Pilates and Parkinson’s

I just came across a news report highlighting an absolutely wonderful Pilates program in Monterey, California, that helps people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.

While Parkinson’s can’t be cured, the symptoms and side effects can often be managed, and exercise has proven to be an important coping strategy.

According to the Michael J. Fox Foundation:

“There is evidence that exercise may hold specific benefits for people with Parkinson’s in staying active and relatively limber, and improving balance and motor coordination.”

It really hits close to home for us as we’ve been working with several students that are dealing with Parkinson’s. The power of Pilates to address neurological issues continues to be proven, as it combines several benefits. Pilates can:

  • Heighten neuromuscular coordination.
  • Increase joint range of motion and enhance mobility.
  • Restore postural alignment.
  • Reduce stress and boost energy.

In short, Pilates can offer a better quality of life.

There are several great programs using Pilates, Yoga, and Dance/Ballet that are helping Parkinson’s patients continue to move. I loved seeing this video, and I love that so many people are benefiting from Pilates!

Read more about the Peninsula Pilates Project at Peninsula Pilates Project. [Link will open in a new tab]

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Welcome to 2016: Intro Special!

As we enter the New Year we all have resolutions.

At centerAlign ours is to continue to help as many people as we can, and to educate everyone how proper alignment can benefit their health. What could be more important than good health? Most people don’t realize just how badly sitting (in front of computers, staring at their phones, and just driving around…) affects so much more than their spine.

Let us help you make a difference in how you feel. Everyday!

To this end we are welcoming new clients who would like to experience this difference.

Our Intro Package of 3 private sessions is discounted to $150 during January only. This great deal is available on our scheduling system online [here], or by using the Mindbody app.

Android App at [Google Play Store]
Iphone App at [Itunes]

If using the app, look for “Welcome to centerAlign special!” to take advantage of this deal.

After purchase, you can schedule your appointments by emailing melanie@centeralign.com, or by filling out the form.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you make a difference. Everyday!

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New Evening mat class and Yamuna Body Rolling schedule

We’ve added a new evening beginner | intermediate Pilates mat class on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm, beginning July 9th. Come unwind after work with instructor Heather Thompson, and strengthen your entire body with our personalized small mat class.


Also beginning in July is our monthly Yamuna Body Rolling class. This class starts on July 13th from 1-3 pm. Classes will take place on the second Sunday of each month. This work goes deeper than stretching alone. Great stress release work in our fast paced life!


To reserve a spot in either of these classes visit schedule.centeralign.com and look under our “class” schedule.