Dr. Tom Merrell

“I added Pilates to my fitness regimen several years ago to improve my flexibility and to build core strength.  In the process I’ve come to believe that Pilates is truly forEVERY BODY in every stage of life.  The physically fit person who already has a fitness regimen doing weights and cardio will benefit from the stretching and fascia release that are the cornerstone of the Pilates method. And for those new to exercise, the core strength and flexibility gained through Pilates will help prevent future injuries. I’ve watched patients with chronic back pain experience almost immediate relief from adding a consistent Pilates practice! On a personal note, I recently had a shoulder injury and through PT and Pilates, I have avoided a surgery that would have impacted my ability to work and enjoy my favorite activities.”  Tom Merrell, MD