Pilates

A Little History

Pilates is an amazing, complete, and corrective system of exercise, created by a man that George Balanchine called a ‘genius of the body’: Joseph Pilates. A German immigrant, Joe came to the US in 1926 and settled in New York City with his partner Clara. There they ran his “Studio for Body Contrology” for 50 years until his death in 1967 at age 83. Clara continued teaching the method herself until she passed the method on to their long time student and protégé, Romana Kryzanowska.

We believe that Pilates is an incredible and effective workout. And it’s something you can stick with your whole life.  It strengthens and tones muscles while improving flexibility.  An added bonus is that the movements on the machines can be challenging and fun! It’s also an intense workout since the movements are slow, controlled, and deliberate. People who might consider Pilates (1) are looking for an alternative or complement to weight lifting, cycling or running (2) might need supervised resistance-exercise sessions (3) want a change of pace and would like to try something new, or (4) you’ve been sedentary for a while and need something that is manageable but doable no matter what fitness level you are.

 

Pilates Private

Privates are a wonderful opportunity to fine tune your skills and learn Pilates if you’ve never tried it. It’s also great for recovery from an injury with gentle one on one interaction.  Alternatively, if you do not feel comfortable working out with a group, then privates are ideal for you.  The session will be based solely on you and your needs without distractions.  We go at your pace and perform exercises based on your abilities.

 

Pilates Circuit for Duets

We developed the pilates circuit for two, for those of you who love working out with a partner.  We call it “circuit” training because we utilize multiple pieces of equipment; such as, the reformer, chairmat, foam roller, TRX, weights, etc.   Class is focused on utilizing the strengths of each equipment for a full body experience for two people.

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