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Patricia Massey Welter

About Patricia Massey Welter

Co-Owner Suncoast Pilates, Palm Harbor, FL. Balanced Body Faculty Member

Patricia Massey Welter is Co-Owner (along with her husband Robert) of Suncoast Pilates in Palm Harbor, Florida. Patricia is a Pilates Method Alliance Certified Pilates Teacher ( PMA®-CPT ), a “Second Generation Pilates Teacher,” and a “Lolita San Miguel Pilates Master™.” Patricia is also a Balanced Body Faculty member and Suncoast Pilates is a Balanced Body Authorized Training Center.

Sonja six weeks post surgical

Breast Cancer, Pilates and Recovery – Part 3 of 3

RECAP: In part one, long time Suncoast Pilates client Sonya had been diagnosed with breast cancer during a routine mammogram, experiencing no symptoms or family history, in February 2015, After a biopsy confirmed the diagnosis, she opted to immediately have a double mastectomy, which was performed March 30, 2015. She has been a studio client since late 2006, taking Pilates sessions three times weekly. Read more »


Sonja at Balanced Body Headquarters

Breast Cancer, Pilates and Recovery – Part 2 of 3

RECAP: In part one, long time Suncoast Pilates client Sonya had been diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2015, and had a double mastectomy March 30, 2015. She has been a studio client since late 2006, taking Pilates sessions three times weekly, and had completed the Balanced Body Pilates instructor training program taught at the studio, though she had not yet tested out. Read more »




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Using Movement to Battle Diabetes
Part 2 – Complications

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series by Patricia on how she used mindful movement to recover from serious complications caused by diabetes. You can read her first entry here.

Diabetes is a disease that interferes with the body’s ability to use and store sugar, which can cause many health problems.

Too much sugar in the blood can cause damage throughout the body. Diabetes can result in many complications such as hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, skin complications, eye complications, neuropathy, foot complications, ketoacidosis, nephropathy (kidney disease), gastroparesis, high blood pressure and can lead to stroke and heart disease. Read more »