One on one instruction, after initial evaluation, using Pilates equipment.
Consists of a posture assessment, overview of past personal physical history, Pilates concepts and workout. The instructor then builds a program specifically for the client. The duration of this first time session is 1 hour and 15 minutes. Ideal for first time Pilates students.
Two students to one instructor. Two beginners may start together or you may be partnered with someone of similar Pilates level.
Basic instruction in the fundamentals of Pilates. (10 people per class)
Intermediate / Advanced:
Instruction for students with a solid knowledge of Pilates concepts who want to be challenged. (Per instructor recommendation)
Tower: 6 students (per instructor recommendation)
The Cadillac adapted to a wall unit. Springs of various tensions are used for a total body workout resulting in an experience that builds strength, endurance and flexibility.
Reformer: 5 students (per instructor recommendation)
The Pilates Reformer is a moveable carriage set on a platform. The movement of the carriage is resisted with springs as determined by the student's strength and stability.
Equipment: (per instructor recommendation)
A class using one or more of the following pieces of equipment; tower unit, reformer, ball, chair and a bosu.
Pilates During Pregnancy:
Enjoy a private or semi-private session designed for pregnancy. Your tummy and pelvic floor muscles are put under increasing strain as your baby grows bigger. During pregnancy, your tummy muscles are stretched over your growing baby and if they're weak, you may develop back or pelvic pain. Your weakened pelvic floor muscles may become less supportive to your bowel, bladder and uterus (womb), and move lower down into your pelvis under your baby's weight. Because Pilates targets the tummy, back and pelvic floor muscles without straining other joints, the exercises can work well for you during pregnancy. During pregnancy you may find that you feel a little more clumsy, or that your balance isn't as good as usual. This is thought to be due to changes in your balance and posture. Pilates has been shown to help improve balance so you may find that you feel less clumsy if you carry out the exercises. It may also help you walk without swaying from side to side so much as your bump grows.
Pilates exercises use the deepest layer of your tummy muscles, which are necessary for stabilizing your back and pelvis. Many Pilates exercises are performed on your hands and knees, which is an ideal position for pregnancy. Adopting this position can take some of the strain off your back and pelvis. Towards the end of your pregnancy, it may also help to get your baby into the right position for birth.
Did you know that you can do a great deal to promote your own bone health by engaging in weight bearing exercise? Research has shown that physical exercise alone can halt the progression of bone loss. Try our osteoporosis educated Pilates instructors for your strength building program. One in every 2 women and one in every 4 men aged 50 or older will suffer an osteoporosis-related hip, spine or wrist fracture during their lives (National Osteoporosis Foundation) Bone loss stays hidden until we see its effects through changes such as height loss or kyphosis (dowager’s hump); our lack of awareness is one of its biggest allies. Today, 10 million Americans have osteoporosis, and an additional 34 million have osteopenia, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis. Exercises that include forward flexion, side- bending and –especially-forward flexion combined with rotation cause excessive compression force on the front surface of the vertebral bodies making it harmful and dangerous for people with osteoporosis.
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*All Group Classes are 55 minutes.
New clients please arrive 15 minutes early to complete our forms.