Mike Phillips - Pilates Practitioner
Mike Phillips has always had a passion for extreme-sports. In 1987 he began snowboarding as a Pro-Form Rider and in 1988, a Flow-Rider for various companies. In 1995 he began competing professionally for Never Summer Snow boards (later, changing to Nitro snowboards), Burton boots and bindings, Arnette Optics, Concept Clothing, Specialty Sports, Mountain Creak Resort, Intra West, Pepsi Co., Duffs Shoes and Kue Wax.
During his years of competition, he experienced various injuries; he dislocated both shoulders, rolled both of his ankles, broke his tail bone, dislodged and broke several ribs, a broken elbow (which took major reconstructive surgery to repair), he dislocated his jaw, fractured his skull, and dislocated both of his knees. Although he was told that his knees had to be replaced, due to a partial tear in the ACL, PCL, and a bruised meniscus (from the dislocation), he refused to undergo surgery due to the lengthy recovery time and other issues associated with replacement surgeries. So, he began his quest for a way to rebuild and repair his knees without surgery. At last, Mike discovered the benefits of pilates! This opened the door for him to rebuild his whole body. He has now freed himself of asthma, arthritis, neck pain, back pain, and still has his own knees. He has had great success in helping his clients meet--and in some cases exceed--their goals for a pain free life.
Mike obtained his certifications in 2003 from PCC in Raleigh, NC. He then opened The Core-A Pilates Studio, and in 2007 Mike and Amber expanded the pilates studio to become Body Synergy, a wellness center offering skin care, massage therapy, yoga and pilates. In 2012, with a better focus on the rehab of his clientele, added Directional Non-Force Chiropractic, Acupuncture, Massage, and Qi Gung to his practice. His goal is to help you keep your original parts as well as assist in post-surgery rehab. “After experiencing so many different types of injuries, along with the options I was given for recovery, I began to feel like there wasn’t any hope left for me to continue with the active lifestyle I’ve always enjoyed,” says Mike, “Once I discovered the power of Pilates, I was given a new lease on life! I am so inspired, everyday, by my clients as they move towards healing and rebuilding their bodies. I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of that process.”