Penn State Hershey University Fitness Center

Pilates for Managing Low Back Pain

Why Pilates?  Pilates is an ideal exercise modality for those dealing with chronic low back pain.  Its low-impact nature makes it appropriate for any age or fitness level.  Some of the extensive benefits of Pilates include: increases in core strength, flexibility, and mobility.

Starting with Pilates Fundamentals, this program will utilize Pilates mat exercises to strengthen, stretch, and help restore mobility.  Depending on the progression of the participants, small props or work on the studio equipment may be included.


  • Mondays: 5:45 – 6:30 PM
  • April 29 – June 24 (No Class May 27)
  • $135 Paid in Advance, $140 Paid Day of
  • Instructor: Jen Price
  • Please call 717-531-7075 to register

About the Instructor: Jen is a Senior Exercise Physiologist and oversees our Pilates Studio operations.  She has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Penn State University, is a Peak Pilates® Certified Comprehensive Instructor, and has been teaching Pilates at the University Fitness Center since 2009.  Jen was a competitive figure skater so the precision and concentration required in Pilates was of natural appeal to her.  After losing a family member to breast cancer, she was instrumental in bringing The Pink Ribbon Program™ to the UFC and is trained as a Pink Ribbon Program Breast Cancer Exercise Specialist.  Currently, she is pursuing the Discover*Move*Inspire Masters in Pilates Teaching through the Austin Pilates Barn.  In addition to her Pilates certifications, Jen holds certifications from the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a Gold-Certified Medical Exercise Specialist and Certified Personal Trainer.