Pilates is a physical fitness system, also known as “contrology”, developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates. The benefits of Pilates include a body conditioning routine that builds flexibility, muscle strength, and endurance in the legs, abdominals, arms, hips, and back. It places an emphasis on spinal and pelvic alignment, breathing, and developing a strong core or center, and improving coordination and balance. Pilates’ system allows different exercises to be modified in range of difficulties, from beginner to advanced levels. Intensity can be increased over time as the body conditions and adapts to the exercises. Our machine classes include the following equipment:
Total body workout incorporating stretching and strengthening utilizing the Pilates Apparatus known as the Reformer. The spring loaded moveable carriage of the reformer provides a core challenge with each and every exercise.
Easy-to-learn exercises on the CoreAlign® emphasize an upright posture and are designed to improve posture, balance and functional movement. Developed by physical therapist Jonathan Hoffman, CoreAlign exercises facilitate musculoskeletal rehabilitation by stimulating core stability muscles to fire in perfect timing while performing challenging exercises, very deep stretches and core-controlled aerobic training. CoreAlign is also great for performance enhancement and as a regular exercise regimen for a healthy lifestyle.
Orbit exercises include both circular and linear movements, and range from mild to complex. It’s an amazing core workout because your abdominal muscles are always engaged. You will also increase upper body and lower body strength, and improve flexibility and balance. Rotate, flex, extend and stretch your way to a longer, leaner, healthier you.
The Bar Method integrates the fat-burning format of interval training with muscle-shaping isometrics to quickly and safely reshape the entire body. This non-impact, one-hour workout targets all major muscle groups and improves posture. The result is a recognizable “Bar Method body” featuring sculpted arms, flat abs, a lifted seat, and elongated thighs.