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PILATES CERTIFIED STUDIO

Instructors are certified through the Physical Mind Institute and the Method of Pilates, of New York.

WHAT IS PILATES

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates. Pilates emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength and flexibility.
It's a system of controlled exercises that engage and condition the total body. It is a balanced blend of strength and flexibility training that improves posture, reduces stress, and creates long, lean muscles without bulking up.
It focuses on quality of movement rather than quantity. It makes one feel invigorated rather than exhausted after each session. Pilates is a balanced approach so that no muscle group is overworked.

CONSISTENT WORKOUTS

  • Improved strength, flexibility, and balance

  • Long, lean muscles without bulk

  • Supportive deep abdominal muscles

  • Reduced stress, less tension, more energy

  • Postural alignment restoration

  • Stronger, more flexible spine

  • Quicker recovery from strain or injury 

  • Increase joint range of motion

  • Improved circulation

  • Relief from back pain and joint stress

  • Correct over-training of muscle groups

  • Enhance mobility, agility and stamina

  • Complete sports training

  • Improve physical looks and how you feel

PILATES FAQS

WHAT AGE GROUP IS PILATES FOR?

Pilates can be beneficial for virtually all ages, fitness levels and body conditions.  The method is like a bridge between physical fitness and physical therapy.  It can be adapted, modified and customized for individual needs.

WHAT IS BETTER, MAT OR EQUIPMENT PILATES EXERCISE?

It is not a matter of one being better than another.  The fundamental Pilates workout can be performed on a Pilates mat alone and get great results. However, the various equipment pieces such as the Reformer, Cadillac, and Chair incorporate light spring resistance that works like concentric and eccentric muscle contractions.  This safely sculpts, tones, and stretches the muscles.

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I DO PILATES?

2-4 times a week along with some type of cardiovascular activity.  Remember, once a week better than not doing any at all.

CLASS INFO

PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

A personal training session is the most effective way to lean, practice and perfect your Pilates performance.  The instructor devotes undivided attention to your specific needs and develops a custom program for optimum results.

GROUP CLASSES

This is a great place for beginners to start, and a fun, social way to continue Pilates practice. Classes are offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels.

We offer Chair, Tower & Barre Classes. We also offer one on one training on the Cadillac and Reformer.