Campus Life

Cindy Carraway-Wilson

Cindy Wilson grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and has always been physically active. Several years after moving to Brunswick, she discovered Midcoast Pilates Studio while looking for a different exercise routine. Cindy started practicing Pilates in March of 2010 in a Beginner Mat class with Jan Anderson. Yes, it’s Jan’s fault! She was immediately addicted to the mind-body experience of Pilates. Cindy practices Pilates at Midcoast Pilates Studio on the mat and apparatus as often as she can with the goal of always pushing beyond her current level.

Cindy first chose to get certified as a mat instructor with the encouragement of Jan and Maurine because she loved the impact Pilates had on her body and mind and wanted to share the practice with everyone! Teaching Pilates also fits nicely with her full-time job. Cindy graduated with a Master of Arts degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA with a concentration in Existential Psychology. Existential Psychology focuses on bringing mental health to the individual as a whole person, rather than simply looking at a problematic part of the person. Pilates fits in with Cindy’s philosophical perspective that true health and wellness must include the mind, body and spirit! She is a professional trainer in the human services field where she teaches skills related to working with young people, organizational development and strategic planning.

Cindy is now Comprehensively Certified through Peak Pilates and is a member of Pilates Method Alliance. She completed her Comprehensive Certification through Peak Pilates with Clare Dunphy, second generation Romana trained master trainer, on  November 25, 2012. She is currently certified through Peak to teach group classes and private clients on the mat and apparatus through the advanced level.

In addition to her passion for Pilates, Cindy enjoys walking and hiking with her husband and two Siberian Huskies, sea kayaking, gardening, traveling, maintaining and driving antique and classic cars, and caring for their 1780 Center Hall Colonial home (a true labor of love).

Cindy’s favorite Joe quote: “To achieve the highest accomplishments within the scope of our capabilities in all walks of life we must constantly strive to acquire strong, healthy bodies and develop our minds to the limits of our ability.” ~ Joseph H. Pilates

Core Pilates

Join us for a Pilates based lesson that focuses on stretching while strengthening your feet, hands, shoulders and back. One of our goals is for you to be able to repeat these simple stretches in the comfort of your own home between the lessons. In just one class you will standing taller and walking out of class with a spring in your step! This is the first step to feeling more energy at the beginning , middle and end of the day!!

We all know that any real program designed to make a serious change must go straight to the core! Mat Pilates classes strengthen and tone all of the body's core muscles through targeted exercises. Mat Pilates classes challenge the student to focus on specific muscle groups, and, with practice, students will soon build tremendous core strength. Strong core muscles support the spine, reduce back pain,  and are an integral component of athletic performance as well as every day balance. No Pilates experience is necessary, and this class is appropriate for students of all ability levels.