Active’s rehabilitation team specializes in the STOTT PILATES® method, which focuses on teaching correct alignment of the joints and reeducation of the muscles. This gentle exercise is beneficial for users of all ages and abilities.

When the body suffers a trauma, or poor posture is tolerated for a long period of time, a muscular imbalance can occur, meaning the muscles around a joint do not pull equally. If this condition is not addressed, the imbalance can become a long-term habit that can cause ongoing pain. Pilates works intelligently to rebalance the muscles around the joints and encourage lasting strength and wellness.

Pilates can be an important part of the process of recovering from an injury, when used alongside Chiropractic and Massage treatments. It can also be very useful for maintaining good posture and a healthy lifestyle through ongoing practice, which will help prevent relapse or reinjury long into the future.

Meet the Rehab Team

Katherine Brown

Katherine Brown is a Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor Trainer, as well as a Fully-Certified STOTT PILATES® Instructor (all equipment, all levels), with Specialist distinction in athletic conditioning. She has over nine years experience teaching group classes and private clients of all backgrounds and abilities.

Katherine came to Pilates through her career in classical Ballet, during which she used regular Pilates practice to prevent injury. She was fascinated by the Pilates method’s emphasis on biomechanics as a way of breaking down and understanding our movement patterns in order to create a more functional, integrated body. She is passionate about using Pilates to help others become more in touch with their own bodies and encourage efficient, healthy patterns of moving and living. She loves seeing that “aha moment” when a client finds their ideal alignment for the first time!

Katherine completed the various stages of her Pilates education first at Pacific Northwest Pilates in Portland, and then later at Active Pilates in Oxford, England and the Central YMCA Pilates Academy in London, England, and finally at the STOTT Pilates® Head Office in Toronto, Canada. She also holds certifications in Total Barre™ and Zen•Ga™ (Mat and Equipment).

Lindsay Burnley

Lindsay Burnley is a STOTT PILATES® Fully-Certified Instructor, with completion of the Injuries and Special Population course work. With a background in ballet, Lindsay developed body awareness and a keen eye for detail at an early age. As a student of the Classical Ballet training program at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center Lindsay learned of the Stott Pilates method and discovered its great benefit in developing her dance technique and preventing injury. After high school she began her training to become a Stott Pilates certified instructor with the goal of leading others to an active lifestyle and overall health. Along with earning her certification, Lindsay graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Health Science. With this further knowledge about the body, she feels comfortable working with injuries and has had much success helping others in their healing process.

Amy Edmonson

Amy Edmonson is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in Mat Level 1 and Reformer Level 1 with completion in the Injuries and Special Populations course work.

Amy was introduced to the benefits of Pilates after her health care provider suggested it hopes that the method would help relieve chronic pain caused by Fibromyalgia. After committing to a consistent Pilates practice, she noticed a reduction in not only the frequency of flare-ups but also the intensity of the pain she was enduring.

Through her own experiences, Amy easily empathizes with others living with chronic pain. She believes Pilates’ strongest asset is the promotion of body awareness. Learning and practicing mind-body connection provides a foundation for understanding biomechanical efficiency and coordination, progressing us from instability and pain to stability and ease of movement.

Anne Young

Anne Young is a STOTT PILATES® Certified Instructor in Matwork and Reformer, with completion of all Cadillac, Chair, and small equipment training. With over 15 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, Anne has worked with clients of all ranges.

Anne suffers from scoliosis and spondylolisthesis, and was led to discover the benefits of Pilates after experiencing chronic back pain for over 8 years. After unsuccessfully seeking pain relief through various traditional methods, Anne started working with a Physical Therapist who used the Pilates Method, and in just 3 weeks the pain was gone! She began to understand the positive effects of proper alignment and the negative effects of exercising in what she had previously thought was good posture. She is now able to manage her spinal conditions with Pilates, and keep her body pain free and happy.

Anne is also a NECP Certified Personal Trainer and ACE Certified Group Exercise Instructor, with certifications in Zumba, Spinning, and BodyStep, along with training in TRX, BOSU, Stability Barre, Pre & Post-natal Pilates, and numerous other courses.