Barbara has been a physical therapist since 1995 and is a certified Pilates practitioner (Polestar). Barbara swam competitively in college for UNC-Chapel Hill while earning her BA in Elementary Education. She is our studio physical therapist, helping her clients move without pain through manual therapy and movement theory based on Pilates and various integrated movement systems.
Jacksonville native and mother of two, Theresa Scully is a physical therapist since 2000, earning her degree from the University of North Florida. She has dance and cheerleading experience of over 20years. She danced for the Arena II Football team, the Jacksonville Tomcats, 2000-2002. She proudly worked for the Jacksonville Jaguars as a Roar cheerleader from 2003-2006. She opened Arch Pilates in 2012 to combine physical therapy and Pilates training to help people with back pain. As an orthopedic physical therapist, she has extensive experience in sports medicine, orthopedic injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation, low back pain, neck pain, and various other chronic pain pathologies. She has been teaching Pilates since 2002. As a part of her own fitness training she is well versed in strength training and yoga.
Wendy has been in the health and fitness industry since 1987. Her own weight loss success story has been featured in Shape & Muscle & Fitness Magazine and Jacksonville’s local channel 12 fitness segment. She also holds 4 NPC bodybuilding championships. Here Pilates experience is vast, teaching since 2000 under various reputable certifications: Polestar, Powerhouse Pilates, AFAA, Madd Dogg Athletics, Yogafit, and Fittrek. She has experience in special populations such as low back pain, scoliosis, and osteoporosis. Wendy is a trustworthy and knowledgeable instructor that helps transition the studio’s rehabilitation clients from physical therapy/therapeutic Pilates to private or group Pilates.
Stephanie is a former dancer and college cheerleader. She has been teaching classical Pilates since 2007. She also has certifications in Barre and TRX. Stephanie is a strong addition to our fitness Pilates program. Her expertise in proper movement and mind-body connection affords her clients a full body work-out. Her students leave her sessions feeling, lengthened. Strong, and invigorated.
I have been in more than my share of auto accidents in the past four years. I was referred to my first Pilates physical therapy private in 2008 and they ended in 2009. Body awareness and posture techniques that Theresa Scully taught me will stay with me the rest of my life. I was fortunate enough to spend one on one time with her and learned something new and helpful with every visit. This girl knows her stuff; I’m serious when I say this. Theresa loves what she does and it shows in her passion for being in shape, helping others patiently, listening as well as always interacting enthusiastically about life and things going on in the patient’s life. Pilates helped me learn breathing techniques, stretching exercises, posturing and toning my body, and using cardio to take charge of my waistline. It also increased my energy level throughout the day. I experienced true life relief of a sore back and a stiff neck without taking pain medication. Pilates is like anything else in life. You get out of it what you put in it, and I am living proof and would do it all over again. I would recommend Pilates to anyone young or old, injured or not; it really works. Also you can help other people that you know and teach them the beneficial techniques learned from Theresa. My dad and grandmother have always had shoulder tension and headaches associated with neck pain, and they both have found relief in some of the things I taught them. Through simple massage to breathing and stretching, these techniques can be applied in real life situations. To anyone out there thinking of participating in Pilates, yoga, or needs physical therapy, Theresa Scully is the best in the business.
- Dan Coleman, thirty-something
Phone: Studio 904-374-3273
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11701 San Jose blvd, Ste 26, Jacksonville, FL 32223