Nancy McKinnon, BASc (Hons), Neurological Program Director at Body Harmonics, Teacher Trainer, Mentor, and Rehabilitative specialist. "What I love most about this work is guiding people to learn about how their body functions and then leading them to experience changes in their body so they leave feeling better than when they arrived."

PD Series, Part 3: Pilates-inspired class plans and tips for teaching people with Parkinson’s

When I first worked with people with neurological conditions, I was a relatively new studio teacher. I benefitted greatly from mentors who guided me thoughtfully and by immersing myself in the science of human movement available through Body Harmonics’ extensive Continuing Education program, and beyond. Eighteen years later, as director of our NeuroFit program at…

Pilates for neurological disorders: best kept secret at Body Harmonics

Over the last 15 years Body Harmonics has offered specialized mat-based exercise for people with neurological disorders, namely Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s. Currently, we offer three classes each week at different levels. Once class, called Neuro-Active, includes resistance-based sequences using the Pilates Springboard machine. We have deliberately kept the program intimate and word of mouth…