sports training. Strengthen the core, elongate the limbs, while improving flexibility and alleviating chronic ailments. Reformer pilates is beneficial for all ages, male and female, golfers, swimmers, dancers, skaters, tennis players as well as all recreational athletes. In 10 sessions you’ll feel a difference, in 20 sessions you’ll see the difference and in 30 sessions you’ll have a whole new body. Reformer Pilates consists of:
- Enhances concentration
- Reduces stress and muscular tension
- Improves posture
- Tones and elongates muscles in legs and arms
- Develops deep abdominal and back strength
- Lengthens tight muscles while strengthening weak muscles
- Improves balance, stability, and agility
- Reduces the risk of injury
- Improves athletic performance
Studio P offers STOTT PILATES®. STOTT PILATES® is often referred to as the “Ivy League” school of Pilates. Their instructors are provided with the depth of knowledge and practical programming options to teach effective group or personal training programs to clients of any age of fitness level. STOTT PILATES® incorporates modern exercise principles, and applies proven and accepted practices in biomechanics, rehabilitation and athletic performance enhancement. After realizing the benefits of the concepts of the original Pilates method, and in collaboration with a team of physical therapists/physiotherapists, sports medicine and exercise professionals, co-founders Lindsay and Moira Merrithew, dissected and re-connected this unique form of exercise into a comprehensive, systematic, contemporary approach to the original teachings of the late Joseph Pilates. STOTT PILATES exercises are designed to restore the natural curves of the spine and rebalance the muscles around the joints. This involves placing more emphasis on pelvic and scapular stabilization, and integration of all the parts of the body into one. As well, preparatory exercises and modifications allow the technique to be appropriate for many different body types and abilities, making it applicable to sport-specific training and everyday life.
Leah Seacrest’s adventures through fitness began at 16 years old when she took her first group fitness class. From that moment, she was hooked and teaching fitness to others and educating others on exercise has been a part of her life ever since! She holds a BS degree from the University of Georgia in Consumer Nutrition and has been a certified group fitness instructor, personal trainer, and examiner by the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America since 1993. Her other certifications include:
• Certified by Thomas the Promise in Kickboxing Instruction in 1999.
• Certified by the American Aerobic Association International and International Sports Medicine Association in Yoga in 2001.
• Certified by Mad Dogg Athletics in Spinning in 2003.
• Certified by Les Mills in Bodypump since 2003, in Bodyattack since 2006, and Bodyflow since 2010.
• Certified Prenatal Instructor by AFAA in 2004.
• Certified Master Gliding Instructor in 2006.
• Trained STOTT pilates instructor in Intensive Reformer in 2011.
Throughout her career, she has been a director over 4 group fitness programs. Currently, she is the director over the group fitness program at Omni Health and Fitness and also serves as a wellness advisor for Associate Wellness at Sacred Heart Hospital. Her latest endeavor as operator/instructor of Studio P at Omni Health and Fitness is an exciting one! Leah combines her 20 years of experience in the fitness industry with the intense pilates certification through STOTT PILATES®. STOTT PILATES® is often referred to as the “Ivy League” school of Pilates. Their instructors are provided with the depth of knowledge and practical programming options to teach effective group or personal training programs to clients of any age or fitness level. Leah is excited to bring this level of instruction to Omni. She firmly believes that pilates is a form of exercise that serves as a complement to all other types of exercise and sports training.