Pilates will help improve balance, coordination, muscle tone, core strength, flexibility and posture. Beginner, intermediate and advanced Pilates clients, can work around any physical issues or injuries as the equipment provides support for the body. Equipment classes are great for beginners. Our Pilates instruction takes place on the Reformer, Chair, Springboard, Trapeze Table (Cadillac); Sometimes we do the entire class/session on one type of equipment and sometimes we incorporate multiple pieces of equipment.
Some conditions that can benefit from Pilates:
Male Pilates clients experience a multitude of benefits raging from muscles development to increased flexibility. Want to be a better athlete? Pilates will help you hit the ball farther, run faster, jump higher, correct imbalances, prevent injuries... Want to just get recover from injury and get back to regular activities? Pilates will help you to recover in the correct way.
The reformer is a piece of equipment on which the client exercises with a moving carriage attached to springs for resistance. It's a full body workout, where this special equipment can assist those with physical limitations or challenge the most fit individual. You will build core strength, increase flexibility, coordination, improve posture and create long, lean muscle. Pilates is great for adults (men and women), athletes, dancers, and for rehabilitation. It's recommended by doctors, chiropractor's and physical therapists.
The Chair is a small piece of apparatus created by Joseph Pilates in the 1950's to be able to do almost all the same great things as the Reformer does and fit in a small area at his Studio in NY. Some exercises in the chair can require more core strength. The chair allows many modifications for ALL levels of strength.
The Springboard is a tower of various resistance springs attached to the wall where the client can get a full body workout laying down, sitting, or standing. This piece of apparatus is the safest form of equipment training due to the stability of the floor under the body.
The last thing you may want to do is exercise while pregnant. You are nauseous, fatigued, hungry, cranky and all you may want to do is sit on the couch with a bowl of ice cream, watch Grey's Anatomy and cry into a pool of hormonal soup. Well get up off of that couch because exercise is the first thing you should do!
Consider this, exercise helps with the ailments of pregnancy such as nausea, back pain, fatigue, swelling, mood swings, and helps you get back into shape faster post partum. But you may not know where to start to find the right exercise. Pilates may be the solution for you. Pilates is a safe and gentle way to keep the abs, pelvic muscles and back strong during pregnancy. Pilates will also help strengthen and gain control of muscles used in delivery. After pregnancy, Pilates helps the body quickly get back into shape and strengthen the areas affected by pregnancy and delivery (after doctor's approval and 6-8 weeks recovery). Pilates offers a variety of exercises with modified variations and special equipment to cater to the needs of the pre & post natal woman. Classes can range from mat class to equipment classes so the pregnant woman gets a full range of exercise repertoire to keep her motivated and strong both physically and mentally.
Why Pilates for Pregnancy?
* For pelvic stability * Muscle tone * Improve body alignment * To improve circulation and strength *Offers an alternate breathing technique for delivery * To improve mental health * Control weight gain
Why Pilates Post Partum?
* Retrain the core muscles * Pelvic stability* Muscle tone * Improve posture and re-alignment * Improve circulation and strength * De-stress and improve mental health * Helps aid in weight loss * Prepares the body for the next pregnancy!
Jump classes are geared toward all levels of reformer clients. It's excellent for the cardio enthusiasts! This will take you through various jumps lying on your back or side using the springs as resistance. It is very low impact to the joints and will work your feet, legs, butt, abs and increase your stamina. Some classes will incorporate upper body strengthening as well. Get ready to sweat!