Gentle Pilates


The fundamentals of Pilates offer a terrific platform for strengthening bones and preventing fractures. Gentle Pilates integrates Pilates, strength training and rehabilitative exercises to improve the health and longevity of your bones and joints.

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Breast Cancer

Our Program encompasses all aspects of Pilates, from mat, to reformer, to BioCored. Research has shown that Pilates helps to reduce stress and anxiety, and regain strength and mobility to the areas most affected by surgery, radiation, and reconstruction.

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There are many reasons why people develop Fibromyalgia, but no one really knows. But we do know physical exercise is key to controlling ones pain. Pilates is a practice of moving, breathing, becoming stronger and more mobile!

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Dr. Ostalecki is the foremost developer of Pilates programs for individuals with fibromyalgia, and breast cancer. Because of her extensive broad background, she is able to bring a creative approach to Pilates that better benefits the individual person.

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Restorative Pilates

Restorative Pilates takes a therapeutic approach to the issues of chronic muscular tension, myofascial pain and stiffness. Our program gives the person finishing physical therapy after breast cancer or fibromyalgia tools to continue their recovery and maintain positive movement.

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Classes & Research

All classes emphasize movement re-education, designed to work every muscle in the body in an efficient, focused manner. The exercises are designed to align, lengthen, and strengthen the body. Classes are suitable for all levels and user friendly for those with health problems.

Books on Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia Complete Guide Book:

Fibromyalgia: The Complete Guide from Medical Experts and Patients, is the first book to present a multidisciplinary approach to managing fibromyalgia; a chronic disease that affects five to eight million Americans.
It includes numerous case studies, clinical data, tables, charts and pictures to guide professionals and educate patients in all aspects of the disease.

100 Questions and Answers about Fibromyalgia

EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you’re a newly diagnosed patient, or a friend or relative of someone suffering with Fibromyalgia, this book offers help.
Leading fibromyalgia specialists, Sharon Ostalecki, PhD and Martin Tamler, MD provide the most current information on the topic in a question and answer format.
This book is an invaluable resource for anyone coping with the physical and emotional turmoil of this disease.

Fibromyalgia: Benefits of Regular Exercise

This book is a guide–think of it as a simple map to exercising for those with fibromyalgia. The book presents research, guides the reader on starting and maintaining an exercise program and invites all fibromyalgia patients to a Call to Action:

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Fracture Risk Calculation

Gentle Pilates will be offering a screening tool for adults 45 and older. Using the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator™, we capture factors such as age, weight, fracture history, medications and medical conditions and generate a graph that shows the your risk of breaking a bone in the next 10 years.

Dr. Ostalecki takes that information and discuss steps for better bone health, including nutrition; strength, balance and posture exercises; fall prevention strategies; further diagnosis; or medical treatments, if necessary. Contact us to set up an appointment.