‘The Power of Pilates,’ Saturday, Feb. 18

Saturday, February 18, 2012 - 10:30am to 11:30am
 
Arthritis is no match for “The Power of Pilates,” a free, active event, open to the public, on Saturday, Feb. 18, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., in the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building (BIO5 Institute), Room 103, 1657 E. Helen St., Tucson (southeast corner of E. Helen St. and N. Cherry Ave., on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus). Free parking is available in UA lots near the building. Water will be provided. 
 
The event is presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.
 
“The Power of Pilates” session will emphasize the balanced development of the body through strength, flexibility and awareness to support efficient and graceful movement. Karma Kientzler will present the Fletcher Pilates® Towelwork program of coordinated movement and breath that was originally done with a rolled towel to strengthen the body’s core. Utilizing the Fletcher Pilates braided towel teaches shoulder stabilization and use of the arms in this unique Pilates method. 
 
Karma Kientzler has been a leader in the fitness, aquatics and movement therapy industries for more than 35 years. Her role as general manager and assistant fitness director at the Oaks of Ojai (Calif.) Spa led her to Tucson to become a founding member of Canyon Ranch Health Resort with Enid and Mel Zuckerman. At Canyon Ranch, she was the spa and fitness director and pioneered the introduction of Pilates and movement therapy in a resort setting. Karma co-authored the book, Fitness First: 14 Days to the New You, has produced three fitness videos and is a frequent consultant, public speaker and workshop presenter. 
 
Space is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, contact the University of Arizona Arthritis Center, 520-626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu Notification of cancellations also is requested.
 
The session is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly ‘active lectures’ presented by the University of Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. 
 
The Spring 2012 active series will be held each month on a Saturday through May 19, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Thomas W. Keating Bioresearch Building (BIO5 Institute), Room 103, 1657 E. Helen St., Tucson. Upcoming active lectures include:
 
· Saturday, March 10, “Gentle Stretch,” Christina Lopez, fitness manager, and Jennifer Spencer, assistant fitness manager, Canyon Ranch Health Resort 
 
· Saturday, April 21, “Joint Freeing,” Kay Quatraro, fitness specialist, Canyon Ranch Health Resort
 
· Saturday, May 19, “Chair Yoga,” Laurie Huntzinger, fitness specialist, Canyon Ranch Health Resort
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 The Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu