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Pilates Schedule

What is Pilates?

Pilates is a form of exercise developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement. Pilates is not just exercise, it is a series of controlled movements, engaging your body and mind.

    The mind builds the body. This principle is defined as "the ability to achieve greater results by concentrating on the body part that is performing the work." An exercise session is much more productive when you include your mind throughout the exercise rather than leaving it behind. The movement must begin in your mind before the muscle can contract.

    Pilates emphasizes a full breathing technique with each movement to enhance flexibility and strength. By utilizing deep breathing techniques, one works the core much more efficiently.

    Within the human body, all movement begins from our "center", or what Pilates calls the "Powerhouse." The Powerhouse consists of the abs, lower back, and buttocks. These are the most important muscle groups for stabilization and strength.

    Each movement has a purpose and goal. Focusing on our movement and breath throughout each exercise ensures that we control every aspect of the movement, for without it, results cannont be achieved.

    Precision is a component of control. The more precisely we perform each movement, the more we increase the quality of that movement.

    Joseph Pilates emphasized "flowing through each movement" to ensure that we work each joint through a full range of motion. Smooth, controlled and flowing movements help emphasize flexibility throughout the body.

    Because we tend to be strong in the limbs and weak in the core, Pilates uses the idea of isolation when referring to the Powerhouse. Once we gain strength in these weak muscles, we can achieve great overall strength and flexibility throughout the entire body.

    J. PIlates stated that in " 10 sessions you notice a change, 20 sessions you feel a change, and after 30, you will have a new body." He emphasized performing the exercises at least three times a week.

General Policies & Guidelines

Sign-ups are required and can be made at the front desk up to 7 days and 1 hour prior to class time. If you are unable to attend, please notify the front desk within 2 hrs. of class time. If you fail to cancel, you may be subject to restrictions on future reservations or a non-cancellation fee. If you are not in class 5 minutes after class start, your spot will open to those on the waiting list.

"Pilates is designed to give suppleness, natural grace, and skill that will be unmistakably reflected in the way you walk, the way you play, and in the way you work."
– Joseph H. Pilates

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