Cheryl, Pilates Instructor at Longevita Pilates & Yoga Studio in Auburn W

Cheryl R

Pilates Instructor | NeuroFit Coach

Certified Pilates Matwork and Stott Pilates reformer trained

Certifications, Trainings, Specialties:

  • Physical Therapist Assistant(PTA)
  • Certified APPI Pilates Mat instructor
  • STOTT PILATES Trained Reformer instructor
  • Functional Aging Specialist
  • Certified Parkinson’s boxing coach through Rock Steady

Practicing/Teaching since:

Cheryl first started practicing Pilates after taking a continuing education class focusing on rehab using Pilates exercises in 2012. She started teaching Pilates mat and reformer with Longevita 6 years ago.

What to expect in class:

Cheryl likes to have fun while teaching. Most importantly keeping an eye on the correct form and technique of the moves. She uses her therapy knowledge to add a different component to the traditional Pilates classes. The benefits of class are improving your functional range of motion and increasing core strength to allow you to perform activities of daily life. After taking a class the goal is to leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to have a great day!

Get to know Cheryl:

Cheryl, a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA), recognized the importance of continuing education to maintain her licensure and enhance her skills in patient rehabilitation. Seeking new approaches to improve her patients’ outcomes, she decided to explore the field of Pilates through a course offered by the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute (APPI).

Through the Pilates for rehab course, Cheryl discovered a transformative approach to patient rehabilitation. Pilates, with its emphasis on core strength, flexibility, and body alignment, provided a unique framework for addressing various physical conditions and injuries. Cheryl quickly realized the potential of integrating Pilates principles and exercises into her patients’ rehabilitation programs.

The knowledge and techniques Cheryl acquired through the APPI course became invaluable in her practice. She began incorporating Pilates exercises into her treatment plans, tailoring them to meet the specific needs of her patients. The focus on core stability, postural alignment, and controlled movement offered a holistic approach to rehabilitation, enabling Cheryl to address not only the symptoms but also the underlying causes of her patients’ conditions.

By integrating Pilates into her practice, Cheryl witnessed significant improvements in her patients’ outcomes. The precise movements and attention to proper alignment helped her patients build strength, improve balance, and enhance overall body awareness. The mind-body connection inherent in Pilates allowed her patients to regain confidence and actively participate in their own recovery.

Cheryl’s decision to explore Pilates for rehab through the APPI course proved to be a turning point in her career. She discovered a powerful tool that complemented traditional physical therapy techniques and expanded her therapeutic options. The integration of Pilates principles and exercises allowed her to offer a comprehensive approach to rehabilitation, promoting long-term success and improved quality of life for her patients.

Continuing education opened doors for Cheryl, enabling her to explore innovative methods and broaden her skill set as a PTA. Through the APPI course, she found a path that aligned perfectly with her passion for patient care and the pursuit of excellence in rehabilitation. Cheryl’s commitment to staying current with the latest techniques and approaches exemplifies her dedication to providing the best possible care for her patients.

Biggest influences 

My Grandma because she was my biggest support!

Hobbies when not teaching: 

When not teaching Cheryl can be found running or hiking the trails with the dogs.  She enjoys camping and being outdoors.  Hanging out at the beach and listening to the waves is very peaceful and allows us to be centered.

Invitation to take a class: 

Mat Pilates:  All levels welcome.  We use a variety of props like resistance bands, foam roller, weights and physio ball to increase overall fitness.

Pilates Reformer: All over body strengthening utilizing equipment and modification as needed to complete the exercises. Always able to modify for injuries as needed so you can still come to class.

Neurofit:  Neurological program focusing on balance, strength, cognition, strong voices and endurance.  High energy low impact class.

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