Cleveland Cavaliers train at White Cloud Studio in CH

Troy McCarty (right) leads Cavaliers players and staff in a Pilates workout. Photos by Laurie Guenther.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have discovered the benefits of Pilates at White Cloud Studio in the Cedar Fairmount Business District. Troy McCarty, owner and lead instructor, works with several Cavs players weekly, supported by staff members Raudel Napoles, Or Sagi-Woodson and Laurie Guenther. Members of the Cavs who train at White Cloud include Alex Moore, who oversees the Cavaliers Performance Team; Derek Millender, assistant strength and conditioning coach; Anthony Bennett, power forward; Matthew Dellavedova, point forward; Scotty Hopson, small forward; Sergey Karasev, small forward; and Carrick Felix, shooting guard.

According to McCarty, the Cavs are always looking for new ways to supplement their workout regime: “Pilates is a favorite of more established players—think Kobe Bryant and even our very own (once again) Lebron James. Pilates offers them a new form of exercise that focuses on the core and its relation to the rest of the body.”

Guenther said, “The Cavaliers chose to approach Troy because of his reputation. Not only is he recognized in the local community as the go-to instructor for Pilates, he is also recognized on an international level. Troy's experience with the Cleveland Indians was well known in the Cleveland sports community.”


Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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