Pilates was developed almost 100 years ago by Joseph Pilates. These exercises emphasized the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support efficient and graceful movement.
In Pilates, core strength is the foundation of all movement. Pilates mat workouts focus on controlled movements using the body's core muscles.
These workouts can also help reduce back pain, compression on the joints and prevent sports injuries. Exercises are low impact and are modified according to personal flexibility and strength limitations.
Pilates classes include:
A mat workout designed to strengthen the core of the body by developing pelvic stability & abdominal control. It is an excellent way to increase muscular endurance, improve flexibility, & encompass the spirit, mind & body into one effective workout.
A music-driven, athletic workout that strengthens, stretches and tones with dynamic movements inspired by the best of Pilates and Yoga, this “boot camp on a Yoga mat” class is rigorous but restorative, high-intensity yet low impact and will bring functionality and flexibility to your body.
A total-body fitness system designed to whip you into shape from head to toe. It combines the practices of Pilates and Yoga to help you build strength, lose weight, increase flexibility and have a great time doing it. Expect a low-impact, high-intensity, total-body workout, without jumps, weights, or stress on your joints.
A total body sculpting workout based on ballet barre exercises. This class is designed to balance, strengthen and tone the entire body. Each class will include several highly effective sequences of toning and resistance exercises, with an emphasis on the core, arms, hips and thighs. Through the use of the ballet barre, light weights and various props, students will begin with small movements and progress to larger, more complex movements. This technique protects your joints as it does not involve any bouncing or jumping. Each strength section of the workout is followed by a stretching section in order to develop long, lean muscles without bulk.