Pilates is an anatomically based method of exercise which strengthens your body through a series of exercises designed to:
· Build lean muscle mass.
· Strengthen deep core muscles (abdominal and spinal).
· Improve posture.
· Increase joint range of motion (flexibility).
· Improve balance, coordination and circulation.
· Increase body awareness and train mind-to-body working capacity.
Functional Fitness. Instead of just reacting to your environment (e.g. straining your back to dig your garden or shovel snow), train your mind to recruit the body muscles necessary for the job (e.g. your abdominals, then your leg and arm muscles). Let the others take a break. By strengthening and recruiting core abdominal and spinal muscles, your peripherals (e.g. arms/legs) require less effort initially, allowing you to more specifically develop strength in those areas.
It’s TRUE Pilates is all about YOU.
Pilates really is all about you. That’s one of the things I enjoy most about instructing – especially one-on-one. Each one of you is unique and bring a distinctly different set of personal challenges and strengths to Pilates training. My challenge as an instructor is to meet your needs, consider your goals, and design an exercise program that is JUST RIGHT for you. With individual instruction and/or small group classes (More on Personal and Group Pilates), your personal growth in Pilates might just amaze you!”