JILL GILBERT LUCAS – Owner, GULF COAST PILATES
Jill has always been curious about movement of the human body and it’s inherent connections to, and effects on, the mind.
Which led her to pursue, for decades, many avenues that offered different ways of moving and healing. Among these were yoga, Pilates, Feldenkrais, and myriad methods that branched out of these older foundations. She now finds herself immersed in the world of fascial healing through an innovative method called Spatial Medicine, founded by Karin Locher of CPM. Her appetite for learning and evolving to better serve her own mind and body to be able to pass it on to others is insatiable!
Originally trained in Polestar, Jill dabbled in many Pilates certification programs before landing with Balanced Body™, Inc. She was in the original training for the first group of Master Pilates Instructors and has since been a faculty member. Additionally, she is a Master teacher of Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ for Balanced Body™, a hands-on workshop designed specifically for movement therapists and educators and a Master teacher of Balanced Body Barre method. Certifications include Anatomy Trains, Pink Ribbon Exercise Specialist for breast cancer survivors, Smart Spine™ therapist, Piloxing, yoga, and is currently pursuing a certification with Contrology Pilates Method/Spatial Medicine as a fascial healing specialist.
Following a childhood involving gymnastics, dance, horses and music, then a degree from LSU in Neurolinguistics, she finds that her paths have led to the perfect place to fulfill her dream of helping herself and others maintain optimal health through awareness of all things that effect our well-being, including breathing, movement, nutrition and happy thoughts!
GULF COAST PILATES – The Studio
Gulf Coast Pilates was born around the turn of the century. We have become a full service Pilates studio that offers group and private instruction. Apparatus include Reformer, Tower, Exo chair, Arc, Orbit and MOTR, all Balanced Body equipment.
Certifications for Balanced Body Mat, Reformer and Comprehensive Pilates, Balanced Body Barre and Anatomy in Three Dimensions™ are available as well as Gulf Coast Pilates continuing education workshops such as Integrated Tower and Release, Re-set and Relax!