Pilates and Your Feet

Better Footcare this Summer

 Does this warm weather have you reaching for your “flip flops”.  If so think again!  According to recent research,  “flip flops” may be a direct cause of many foot, knee, and hip problems.

“The longer you are in “flip flops”, the more potential for low back and hip issues noted Howard Osterman, PDM, a partner in Foot and Ankle Specialist of the Mid-Atlantic in Washington, DC, and team podiatrist for the Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association.
Among chronic issues related to “flip flops”, specialists see Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinopathy, and metatarsalgia’s. Just as long-term use of flip flops can cause these lower extremity disorders, people who already have these conditions should stay away from this footwear, the experts agreed.
Center Strength Studios makes your “footwork” an integral part of your workout – strengthening feet, ankles, knees and hips.  We also provide Physical Therapy support.  Come check us out and enjoy your summertime with more awareness to your footwear choices.


Think of a tree.  Does it have all its strengths in its limbs? No. The tree is only as strong as its trunk and its roots. Without a strong trunk, the tree would topple over.  It’s the same for human bodies.  Core strength is essential to better posture, flexibility and balance in all aspects of our life.

Known best for strengthening our cores, Pilates also works out our entire body.  Because it focuses on building long lean muscles that are less injury prone than muscles built by traditional weight bearing workouts, Pilates is being used widely by professional athletes and sports teams.  It’s also used as part of the PT process, it is safe yet effective part of physical therapy programs.  And because it creates visible results, celebrities are using Pilates to stay “camera ready”.

Recommit to Fitness Journey

Recommit to Fitness Journey

Have you been avoiding commitment?

It's been a tough year. We imagine you've put your self care on the backburner. Let's help you recommit to fitness. Join our 30 day Fitness Journey. You'll earn points for attending specific pilates, yoga or barre classes, adding in new nutrition tips into your week as well as getting out and about a bit more. Starts February 15th and ends March 15th.

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Check off the tasks on our Recommit Journey Game Card. You'll earn one point for each task. Work towards entries to our raffle for center strength studio prizes, centered+STRONG fitness apparel and gear as well as a night at Devils Thumb Ranch Resort and Spa.

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Find out more about the Journey. It's a great first step to put fitness first.


Come see how we’ve grown!

Check out our expanded weekend schedule at Center Strength South Gaylord. TRX classes are available at Center Strength South Gaylord and at our Golden location. Barre classes are now available at Center Strength South Broadway and Golden.