The Pilates Equipment Shop is a re-seller in Hawaii for Stott-Merrithew and an affiliate for Pilates Direct for BASI, Elina and Peak Pilates equipment manufacturers.
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We provide premium exercise equipment for Pilates and mind-body professionals, clubs, health care professionals, personal trainers, group fitness instructors and athletes.
Aloha, I’m Samantha Reed Omick, comprehensive Pilates instructor, with Stott Pilates and Body Matrix, Toronto, ON. I studied Physical and Health Education at the University of Toronto and graduate studies in biomechanics looking at the rate of recovery from injury using the American Medical Association’s guidelines to determine impairment. I played basketball for U of Toronto, the junior national team and my undefeated high school team, the Erin Raiders. I later, discovered Pilates through Moira Stott of Merrithew and Vivian Nickels of Pilates Downtown, Body Matrix.
Vivian was initially mentored by both Moira and Allan Herdman. Allan is a Pilates elder who learned the Pilates method back in the 1960s in New York City, from Carola Trier and Robert Fitzgerald, two instructors who were trained by Joseph Pilates himself. Allan returned to London to open the first Pilates studio in the UK, where Vivian was lucky enough to train.
Pilates changed my physique and made future sport endeavors so much easier on my body. I wish I had added Pilates to my routine at the beginning of my athletic career. I have been instructing Pilates for over 20 years. I believe Pilates is applied biomechanics. “Biomechanics provides a universal principle of human movement. When the head, neck and back are in proper alignment or in “neutral” the spine and the rest of the body is in it’s strongest position. Learning how to move with this position unlocks the center of power of the body. Movement then has efficiency and grace while maintaining minimal muscular tension.” read more
It has not been my only occupation. Wanting to get out of the medical-rehab office, and test my theories, I followed a dream to instruct snowboarding and work outdoors. Fresh air, sunshine and a non-seated occupation somehow became a priority. I ended up snowboarding mainly for fun in the winter and framed homes all year round. It was challenging, but fun, demanding work that taught me the world of construction and eventually design.
Currently, I live in Honolulu with my husband. He is also a snowboarder and surfer. I teach Pilates classes and private sessions and am a re-seller for Pilates equipment. I can help you figure out what Pilates equipment would suit your needs, help you with studio/ workout area layout and design, assist with reduced shipping fees to HI, provide training manuals, fitness DVDs and online training sessions.
I invite you to add Pilates to your health and fitness regime. It has helped me recover, rejuvenate and stay strong for my new sport of surfing. Pilates is not a fad or some new exercise gimmick. Pilates works. We recommend that you do and learn about Pilates training first at a studio. You will feel and see the difference. Start today.