DEIRDRE ADKINS

Founder & NCPT Certified Pilates Instructor

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I was first introduced to the Pilates method in 1994 through a community mat class.  After my first few classes I was hooked.  In 2010 I was diagnosed with Carcinoid Cancer and lost my left lung as a result.   After surgery I was in a great deal of pain and had limited mobility in my left arm.  I began practicing apparatus based Pilates as a way to strengthen and heal my body.  After six months I was nearly pain free, had full range of motion, and was breathing better than ever.  After feeling the healing properties of Pilates firsthand, I decided to enter teacher training.  I completed my comprehensive certification through Harmony Pilates' teacher training program in 2015.  Upon completion I was grateful to join the Harmony teaching family.  

I am a NCPT certified Pilates instructor.  Additionally I hold certification as a Certified Cancer Exercise Specialist. It is my great desire to guide others toward healing and progress through the Pilates method.  

Some of my specialties include working with: 

  • women in all stages of menopause

  • osteopenia and osteoporosis
  • cancer patients and survivors

  • pre and postnatal mothers
     

When not in studio I enjoy time in Frick Park with my dogs, a good book, and time spent with my family.  

 CLIENTS DESCRIBE MY TEACHING AS...

EMPOWERING

INCLUSIVE

THOUGHTFUL

APPROACHABLE

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