About

The Studio is located in historic McKinney, Texas offers a holistic concept of physical care. With a fully equipped Pilates studio, Reformer, tower, chair, barrels, Yoga classes, chakra meditation and Reiki/healing sessions.

Your body is the vehicle that takes you through life. It was built for ease and is capable of efficient movement. Life style places demands on your body which require attention. If you neglect your body, your a “no body”. Be a whole body!

“In 10 sessions, you will feel better, in 20 sessions you will look better, and in 30 sessions you will have a whole new body,”– Joseph H. Pilates, founder of Pilates.

Joseph Pilates intended to call his method of exercise “contrology”.

“Contrology is complete coordination of body, mind and spirit. Through Contrology you first purposely acquire complete control of your own body and then through proper repetition of its exercises you gradually and progressively acquire that natural rhythm and coordination associated with all your subconscious activities.”

Joseph Pilates
Revolutionary founder of the method Pilates

 
Phyllis Parker Instructor/Trainer, Core Pilates Studio

Meet our instructor/trainer Phyllis E Parker

Phyllis has been involved in the fitness industry for over twenty years, with experience in group exercise, personal training and management. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and certifications from American College of Sports Medicine, Cooper, American Council on Exercise, Powerhouse Institute, Power Pilates and 200 RYT. She is a member of Pilates Method Alliance and The yoga alliance.

Phyllis’s experience comes not only from the fitness field, but her professional experience carried over to the medical field. She worked in physical therapy where she taught back school and rehabilitative exercise to patients. She was certified through the Saunders Institute for back and neck rehabilitation.

Adding to her list of credentials, Phyllis utilized her teacher education to teach for Collin County Community College. She taught for the American Red Cross as a CPR and First Aid instructor for five years. Prior to opening her studio she was director of fitness at Stonebriar Country club for seven years.

In May 2008 she began studies in eastern healing and yoga. The studies included Barbara Brennans work “Hands of light”, Anodea Judith, PhD “Wheels of Life”, Rosalyn Bruyere ” Wheels of light”. Her Yoga studies are from the teachings of IB.K.S. Iyengar and Diane Long. Successfully combining her talents in Pilates, Fitness, yoga, and spiritual , Phyllis has become a results oriented practitioner.

About Joseph Pilates

Founder of Pilates

Joseph H. Pilates is the founder of the Pilates method of body conditioning. Joe was born in Germany in 1880. As a child he suffered from asthma, rickets and rheumatic fever. This was the beginning of his lifetime pursuit of physical fitness. In his determination to strengthen his body, he observed different styles of exercise: Greek and Roman regimens along with Zen and yoga. He believed “Physical fitness to be the first requisite of happiness”. And that, “our interpretation of physical fitness is the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind, fully capable of naturally, easily and satisfactorily performing our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.”