Pilates of Yuma

Balance... the secret to a healthy life

Cindy Turrentine
Owner: Dancemakers Inc & Pilates of Yuma

Cindy has been training local dancers in the Yuma community for over 3 decades.  She received her training at United States International University and holds professional teaching certifications with Dance Masters of America, Dance Educators of America.  She received her Pilates Certification in the Balanced Body Technique ® through the University of Las Vegas in 2014 and is trained in the STOTT Pilates Technique for Injuries and Special Populations.  Turrentine's teaching career is relatively well known. However, her personal journey through injury, surgery and the rehabilitation process is not.  In 1998, Turrentine sustained an injury as a result of a pre-existing anatomical alignment flaw in her left knee.  That alignment issue ultimately resulted in five surgeries over a 15 year time span.  Throughout that process she used her training in anatomy and the dancers’ knowledge of symmetry and balance to assist her in the rehabilitative process.  She realized that to create the quality of life that she desired would take finding a form of rehabilitative exercise that would allow her to take control of her health and her life. Through research she found that Pilates was the only training system that focused on the stabilizing muscles of the joints as well as the core, spinal alignment and overall body strength and flexibility. Her profession and training along with her experiences as a patient have instilled in her a unique perspective. This perspective allows her to recognize and understand her clients physical needs, as well as the insight to provide them with the support and assistance they are searching for to improve the quality of their own lives.