How do you move when moving hurts? The one thing that calms my body and my mind and doesn’t make me feel like I got hit by a truck the next day is Pilates. Since I have a radio show I thought, why not bring my personal Pilates trainer, mentor and friend to the show so you could get to know her, ask her your questions and learn a few things you can do at home to get your body and mind back into alignment. Especially your body.
The first time I went to Pilates I had been in pain for a long time after some injuries to the discs in my lower back after a VERY bad round of golf. After 15 minutes, the pain was gone and my body and mind felt calmer. I got hooked and each time I go, I not only learn more about my body but more about the mind body connection and how they play tricks on each other. If you aren’t sure what I mean just tell yourself to stand up straight with your chin back to align the head and then look in a mirror. It surprises me every time.
If you are a breast cancer survivor, Gini Murphy also shares tip on reconditioning after surgery and will tell you about a free class she offers every month in Vero Beach, FL to help you.
Gini Murphy, Founder of S.T.A.R. Pilates has been a passionate teacher of movement for over 20 years. Her initial training in traditional Pilates, then certifying in contemporary Pilates, coupled with her years of teaching dance has enabled her to empower each individual client with the knowledge and tools to care for their body by teaching them that how you move is of utmost importance.
Gini trains people of all ages and fitness levels whether novice or experienced. Her specialty is instructing those with injuries and chronic conditions due to her extensive Pilates teaching in physical therapy clinics where she was engaged in sports rehabilitation, post-operative rehabilitation and aging populations.
Her objective is to is to have her clients gain strength, flexibility, knowledge of proper biomechanics so that it can be applied to everyday life and the understanding needed to manage, maintain and improve the health of their body.
She holds the following certifications: Instructor Trainer and Certified Instructor for Pilates Academy International, Certified STOTT PILATES® Post- Rehabilitation Conditioning Specialist, Certified CARDIOLATES® Instructor, Certified Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist , Bachelor of Fine Arts, Dance