Mariska Breland, PMA®-CPT, is the lead instructor for Fuse Pilates, a contemporary Pilates studio in Washington, D.C. She began practicing Pilates in 1999 and teaching in 2003. As part of her Pilates qualification through BASI Pilates, she completed a research project on Pilates for MS patients, which she expanded into an in-depth Pilates for Neurological Conditions teacher training, incorporating the latest research in neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation. A student of neuroscience, Mariska has designed additional workshops focusing on integrating brain science into exercise programs to enhance performance and improve neurological function. Her workshops and classes have been featured on Pilates Anytime.
You have one hour to work with your client. If you have a client with a neurological disease, chances are there’s a lot to work on. How do you choose what to do? And for a client whose body might respond oddly to movement, how do you structure a session so both of you feel […]