Fast paced, intense classes that deliver incredible total body sculpting workouts to challenge you mentally + physically. Every. Single. Time.
It teaches you strength and balance. There’s a reason Joseph Pilates used to call his method ‘contrology’ – Pilates is all about learning to control your body through precise movements, so strength and balance is key.
Whether it’s running, CrossFit or yoga, you’ll probably try to convert everyone you know. We Pilates folk are just as bad. I’m by no means an expert, and I still haven’t quite made it into the advanced class, but
I’ll sing its praises to anyone I meet. So if Pilates is your exercise class of choice, here are 15 things you probably know and do.
Our studios are a vibrant, full sensory experience. You’ll always be greeted by smiling faces and world class instructors who encourage and motivate you to discover your limits and push beyond them.
Innovative video technology and expert instructors combine to perfect your technique. The science of sequencing and a huge variety of exercises keep your body guessing.
Each person’s fitness + wellness journey is unique. Our instructors work their magic by making you feel like you’re the only one in the studio, so you get the most out of every exercise, every class.
By emphasizing proper breathing, correct spinal and pelvic alignment, and concentration on smooth, flowing movement, you become acutely in tune with your body. You actually learn how to control its movement.
In Pilates the quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions. Proper breathing is essential, and helps you execute movements with maximum power and efficiency. Last but not least, learning to breathe
properly can reduce stress.
Pilates builds a strong core, increases strength and flexibility simultaneously, and improves posture, stability and alignment. It also emphasizes complete concentration on smooth, flowing movement, and proper breathing.
You become acutely aware of how your body feels, where it is in space, and how best to control its movement.
Feeling stressed or anxious? You’ll probably drop onto your back and start doing your Pilates breathing. Ideally not in public. But it’s a seriously great de-stressor.
It focuses on strengthening back muscles, and studies have shown that people with chronic lower back pain who do Pilates have more long-term relief from their pain than those who don’t.
Pilates forces you to get out of your head and focus on your body. Troublesome thoughts that were bothering you beforehand don’t seem so bad after a Pilates class.
Sometimes you make people prod your abs. They don’t particularly want to, but you don’t give them much choice. Pilates can do more damage than good.
You’ve heard those terms before but what are they? Well, they are much more than the latest fitness buzzwords – they are keys to a healthier lifestyle through mindful movement and Pilates.
Mind-body exercise like Pilates is activity that keys on the mental focus of the physical movements being performed. With this type of exercise quality of movement.