As a certified Pilates specialist with over 10 years of experience as a licensed Pilates instructor, Cynthia Schoch strives to improve the overall health of each one of her clients, no matter their age or skill level. Cynthia has run
Pilates For Life out of her East Cobb home studio for the past six and a half years, and specializes in helping people to unite mind and body to work together toward the goal of overall fitness through the discipline of Pilates.
“It’s a holistic balance,” Cynthia says. “You need to be mentally engaged. The goal is to create efficacy in the movement of muscle control. By creating strength and flexibility starting everything from a strong center, you create long muscle tone and enhance great posture and skeletal alignment.”
Pilates was developed in the 1920s and quickly became popular in the dance community. The discipline is designed to strengthen the core and improve coordination and balance, using a variety of exercises on a mat and on apparatuses. A professional ballet dancer for 24 years, including as principal of the Minnesota Dance Theatre and soloist at The Berliner Opera Ballet in Germany, Cynthia practiced Pilates throughout her career. But you don’t have to be a high-level athlete to benefit from the programs that Pilates For Life offers. Cynthia’s current clientele spans from ages 14 to 85, and includes Pilates patrons as well as those just trying to diminish chronic pain.
“It can also be approached therapeutically,” Cynthia says. “Someone with lower-back pain, shoulder pain, or a knee injury, for example, can benefit from Pilates. As you work through the system, it exposes weakness and imbalance and then will help you recreate the balance to your optimum wellbeing.”
Cynthia focuses on one-on-one attention instead of working out a number of people at once, which allows her to tailor programs to individuals. Whether it’s a single one-hour session or a full program, her goal is to enhance
“I started my studio because I wanted to help people feel good,” Cynthia says. “A lot of people who come to me don’t have as many physical ailments because I try to share my knowledge base to empower and improve their
own knowledge and self-awareness. I love what I do!”
For more information on Pilates For Life, contact Cynthia at 678-372-5629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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