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About Barbara Bruni

bio-picBarbara Bruni, owner, holds comprehensive Pilates certifications from Polestar Pilates Education, and Powerhouse Pilates. These Pilates-evolved programs apply current research and practice in biomechanics, sports medicine and movement science to the principles of Joseph Pilates. She also holds a certification from the Pilates Method Alliance, the national certification exam that provides evidence that the trainer meets accepted professional standards. She is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and specializes in the John Barnes’ Technique of Myofascial Release – releasing restrictions to allow freedom of movement and a greater capacity to strengthen and stretch the body thereby reducing pain. With her 25 years of experience in the health and fitness field Barbara will work with you on developing and achieving your goals.  Your appointment can be a full Pilates or Gyrotonic exercise session or bodywork.  If you are in need of pain relief it may be a combination of bodywork and therapeutic exercises.  Your posture, gait and alignment will be assessed and a combination of movement and manual techniques may be used to help a person become pain free, look and feel better as well as gain strength and flexibility to move with more ease and freedom. Barbara is certified and licensed to teach the GYROTONIC® Expansion System created by Julio Horvath and does private sessions on the GYROTONIC® Pulley Tower. She is also certified and licensed in GYROKENISIS. Barbara has owned and operated the Pilates Core Training Studio in Pensacola, FL since 2000. She is adjunct faculty at the University of West Florida in the Health, Leisure and Exercise Department. Barbara has created and hosted the popular local TV show, Pilates Core Training, which airs on UWF-TV, Cox Cable channel 4, M-W-F at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. http://www.wuwf.org/radiotv/wuwftv.shtml