Pilates and Core Conditioning
What is Pilates? (pi-lah-teez)
Pilates is similar to yoga but emphasizes your body’s core including abdomen, obliques, lower back, inner and outer thigh and butt. Pilates develops strength, flexibility, muscular endurance, coordination, balance, and good posture.
Pilates classes provide increased joint stability, movement, flexibility and core strength training. We specialize in individual one-on-one training taught by Certified PMA, BASI and Polestar Pilates Instructors. Choose from a single sessions, 5 or 10 session packages.
Join us to reach your fitness goals, increase flexibility and be pain free!
What is The History of Pilates?
Pilates is a series of non-impact exercises designed by Joseph Pilates to develop strength, flexibility, balance, and inner awareness. Joseph Pilates the founder of the Pilates was born in Germany in 1880. As a frail child with rickets, asthma, and rheumatic fever, he was determined to become stronger.
He dedicated himself to building both his body and his mind through practices that included yoga, zen, and ancient Roman and Greek exercises. His conditioning regime worked and he became an accomplished gymnast, skier, boxer, and diver. While interned in England during World War I for being a German citizen, Pilates became a nurse.
During this time, he designed a unique system of hooking springs and straps to a hospital bed in order to help his disabled and immobilized patients regain strength and movement. It was through these experiments that he recognized the importance of training the core abdominal and back muscles to stabilize the torso and allow the entire body to move freely. This experimentation provided the foundation for his style of conditioning and the specialized exercise equipment associated with the Pilates method.
Joseph Pilates beloved that ideal fitness is “the attainment and maintenance of a uniformly developed body with a sound mind fully capable of naturally, easily, and satisfactorily preforming our many and varied daily tasks with spontaneous zest and pleasure.
What Are The Benefits Of Pilates?
• Improve posture
• Integrated movements
• Physical and mental well-being
• Prevents and rehabilitates injuries
• Create an evenly conditioned body
• Develops inner physical awareness
• Gain long, lean muscles and flexibility
• Pregnant women develop body alignment
• Increasing flexibility, circulation, and balance
• Improve sports performance, and prevent injuries
• Develop a strong core - flat abdominals and a strong back
• Pregnant women develop body shape and tone after pregnancy
What You Should Know About Personal Training?
Personal training is one-on-one instruction that incorporates exercise screening, goal-setting and health education. Our personal trainers will instruct you on proper lifting techniques, introduce you to exercises that target your specific goals and motivate you towards your full potential.
How Can Personal Training Help You?
• Individual Exercise Plans
• Daily/Weekly Motivation
• Fitness/Health Goal Setting
• Weight Loss/Gain Plans
• Monthly Workout “Tune-Ups”
• Sport-Specific Training
Ball and Foam Rolling
& Self Care
Learn very easy self-massage techniques for increasing vitality and relieving pain. We will use a variety of tools: balls, rollers, to release soft tissue. Learn more about your body, what it’s telling you and how YOU can help it.
Benefits of Self-Care For Fitness
Release trigger points
Decrease recovery time
Revive overworked muscles
Improve sports performance
Unburden areas of high-tension
Keep your body supple and strong for injury prevention
Improve circulation and boost your lymphatic system
EVERYONE CAN BENEFIT. Ball and Foam Roller classes are an effective self-care practice, as well as a wonderful complement to yoga, dance, weight training, running or any other fitness program you may follow.
Are you frustrated with the inability to go to a gym or find an activity or sport that is a pain-free experience? Many of our customers have done the gym thing. Signed up and attended for a short while but find they are not getting enough support to learn correct movement and motion to build strength and stability. We strive to bring our staff’s intensive physical therapy and physical fitness expertise together with personal training to create a team that supports your full recovery and continued fitness success.
Each personal training session is customized to meet your personal movement goals and exercise comfort levels, which are often difficult to find in a gym or larger studio setting.
We will help you gain and hold onto mobility, strength, flexibility and endurance to accomplish your personal goals. Pilates equipment, TRX and other small equipment are used for a creative and individualized program.