Author Archives: Dan Wilson

Dan Wilson

About Dan Wilson

Sr. Communications Manager, Balanced Body

Dan Wilson is the Senior Communications Manager here at Balanced Body. In his spare time he enjoys talking to himself, annoying his wife and children, and the Golden State Warriors.

Connie Cooley and Emily Mokwuyne

Q and A with Emily Mokwuyne and Connie Cooley, Winners of Our “Who Moves You” 40th Anniversary Contest

NOTE: Balanced Body recently completed our “Who Moves You” contest to celebrate our 40th year of healthy change through movement. The contest asked people to nominate a movement instructor that had gone “above and beyond” with a 250 word essay. After nearly two thousand incredibly inspiring nominations and close to 10,000 votes for our 5 finalists, our winner was announced on Tuesday. It’s Emily Mokwuyne of Pilates by Redhead in Florence, AL. Read more »


The Absolute Center Endeavor Program

The Absolute Center Endeavor Program: Bringing hope, and results, to those with spinal cord injuries (Part Two)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in our 2016 catalog. For Part One please see our March 18 post.

Arash was one of the first to come on board and thinks that Pilates is a great fit for SCI clients. “What I found with Alejandra and NKP was noticeable and fast progress. SCI is a devastatingly slooooow injury to recover from. Read more »


The Absolute Center Endeavor Program

The Absolute Center Endeavor Program: Bringing hope, and results, to those with spinal cord injuries (Part One)

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in our 2016 catalog.

“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

In July of 2012, Arash Bayatmakou fell from a third story apartment balcony shattering his C5 and C6 vertebrae, and leaving him paralyzed at the time from the chest down. This past summer, Arash completed Mat 1 and 2 Pilates instructor courses and is currently starting his apparatus training. Read more »