What is Pilates?
Pilates was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900’s, devising a series of exercises that could overcome injuries and postural problems. The Pilates method is a complete and thorough program of physical and mental conditioning with an expanding orbit of potential exercises.
Pilates will safely nourish your back, abdominals and restore elasticity to your entire body. Its energizing and restorative qualities leave you feeling uplifted and energized!
When utilizing the Pilates Exerciser machine and mat exercises, we achieve your goals and increase your overall fitness while being pro-active in your health care.
Methods used are a cross-conditioning system that includes Pilates movements and resistance training as well as plyometrics jumps for a more athletically oriented workout. These workouts are ideal for athletes, seniors, individuals suffering from back pain, expectant moms, golf and tennis players.
They could also be tailored for a focus such as lower body workout, interval training workout, stretch workout, basics, upper body workout and more. The variation makes it possible to address everyone from the “couch potato” to the professional athlete.
This elite fitness program marries muscle toning and lengthening benefits with elements of strength and cardio training to increase flexibility, endurance and muscle tone, while strengthening the spinal and abdominal muscles.
I believe and encourage core strengthening because it is the foundation and energy source of all exercise formats. By utilizing your core muscles during virtually all exercise routines, you will be targeting your back, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, which are vital in your everyday living activities.
Your body’s core is the area around your torso and pelvis. The muscles in your pelvic, low back, hips and abdomen work in harmony when you have good core stability. Strong core muscles make it easier to do most physical activities, from swinging a golf club to getting a glass off a top shelf or bending down to tie your shoes. Weak core muscles leave you susceptible to poor posture, low back pain, and injuries.
Balance, Coordination and Flexibility
As life progresses, these key elements: balance, coordination, and flexibility are compromised. This functional loss varies from person to person and at varying stages of aging. Through guided exercises an increase in balance, coordination, and flexibility is improved along with postural alignment changes, re-education, and creation of new postural and biomechanical functioning and habits.
As a result your body will move more freely, you’ll feel taller, you’ll be able to perform daily activities with more ease, your posture will improve which reduces pain, circulation increases for a better exchange of nutrients gases, and you will be more sure footed in your step.
The four elements of well rounded routine are:
- Aerobic fitness
- Muscular fitness
- Core stability
Private and semi-private Pilate’s sessions are offered utilizing the reformer and/or mat exercise. All Pilates clients take the basic fundamental introduction to Pilates.
Cross Training/Personal Training is a combination of cardiovascular, resistance exercises and stretching created in a personalized program to fit your individual needs and goals.
Pilate’s group classes will be added to our program in the near future.