Tampa Bay Newswire
The public is invited to celebrate the launch of The Pilates School, and the reveal of a new James Hartzell mural honoring Joseph Pilates. The Pilates School is located at 2907 4th Street North in downtown St. Petersburg. St. Pete Mayor Rick Kriseman and St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce CEO and President Chris Steinocher are the guests of honor for the ribbon cutting and champagne toast set for Thursday, May 20th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Entrance and parking in rear.
Saturday, May 22nd will be the studio’s Free Pilates Day from 10 am to 2 pm. The public is invited to sign up for a free, 30-minute solo Pilates lesson. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Sign-up is online; limited slots available, a max of four students per time slot and guests must wear masks inside the studio.
Southern New England Living
By Danielle Raciti
The practice of Pilates hones in on movements of the body and truly assesses how each joint and muscle work in tandem with one another. Lyn Wilkinson, principal of The Pilates School in Harwich, Mass., has been practicing since 2005. “I was considered healthy and fit by biochemistry standards but I was overweight, my back hurt, and I couldn’t do a sit up,” she explains. After catching a glimpse of a slimmed down Oprah on a magazine cover, Wilkinson wondered how she got such sculpted obliques. The answer? Pilates. “I thought, If Oprah can do it, I can do it!”
By Chris Wallace
Lyn Wilkinson, owner of The Pilates School in Harwich, received specialized certification to offer Pilates to women who have had surgery for breast cancer. Training in California, it took her one year and 200 hours to earn certification under the direction of Dr. Suzanne Martin, physical therapy expert, educator, and owner of Pilates Therapeutics, based in the Bay Area. Only two instructors worldwide currently have this certification: Wilkinson and a woman in Australia.
Lyn Wilkinson is the vivacious owner of The Pilates School in Harwich. Her studio at 657 Main Street looks like a fitness center, with exercise equipment, open floor space and mirrored walls. But it is primarily a classroom where Lyn’s mission is to teach her clients to use their muscles in new ways. Lyn believes that the strength that comes from Pilates can transform lives.