More than just fitness, regular exercise is also a proven way to help you increase muscle tone, build endurance, and lose weight. All of these achievements can add up to a serious boost in confidence and self-esteem. Then there’s the positive social aspect that comes with exercise and physical activity.
The truth, however, is that not all fitness communities are created equal. Ron Jegadeesh knows this better than most. When he created Pilates Fitness & Physical Therapy Center in Southfield, it was with the goal of helping people gain better control of movement in a functional and pain-free way that would allow them to not just get in shape, but to stay physically and functionally fit, as well.
Through Pilates and a specialized movement system known as Gyrotonic®, Jegadeesh and his staff provide quality treatment, education, and motivation by teaching movement and postural reeducation through these systems. They utilize a holistic, self-empowered approach to rehabilitation and fitness, and are dedicated to helping their clients understand and work with injuries using these unique methodologies on traditional equipment as well as the mat.
Jegadeesh’s credentials are unparalleled. As a physical therapist with more than 30 years of experience in the rehabilitation of numerous orthopedic and neurological diagnoses, he’s also a PMA Pilates certified teacher, certified Polestar Pilates rehabilitation specialist, Stott Pilates® fully certified instructor, and certified Gyrotonic and Gyrokinesis® instructor.
This isn’t your average “fitness community.” While there’s an extensive schedule of classes in Pilates and Gyrotonic, Pilates Fitness & Physical Therapy Center goes above and beyond with manual/hands-on therapy, biomechanical evaluation and management, treatment of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular problems, and the utilization of these modalities as methods for rehabilitation. Of these two exercise modalities, Gyrotonic is certainly the lesser known — but it’s no less effective in offering tremendous benefits that include increasing flexibility and building strength.
Generally speaking, Pilates focuses on alignment and the idea that all movement comes from the core. It’s a low-impact exercise that can be done at any age, and incorporates mindful and precise movement to help students learn new patterns (and correct faulty ones) on the muscular, skeletal, and nervous system level.
While Pilates strengthens and stabilizes the core body, or foundation, it teaches students to move efficiently while strengthening muscles and improving flexibility, posture, and mobility. Even though the core is often the main target of Pilates’ linear and two-dimensional movements, it works other parts of the body, as well.
Gyrotonic is an equally challenging yet rehabilitative workout. The circular movements are original and unique, and work to open energy pathways to improve strength, stimulate the nervous system, and increase range of motion. With Gyrotonic exercises, movements are fluid and connected, allowing the joints to move through a natural range of motion. The sequences are crafted to create balance and improve strength and flexibility without any jarring or compression.
The highly-skilled trained instructors and therapists at Pilates Fitness & Physical Therapy Center are all well versed in each of these modalities and use a traditional approach to rehabilitation that focuses on functional training, movement re-education, a holistic integration of mind and body, and a smooth progression from rehabilitation to fitness. This approach empowers patients to take charge of their own recovery and restore their overall fitness and well-being. What’s more, Pilates Fitness & Physical Therapy Center accepts insurance, so these services are in reach for everyone.
“We’re looking to develop lifelong relationships with our patients and clients while striving to provide high-quality care in a positive and encouraging environment,” Jegadeesh says. “Our goal is to help our clients succeed in their journey to lifelong well-being.”
Contact us at 248-552-1012 or check out our website at pilatesfitnessevolution.com!