Pilates | Medical Fitness

Not all Pilates is the same.

Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio is the ONLY studio in the area that is operated and directed by Doctors of Physical Therapy.

Our main mission is not to just give you an amazing workout, but to make sure that you are moving correctly. We want you to learn how to use your body and activate muscles so that you can do all of the things you love – without pain and dysfunction!

Imagine your life without pain.

Imagine peak performance at work, in sports, and at play. Imagine having more energy, being stronger, leaner, more flexible and healthier for all of your life’s activities. Your body was designed for movement. Refresh was designed to help your body move well.

Refresh Pilates and Wellness Studio is family owned and operated by two generations of healthcare providers. Unaffiliated with any large corporation or franchise, clients will always be treated on a personal level and receive the best possible care.

We’re located on a beautiful, wooded one-acre lot – a far cry from the strip mall. Our atmosphere and playful staff will leave you feeling Refreshed.

What is Pilates?

After years of neck and low back pain, I finally found something that cured the pain and helped me do everything in my life easier, better, and with more joy! This included; sitting at a computer, going out with my friends, taking walks through the woods, dancing at weddings, playing golf and tennis, etc. I want to share this amazing form of exercise with everyone – no matter what age, fitness level or ability!

Pilates is the BEST way to incorporate your full BODY and MIND. In short, it helps you MOVE BETTER – which in turn helps you LIVE BETTER. What you practice in an hour long session with translate into better posture, strength, flexibility and overall ability to perform your everyday tasks and activities. It will get you on your way to a healthier lifestyle through MINDFUL movement.

Pilates is an innovative and safe system of mind-body exercise using a floor mat or a variety of equipment, such as the Reformer, Trapeze Table, Chair, Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, etc. We use the Reformer for a lot of classes at Refresh. It evolved from the principles of Joseph Pilates and can dramatically transform the way your body looks, feels, and performs. Pilates builds strength without excess bulk, capable of creating a sleep, toned body with slender thighs and a flat abdomen. (Yeah, we know – who doesn’t want that?)

It is a safe, sensible exercise system that will help you look and feel your very best. It teaches body awareness, good posture and easy, graceful movement. Pilates also improves flexibility, agility and economy of motion. It can even help alleviate a wide variety of aches and pains (this is why we use it with our physical therapy patients as well).

No matter what your age or condition, it will work for you, but don’t just take our word for it. According to the SGMA, in the U.S. alone nearly nine million people participated in Pilates in 2009 – a staggering 456% increase from 2000.

With the first class FREE… what are you waiting for?

Peace, Love, Pilates,

Stephanie Owens-Burkhart, PT, DPT

Founder of Refresh