Westin Athletic Club offers Pilates Joint Replacement Workshop

April 1st Elizabeth Larkam workshop focusing on exercises for hip & knee replacement patients

By Julie Dunn
February 22, 2012
The Athletic Club at The Westin is pleased to be hosting a Pilates Joint Replacement Workshop with renowned Pilates master instructor Elizabeth Larkam on Sunday, April 1st.

Catering to clients who have had knee and hip replacements, this workshop will feature instruction in both classical and contemporary Pilates mat sequences, followed by a demonstration and supervised practice of studio sequences on the reformer, chair with split petal, trapeze table and barrels. It will also include a Mat Pilates Class open to all joint replacement clients, Pilates instructors and the general public. The schedule for April 1 is as follows:

• 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. Mat Pilates Class open to everyone
• 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Sequences for knee replacement patients
• 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Sequences for hip replacement patients

Elizabeth Larkam is internationally recognized as an innovator of mind- body movement techniques for therapeutic, performing arts and fitness settings. A Stanford educated Gold Certified Pilates Method Alliance teacher, she has studied with many first generation Pilates teachers, including Ron Fletcher, Eve Gentry, Carola Trier and Alan Herdman. Larkam is a guild-certified Feldenkrais practitioner, certified Gyrotonic® and Gyrokinesis™ instructor, Franklin Method teacher and OM Yoga instructor. She is completing a Masters of Intuitive Medicine at the Academy of Intuitive Medicine and has worked with many sports medicine patients, professional dancers, clinical and fitness professionals and soldiers at rehabilitation center worldwide.

The cost of the Pilates Joint Replacement Workshop is $250 before March 1 or $290 from March 1st through April 1st. The Pilates Mat Class is an additional $20 for attendees or $30 for the public. Workshop attendees can spend the night at The Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa at Beaver Creek Mountain for a special discounted rate of $199 per night.

To register for the Pilates Joint Replacement Workshop, please call 970-790-2051.
The Athletic Club at The Westin recently completed a $1 million expansion and now offers more than 27,000 square feet of wellness space, including a new Pilates Studio with 4 Reformers, a new Cycling Studio with an 10 person multi-rider Computrainer program and a redesigned Movement Studio with TRX Total Body Workout, Stroops Performance training, Pilates Barre and Zumba. For more information, please call 970-790-2051 or visit www.athleticclubwestin.com

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