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Everyone will have back pain at some point in their lifetime. When it's you or your clients, will you know what to do? Be prepared to offer wellness programs to those with special needs due to back pain.

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Student Classes

Don’t let back pain prevent you from being able to exercise any longer. Use the links below to find one of our licensed YUR Back instructors in your area, or purchase an instructional video to exercise at home.

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About YUR Back

The YUR Back exercise program, created by Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby combines therapeutic exercise, Pilates, and muscle balancing techniques to create a safe and effective work out for those recovering from low back pain.

Dr. Romani-Ruby incorporates exercises and movements from evidence based research that create a challenging work out without exacerbation of low back pain.

Strengthening the core, arms and legs, the YUR Back program also improves posture, can be done with or without equipment, and is even safe for those with osteoporosis or scoliosis.

YUR Back Interview Videos

The clips below were taken from an interview with Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby discussing the YUR Back program and what it's designed to accomplish. Created in her studio, PHI Pilates in Pittsburgh, PA, the program is designed to help those suffering from back pain be able to work out again.

The Goal

Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby discusses the goal of the YUR Back program.


Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby discusses the creation of the YUR Back program.


Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby discusses the basics of how the YUR Back program works.


Dr. Christine Romani-Ruby discusses the components of the YUR Back program.


  • I really enjoyed your presentation and all the various moves and exercises related to spinal stenosis relief and strengthening. I learned a lot and you're a great teacher. I love how you integrate your PT background with Pilates and body movement and muscle relationship to postural orientation. I'm excited to try some of exercises on even my regular clients.
    Lisa Trunk
  • The YUR Back principles and exercises that I learned with you last month have been so incredibly helpful. This past month we seem to have been inundated with clientele with back issues and I have really been able to apply the principles.
    Melissa Sherbondy

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Our on-demand videos are the perfect way to start training from your home. Don't let your back pain slow you down for another minute - start training with the YUR Back program now!

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Attention Guests: Our Physical Location is Temporarily Closed

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In compliance with the governor’s order, we have closed our physical location in Pennsylvania and will remain closed through the end of April. Please refer to this area for updates as this information may change.

We are offering short work outs free online via IGTV and Facebook so please tune in and tone up with us.  There are links below to join our Instagram and Facebook.

If you are a regular studio client and you have a package of classes, please know that expiration dates will be extended when business resumes. We miss you and are looking forward to seeing you back at the studio soon!

We now have Virtual Private Sessions, virtual classes and pre-recorded home workouts available with your favorite instructor. The virtual sessions and classes are offered through Zoom.  You can use your present packages or purchase sessions through Mind Body.  The pre-recorded streamed classes are available for purchase in our web store.

Please email us at or call/text Chrissy at 724-344-7369 if you are interested in a private session or have any questions.  View this page to prepare for your virtual session:

If you are in teacher training, please watch the course schedule as we will indicate course cancellations. Courses offered in the Pittsburgh and St. Mary's locations will be done virtually with Zoom on the dates listed.  Our online continuing education is still available and can be purchased in the web store.

Keep moving and stay healthy,
Chrissy and the PHI Pilates team

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