“Strong people find their weaknesses, weak people find their strengths. All are able to succeed and find challenges at varying levels." Sandi M. , Peyow™ Aqua Pilates Instructor
Joseph Pilates original principals and exercises are adapted for the water. “Peyow” (pee-yow‘) is the Chinese Mandarin word for float, “Floating Pilates.” Anne Pringle Burnell, creator of the Peyow™ Aqua Pilates program produced the Peyow™ Aqua Pilates 85-minute DVD, and the Manual for instructors and therapists, written by Anne and physical therapist Lee Everett.
The Peyow Aqua Pilates DVD, for both fitness enthusiasts and teachers, features the full program with postural and exercise instruction throughout, different modifications for all levels, and a laminated fold-out of the workout basics to take to the pool. Peyow™ Aqua Pilates was featured in Chicago Magazine, and Chicago Health & Beauty as one of the best new fusion workouts of 2005. Original music featured in the DVD, Aquacadence, is also available on CD.
The Peyow™ Aqua Pilates workout facilitates increased flexibility while challenging the individual to maintain core stabilization, balance, and postural alignment in the healing environment of water. Pilates enthusiasts who practice traditional Pilates may want to add the element of water for a greater challenge to stability. It is a great alternative for those who have limitations in the Pilates mat workout, which is gravity based (body weight) or do not have access to the resistance machines of traditional Pilates. Beginning Pilates students, especially those who love aquatics, could benefit greatly from adding some of these core strengthening and stretching exercises to their routine.
Peyow™ Aqua Pilates was developed at the 5 Star Peninsula Hotel Chicago by Anne Pringle Burnell, and is accredited continuing education for Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute, Aquatic Exercise Association, American Council on Exercise, Aerobics & Fitness Association of America. She also developed the Stronger Seniors™ Workout Program.
Anne Pringle Burnell created and developed the Peyow™ Aqua Pilates program which premiered at the Peninsula Spa Chicago in 2001. She is Certified by the American Council on Exercise, Aquatics Exercise Association, AquaStretch™ , Aerobics & Fitness Association of America, Nia Technique Black Belt, and Stott Pilates™ . Anne has been a featured presenter at national and international conferences including: American Cancer Society, The American Lung Association, Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, National Council on Aging/American Society on Aging Joint Conference, Northwestern Memorial Integrative Medicine Women's Health Conference, International Aquatic Fitness Conference, SCW Fitness Midwest Mania, and the International Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Institute Symposium. She is a Faculty/educational provider for ATRI, AEA, ACE, AFAA, AquaStretch™ and Stott Pilates™ . She developed the Stronger Seniors™ Workout Program for older adults and people with disabilities, injuries, or chronic conditions. Anne instructs classes at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Peninsula Chicago, University of Illinois Chicago, and Stott Pilates™ Certification courses.
ACE (American Council
AEA (Aquatic Exercise
AFFA (American Fitness
Stott Pilates™ Full
The Nia Technique® Black
Stott Pilates™, Merrithew
Health & Fitness Instructor Trainer
Aquatic Therapy &
American Council on
Aerobics Fitness Assoc. of
Peyow Aqua Pilates®
International Aquatic Fitness Conference
Aquatic Therapy & Rehab Symposium
Northwestern Medicine Women's Integrative Health Conference
Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Annual Conference 2014
National Council on Aging/Society of Aging Joint Conference
Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation/Self Magazine
Institute of Chicago
Pilates Chicago at Core Evolution
of Illinois at Chicago
for Life & Learning at Fourth Presbyterian Church
Lee Everett has been a physical therapist for over 20 years. She holds a Masters Degree in physical therapy from Northwestern University and a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology from Northeastern Illinois University. Lee has been working in the fitness industry teaching group exercise classes for over 20 years. Ms. Everett began her training in Pilates informally while working at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. There she worked with other Pilates trained physical therapists rehabilitating patients in the performing arts and chronic pain programs. Lee is certified by Stott Pilates and is a Stott Pilates instructor trainer.Lee teaches Pilates mat classes, and conducts private sessions at her own studio, Healthy Motion, in Wheaton, Illinois. In 2005, she joined Anne to collaborate on the Peyow Aqua Pilates instructor manual. Lee was a presenter at the National Council on Aging/American Council on Aging Joint conference in 2010.