What is Pilates?

Susan Stack, Fusion Movement Pilates, Eugene, Oregon, Hoop Dance ZenGa Total BarrePilates is a form of mind-body exercise that enables people to correct muscular, skeletal, and fascial imbalances that affect healthy movement patterns. Pilates excels at maintaining proper body mechanics by utilizing the breath to activate deep structural and postural muscles that provide stability to the joints and to the body overall.

Pilates is highly proficient at supporting motor functions of the brain by facilitating the ability to create movement patterns that allow muscles to activate in a functional sequence. Applying this holistic approach to fitness emphasizes quality, precision, and control of movement by developing enhanced self and body awareness.

In the fall of 2007, Susan began her own Stott Pilates Teacher Training Certification Courses at PNWP. In January of 2008, she received certification to teach Stott Pilates at the Essential and Intermediate level in Mat and Reformer. On January 31, 2010, Susan became a fully Certified Level One Stott Pilates Instructor in Cadillac, Stability Chair, Barrels: Ladder Barrel, Spine Corrector, Arc Barrel, Injuries and Special Populations.

Susan’s Mission

To teach clients about basic body mechanics and postural awareness. I strive to provide clients with safe, effective, and functional exercise programs where each individual can apply what he/she learns through our Pilates lessons to his/her activities of daily living.

Susan Stack, Fusion Movement Pilates, Eugene, Oregon, Hoop Dance ZenGa Total Barre

Educating the mind so the body can move freely.

By applying the Stott principles Susan teaches clients how to engage “core” muscles properly, with the results improving:

  • spinal stabilization and mobility,
  • postural awareness,
  • muscular endurance,
  • joint range of motion,
  • proprioception,
  • coordination,
  • balance,
  • ease of movement,
  • stamina,
  • and flexibility.

Susan breaks down each exercise so her clients truly understand where the movement is initiated from in the body. Susan’s slow and gentle approach to teaching Pilates enables her clients to attain their fitness goals, while learning to heal and prevent injuries.